An examination of monastery life around a one hundred thirty foot rock outcrop upon which a monk hopes to live and become the first
stylite there in six hundred years. Upon This Rock is also prologue to The Stylite, a creative feature length documentary still in development. Runtime: 21Min
After a farcical dream in which the creation and eventual destruction of the world is told to him, a man awakens on an unknown train roiled in a spiritual and existential crisis. This film provides the archetype and inspiration for the pilgrim character in The Stylite.
Interview with writer/director Stephen Riehl at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, California during the premiere of Upon This Rock.
Over the course of a week, a life insurance salesman loses the will to live, a funeral beautician finds solace in the dead and a child, taken before his time, is the bridge between.
A misty beach, footprints to the sea, sky...
Originated as a silent piece, the score was inspired by the imagery.
A man sets out on a path.
Originated as a musical piece, the self referential theme inspired the idea of a doppleganger.
This was an initial test for a stop motion short film in development.
The first teaser for an ambitious feature film that is currently in development.