The Garden Parasol
The Garden Parasol (Dir. Brett Ingram, 1993, 13 minutes)
The Garden Parasol is a surrealistic stop-motion horror film exploring anxieties associated with intimacy. Originally inspired by the eponymous romantic impressionist painting by Carl Frederick Frieseke, this short film takes an immediate detour into darker territories.
The Garden Parasol earned eight awards, screened on regional PBS, and appeared at fifteen film festivals and museums across the U.S., including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Humboldt International Film Festival, and the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival where cult film director Roger Corman presented Ingram with the award for Best Experimental Film.