Director's Statement:
In 2000 I completed Words of My Voice, my first full-length graphic novel, as my Comparative Literature thesis at Cornell University. Shortly after graduating, I moved to Boston where I began another graphic novel, 8x8. It didn't take me long to decide that 8x8 was really a film, and with that I began shooting my first, although never completed, narrative feature.

After going back to school to study film, first at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and then at CalArts, I made several short experimental films and a longer documentary, but The Thin Time is in a sense a continuation of the same ideas I was exploring in this early narrative work, namely genre, the mixing of genre, an element of self-reflexivity, and a great concern with form. In addition, The Thin Time takes a similar tack to my early comic narratives in exploring the idea of the story as much as telling a story.