In 2014, two young girls in Waukesha, Wisconsin committed an atrocious act compelled by the calling of a fictional internet character. Brodsky’s film, the product 18 months of digging, explores the backstory leading up to the event, how the internet created boogeyman come to be, and more importantly, how much do we hold our children responsible for what they discover in the vast voids of the web? Weaving together internet footage, home movies, videotaped confessions, and insights from experts, Beware the Slenderman chronicles a chilling crime while questioning what our clicks online might say about who we really are. Thanks to HBO Films.
Appears in: 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival
Other Films by Irene Taylor Brodsky
Nearly 50 years after a vaccine for polio was developed in the United States, the polio virus still finds refuge in some of the world’s most vulnerable places. In India and Afghanistan’s impoverished neighborhoods, THE FINAL INCH follows the massive—and yet highly personalized—mission to eradicate polio from the planet. The film challenges our most basic …
Irene Taylor Brodsky’s diverse films have earned her numerous awards, including an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short for THE FINAL INCH (2009) and a Peabody Award for HEAR AND NOW (2007). Her latest film, ONE LAST HUG, is an unflinching documentary short film set at Camp Erin—a sleepover summer camp where grieving children of …
Living under the Himalayan sun, their eyes have slowly gone milky white. Manisara and Durga have cataracts, and their mountain home in Nepal has become a warren of darkness. Shot over three days, Open Your Eyes follows their extraordinary journey down the mountain for a chance to see again.