Marjorie Ely is a stunning yet unworldly 19-year-old girl possessed by only an abstracted sense of who she is or where she came from. Now alone and living with distant relatives, she imagines that she was born motherless, created through extraordinary, magical means by her mysterious and long-dead father.
She increasingly shuts herself off from the banalities of the world around her, filled with gossiping girlfriends, jobs on automatic pilot and a clumsy budding sexuality. Instead, she surrenders to her night-time reality, in which an attractive yet unusual figure in a black leather jacket lures her back to her imagined origins and her fate.
Otto Buj says he was inspired by the 1960s pop song 'Hundred Pounds of Clay' by Gene McDaniels and by Paul Wegener’s horror film Der Golem (1915). The result is an idiosyncratic and alienating love story between a father and daughter.


Filmmaker
Otto Buj
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Canada
Year
2010
Medium
HDcam
Length
90’
Language
English
Producer
Otto Buj
Production Company
Systematic Pictures Inc.
Sales
Systematic Pictures Inc.
Writer
Otto Buj
Cinematography
Otto Buj
Editor
Otto Buj
Production Design
Otto Buj
Sound Design
Otto Buj, Kevin Couvillon, Stefan Cvetkovic
Music
The Bells, Gene McDaniel
Cast
Stephanie Sobocan