The Son of Cthulhu

16mm film, 8 minutes, 1991

In 1986, my friend and mentor Szymon Choynowski resigned from teaching and gave me a large roll of clear 16mm leader so long as I promised to make good use of it.  I set off to create a half hour drawing-on-film adaptation of an H.P.Lovecraft novel.  Sever back pains curbed my enthusiasm after I'd created a few minutes and it took me five more years to complete it in this shorter form.

Thanks to Thomas Phinney for the restoration of the "Cristoforo" font used on this page.

In 2021, William Bessai-Saul created "The Son of the Son of Cthulhu" using scratch techniques onto 35mm film.      

1996 screening