Sue Corcoran was one of the directors of the Fly Filmmaking Challenge during the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). She was not able to be at the group interview Cinematical did with the other three directors, but we caught up with her recently to talk about her Fly Film, Circus of Infinity, her feature-length film, Gory Gory Hallelujah, and what's up next for her.
Corcoran's Fly Filmmaking Challenge film, Circus of Infinity, is a serious parable about the meaning of life and death with a fantasy frosting. Circus tells the story of a dwarf named Baby Violet, whose circus-performer parents have signed her up to be shot out of a cannon. Baby Violet keeps asking, "But is there a net?". The Ringmaster tells Baby Violet a sappy tale about the mythical Net, and the janitor gruffly tells her, "You're gonna get squashed like a melon". Baby Violet shoots out of the cannon and into heaven for the amusement of God and his cohorts, to be judged by a panel of American Idol-esque judges ("Violet, you know I've always been a fan," gushes the female judge).