A young woman shares an unsettling coincidence with her friend concerning an old photograph. “That Doe Zone,” an experimental film by Harrison Atkins, maneuvers in the unexplainable, existing at least partly as a dream. After her strange revelation, Sheetsa looks up from the table and sees someone who shouldn’t be there. Neither friend can explain the odd occurrences, or their rippling effects. Atkins is content to lean heavily on atmosphere and style, over lucidity. There’s also a subtle sense of humor — less prominent than in his previous shorts, such as “Blissful Banquet” — but enough to keep the proceedings light on their feet. See also, Atkins’ 2015 feature, “Lace Crater,” which did well on the festival circuit and is currently available on VOD. -KA.
Director / Writer / DP / Editor: Harrison Atkins. Producer: David Brundige. Cast: Caroline Hebert as Sheetsa. Chloe Searcy as Grau. Tomas Pais as The Man. Set Sound: Logan Smith. Sound MIx: Daniel Johnson. Key Man: James Gallagher. Colorist: Spencer Parsons.