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  • Coming and Going

    Coming and Going

    This feature started back in 2016 when I shot Surroundings of a Home, the first of twelve sequences that would eventually make up the entirety of the film. The idea behind Surroundings of a Home was simple, to create a ten minute sequence exhibiting an excursion from the interior of my home to the bluffs of Lake Michigan; an escape into nature, if you will. Upon shooting that sequence, I began to conceptualize this feature and, two years later, it…

  • Image & Illusion

    Image & Illusion

    After months of rigorous editing, I finally completed my eighth feature film, Image & Illusion (79 minutes), the first feature that I've decided to add to the Letterboxd database since 2017's The Passing of a Psychopath. If you would like to view the film, or any of my other password-protected works, please feel free to email me at elihayes93@gmail.com; I'll be sure to provide passwords. Much love to you all, and thank you sincerely for your infinite inspiration over the years -- it's assisted greatly in sustaining my determination to keep creating, no matter the obstructions or limitations.

    Edit: the film is now available
    publicly via vimeo.com/264388220

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  • Islands

    Islands

    ★★★★½

    I wasn't expecting Oneohtrix Point
    Never on the soundtrack, but alas...

  • Ash Is Purest White

    Ash Is Purest White

    ★★★★★

    “It’s a way of being warmer, more genuine, more welcoming, when you call yourself what everyone else calls you... We’re trying to simplify how we tell the story of what we do, and the name represents that... [It is a] momentous event in the history of the Y [that] honors our past and represents our future."
    - The YMCA

    "We are deeply dismayed by today's announcement from the YMCA that they feel a name change and a rebranding are in…

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  • Enter the Void

    Enter the Void

    ★★★★½

    A very light romantic comedy.
    Good for a first date.

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★½

    A film made the way in which cinema is meant to be seen: so that the asshole sitting next to you, scarfing down popcorn like a rabid squirrel, actually feels like an asshole, in addition to merely being one.