Julie, who died of a PCP overdose as a teen in the early ’70s, searches from beyond the ethers for her little brother, Bob, an obese watch-seller, who is dying of sucrose intolerance, in the early ’90s. —IMDb
Damon Packard (born May 4, 1967) is an underground American film director and actor. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Packard first became seriously involved with film at the age of 11. His biggest inspiration was director Steven Spielberg. Packard spent his teens and twenties working on experimental shorts while supporting himself variously as a movie theater usher, security specialist and wrist-watch salesman. His early Super 8 efforts included The Afterlife and Amazing Stories (1982–84), starring his friend/collaborator Paul Trainor, son of producer/casting director Chris Trainor, who was partners with Miles O’Keeffe known for films such as Ator, The Blade Master, and Lone Runner. His first notable effort was Dawn of an Evil Millennium (1988) which he partly produced as a 30min short for a film class and featured Miles O’Keeffe in small role. This was followed by other shorts such as Apple (1992), an elfquest-inspired fantasy film made in Hawaii while… read more
Agreed. 'Contemporary' is often a hollow argot word, but I think it can be legitimately applied here. Packard is not without predecessors or peers, but his films are rarities in their scale and traditional artistic and technical qualities. Reflections of Evil (91 minute version) isn't my favourite film from Packard (that be Dawn of an Evil Millenium), but seeing the longer cut may change that. A significant work.