”One of the most notable shorts was the identity-searching Iconoclast by Alex Haney. A mixed-race, trans and Jewish teenager desperately tries to figure out how to come to terms with his true self and how to go about presenting said self to the world. Sharp, striking and fast paced this 6.00 min short is memorable for its warped visual reality. Haney draws upon Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” and creates a deeply touching film about feeling trapped behind the glass of a self that you no longer recognise.Jasmine Onstad, Izzy Moore and Emily TaylorNouse
”A Visually Stunning Film From Director Alex Haney - Iconoclast, directed by Alex Haney, is an official selection of the Oregon Short Film Festival 2018. The judges were impressed with the emotional rollercoaster of this story. The visuals and edit help the viewer get a better understanding of what the main character is going through mentally. "Iconoclast" has been nominated for Best Film Editing , as well as, Best Drama Film.Oregon Short Film Festival
Written & Directed by Alex Haney
USC School of Cinematic Arts
When his bathroom mirror reflection begins to separate from him, a mixed race queer teen must navigate a landscape of identity and change before living visions of his internal battle threaten to tear his world apart.