The One Eyed Dog
The One Eyed Dog
15 minutes 38 seconds
This is the story of a single mans perpetual descent into madness and hilarity! In this pseudo psychological thriller! Follow a man in his mortal journey past all perceivable and existential reality to discover almost beyond human comprehension his singularity with the universe, while a one-eyed Muppet baby comically bludgeons him to death repeatedly for sake of mans awakening. Come on a journey of comedy and discovery! Come and discover~ what is “the one eyed dog”?!
Hitchcock B-Movie Style Film Noir Pseudo Psychological Thriller. IT’S A COMEDY! Shot in the traditions of classic B-Movie/para-cinema verite. The film explores the possible Comedic Potential for Big-Brain Film Noir B Movies and their infinite comedic potential.
David Claire Parsons was born in Sioux City, Iowa; March 7, 1985 (the same day “We are the World, We are the People” was recorded.) Son of Donald and Denise Parsons the youngest of 4 (2 sisters/ 1 brother).
As a child, he often took comfort in the soft glow of television’s and movie’s. Hiding from the often monstrous and/or comical abuse that carried on in the home.
At 18 Parsons fled his childhood home. Graduated from high school early and moved to Iowa City. He paid for himself and his brother to share an apartment. While his brother carried on with his alcoholism frequently antagonizing physical violence, he studied philosophy.
Amongst his work. He decided to test social norms (much inspired by Thoreau) bought a truck, and moved into it.
Winter settled in, and the truck was no longer a viable option. He decided to move out to Italy.
While in Italy, he experienced his first nervous breakdown. After being solicited for sex at the southern most Italian town of Leche. He decided to head back to the States.
After a brief stint with his sister and brother in law. He returned to Iowa, and went back to Iowa City.
Attended University of Iowa, where he tried to articulate a para-dimensional style of painting, by distorting dimensional constructs according to relative space on a 2-Dimensional surface.
Eventually he met Seoyeong Gupton. A married woman about to attend Grad School at The University of Arizona.
While attending the University of Arizona. He experienced his first controversy. While publishing comics in the school paper. One of his comics, created a giant controversy, with what is now known as The Fruit Roll-up joke. However much he apologized fell on deaf ears. The comic itself was autobiographical from then on he decided never to apologize for his story.
After graduating from the University of Arizona with his degree in painting. He decided to return to Iowa to spend some time with his family. This turned out to be the biggest mistake of his life.
After moving back, his brother proceeded to get his girlfriend of 6 year drunk and have sex with her. After which he was abandoned in the gutter by his then ex-girlfriend and family.
After 2-3 years of homeless alcoholic struggle. He was eventually able to discover sobriety.
After a year of solid employment/living. Production began on his first short film The One Eyed Dog. Using his visual intellect and his writing from 10 years of stand-up, he was able to finish the film- Feb 27, 2020.
D. Claire Parsons is currently living in Tucson AZ, with his Angil and Oemi. He is looking forward to premiering the film, and talking to people about making more productions.
Director/Writer – D. Claire Parsons
Produce – Brad Page, B. Edward Stewart
OEMI – “The one eyed dog”