Ode to Psyche

ODE TO PSYCHE captivating story of Adam Koenigsburg, a brilliant but sensitive teenager whose life is turned upside down when he follows a flyer for a scientific trial looking for “people who don’t know how to be."

  • Alex Morf
    Director
    Public Property, Off the Grid,
  • Alex Morf
    Writer
    Ode to Psyche
  • D.D.R. Stewart
    Producer
  • Will Dagger
    Key Cast
    "Adam Koenigsburg"
  • Alex Morf
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Steven Writ"
    MINDHUNTER, MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, DAREDEVIL, BATWOMAN, MAGGIE'S PLAN
  • Blake DeLong
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Zach Water"
    WHEN THEY SEE US, THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
  • Marcia DeBonis
    Key Cast
    "Rachel Koenigsburg"
    UNCUT GEMS, SULLY, THE CHAIR, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
  • Jonathan Hadary
    Key Cast
    "Hiram Koenigsburg"
    INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, A SIMPLE WISH, A TIME TO KILL
  • Jennifer Ikeda
    Key Cast
    "Latin Teacher"
    KILLING HASSELHOF
  • Charise Greene
    Key Cast
    "Kat"
    THE AFFAIR
  • Brian Keane
    Key Cast
    "Homeless Man"
    DOPESICK, BILLIONS, THE GILDED AGE
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 16, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    16,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.37
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Alex Morf

Alex Morf is a writer, director, and actor who's worked in theater, film, and television for two decades. He's best known for his work on series like MINDHUNTER, MANIFEST, DAREDEVIL and for playing Curley in the Broadway production of OF MICE AND MEN. His directing projects include PUBLIC PROPERTY, OFF THE GRID, and ODE TO PSYCHE — a short film that inspired his one-hour pilot by the same name, which recently won the 2022 Screencraft Pilot Competition (60 minute category). Alex is a native of Mount Vernon, Iowa.

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Director Statement

When I first met my wife, something electric shot through me —an invisible current that awoke something dormant inside me. A lot us have a story like that. What happens to us in those moments? Is it scientific? Could it be engineered? Or are there things out there that are unknowable? This story was born out of my fascination with the area where science bumps up against the divine, where control meets surrender, where happenstance meets fate. In this time of collective isolation, ODE TO PSYCHE is a story about our search for connection in a chaos-filled world.