Pursuit Of A Jigsaw

In a retroist Suburban-America, a corporate laborer begins to lose his sense of self after entering an undesired marriage. His body begins to morph and distort, taking on the physical characteristics of his wife and coworkers.

  • Sam Mizrahi-Powell
  • Sam Mizrahi-Powell
  • Sam Mizrahi-Powell
  • Jamie Roy
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Sam Mizrahi-Powell

Sam Mizrahi-Powell is an American film director, writer, and producer from Los Angeles, California. His films often serve as commentary on suburban life, mass media, and American politics - These films are typically rooted in an allegorical and philosophical nature.

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Director Statement

All of my life I’ve had questions about freedom; freedom of will, freedom of individuals, and the ways in which our psychology is built to adapt to its surroundings. As the product of divorced parents, growing up I saw my parents while they were single individuals and while they were in relationships. I observed as they contorted their personalities, lives, and changed with the come of
each new person, job, location. I wanted to make a film about that. To translate the idea to cinema was about making the distortions of our psyche into distortions of the body as well. To me, Pursuit Of A Jigsaw is equal parts satire as it is surrealism and horror. Despite the film's cold and psychological notes, I find the film hilarious. The things that make you want to laugh also make you want to weep.