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Synopsis: Myron Dyal, a California artist, has temporal lobe epilepsy, and he creates striking paintings, drawings, and sculptures inspired by the visions he has during his seizures. For decades, Myron faced abuse and hardship because of his epilepsy and discovered art as a powerful way to work through his pain. As reality starts to unravel around him, Myron struggles with accepting his epilepsy as both a terrifying illness and his only chance for survival.

Run Time

12 minutes

Starring

Myron Dyal

Directed by

Cullen Parr

Executive Producer

Ondi Timoner

Produced by

Ryan Rambach
Cullen Parr
Evan Salce

Edited by

Ryan Rambach
Cullen Parr

Director's Statement

When I first met Myron in the fall of 2011, I was a sophomore in college with no idea I was laying the groundwork for what would become Charon. I don’t think I could ever quite communicate the feeling of walking into Myron’s apartment and seeing all of his art, in person, for the first time, but I know without a doubt it’s one of my strongest memories in years. Years after that meeting, Myron’s story and imagery kept speaking to me and I felt that the potential existed here to create something unique. I started thinking about Myron’s day to day experience living with these seizures, and I realized that to properly tell his story I needed to make you feel that experience. This was where my animation background came in. As we shot and edited the film, I found myself using a myriad of animation and stylized vfx techniques more and more to bring Myron’s world to life.

Country of Origin

USA

Production Year

2019

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