Experiencing Interruptions?


Told through a myriad of images and objects, Esoteric is about a young woman’s descent into despair caused by looking inwards and thinking only of herself.

  • Mallory Gieringer
  • Mallory Gieringer
  • Katie Eash
    Key Cast
  • Jake Beasley
    Key Cast
  • Roberto Mantica
    Key Cast
  • Jack Klink
    Director of Cinematography
  • Mallory Gieringer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    900 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Mallory Gieringer

Mallory Gieringer is Senior majoring in Film and Video Studies at Purdue University. As a transfer student, Mallory began her studies at Purdue University in the Spring of 2014. That summer she was chosen for an internship with The Elliott Hall of Music. The internships success lead to making a video for the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research Magazine (JPUR). Mallory was Assistant Director for the film, ‘Continuance’ which was a semifinalist in the 2015 Student Academy Awards and was a second place winner at the Raw Science Film festival in L.A. As a senior Mallory’s passion for filmmaking has taken her around the world to places such as India. She has directed, filmed and edited several Short films, and various video productions. Her recent projects have included several videos for Purdue Universities Cheerleading team and the video, “Guide to being a Boilermaker” which was highlighted in an interview with The Tab Purdue magazine.

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Director Statement

Watching a film is like putting on another pair of glasses, and seeing through another persons perspective, a different world view. It is philosophizing in the modern age. As a filmmaker I seek to express and generate discussions about our philosophies of life and human sentiment. I was inspired by the film ‘Un Chien Andalou’ by Spanish director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí. As well as various Surrealist artwork, which leaves the meaning open to the interpretation of the viewer, and prompts discussions theorizing upon what the actual meaning of the work is. The images and objects presented in Esoteric are meant to be speculated upon in a similar manner.