Director Gillian Horvat, who plays a fictional version of herself, navigates the endless process required to get a first film off the ground in her fascinating feature film debut. From an innocent initial concept – the perfect murder of the unbearable partner of one of her friends – towards full-scale madness. Was she always crazy or did this project make her that way?
I Blame Society is a titillating meta-story about the camera as an excuse for abuse, artistic transgression and blurry boundaries. Losing more than her friends and loved ones, her obsession with authenticity leads her to lose sight of where creativity ends and madness begins. "No film justifies hurting others, does it?" asks her lover. Gillian doesn't agree. But what is her motive? Art or a thirst for blood?