This was my first foray into the idea of the unreliable narrator in film, a strategy that is problematic in live-action films, but which is ideal for an animation if all the images are drawn by that narrator-- in this case a watch repairman who believes his wife in having an affair with a co-worker. His jealousy brings up memories of his honeymoon in Pompeii, Italy, as he spirals into paranoia just as America is on the brink of the invasion of Iraq following 9/11. I finished the film with a temporary stock score in 2013, screened it once in LA, then shelved it. I had it rescored in 2017 by Bryan Minus, whose music brought a whole new emotional dimension to the film and made it much better.
Adult themes, violence and explicit sexual imagery.
Pompeii screened at the Portland Underground Film Festival in 2016 and at Livingroom Theaters in Portland in conjunction with an exhibition of drawings from the film at Augen Gallery.