Director’s Statement

I intend to explore cinema that is purely cinematic. Storytelling is not the realm of pure cinema. Novels, plays, poetry, and music all tell stories. Certainly, most forms of art can tell stories. But, what is it that cinema can only do? In order to experiment with cinema’s ability to exhibit something outside of narrative I wrote Harvest. A film that displays a routine, that displays repetition, that frustrates the viewer’s need for progress. Interruption is where revelation happens. A life, displayed onscreen, hardened by repetition, becomes interrupted. Similarly, the audience’s narrative reception process has been interrupted by dwelling in the moments of stasis.  In that interruption a revelation takes shape. It is a revelatory awareness about the real beauty of cinema, not a beauty of story but a beauty of experience.