DEVIN HORAN received a grant in support of LATE AND DEEP, the second film in an experimental tetralogy comprised of three short works and a feature. They explore the implications of a phrase by Persian writer Sadeq Hedayat: In life it is possible to become angelic, human, or animal. I have become none of these things. Through imagery and sound, the films envision beings in states of ontological indeterminacy. A purely visual film, LATE AND DEEP is set in an isolated house in a remote winter forest at night. In a closed room of this house, two human beings, a male and a female, undergo an experience of convulsion. Their behavior is not psychologically motivated. Rather, they are depicted as bodies, as flesh, alien and sensual, and subject to an overpowering rupture whose source remains obscure (separation, schizophrenia, withdrawal, release, ecstasy). Through both the actions of the characters and the setting, the film will evoke an experience of an existential periphery, a borderline reality, far away from god and men.