Rhys Hecox (b. 1980, Michigan) is an experimental filmmaker and artist based in New York. He is interested in creating tone poems through film and summoning sensations through images and shared experiences. He explains, “Film operates at a sensory level, unlocking subconscious thoughts and feelings in its primal imagery. Visual imagery can create an almost dream-like state that doesn’t allow the viewer to intellectually interpret their feelings and thoughts, and instead – when done correctly – forces their subconscious to the surface and towards the desired place of enlightenment.”
Hecox is currently working on a feature-length film that visually explores the complexity of "toska," a Russian word that roughly translates as “sadness, melancholia and lugubriousness.” He received his BA from the University of Michigan in Film Studies in 2008.
Recent work:Hole, 2015Passing, 2016