Questioning the Existence of Alec

  • Director

    Roger Horn

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2023, 4:34

  • Category


  • Format

    8mm, iPhone

  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

ON BECOMING: 6 films about what happens when we change.

April 24, 2024 @ 7:00PM • Kaufman Astoria Studios – Zukor Theatre

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“Questioning the Existence of Alec” is comprised of found footage utilizing stop motion and additional in camera effects recorded on the beaches of South Africa during the 1940s. In this dreamlike journey, two or three friends, one of whom may be Alec are presented from adolescence through adulthood. The surreal journey blurs the boundary between the past and present, reality and fantasy, and invites viewers to question for themselves the nature of reality, dreams, and the existence of the protagonists on both sides of the camera.


Roger Horn, Director
Roger Horn, Producer
Roger Horn, Editor
Dylan Ford, Final Audio Mix

Director Statement

World Premiere – International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)

Director Biography

Roger Horn is a filmmaker, actor, anthropologist, and Associate Professor of Practice at Northern Arizona University in the Creative Media & Film Department. He has over 25 years of moving image experience in Los Angeles, Nashville, Berlin, and Cape Town. He obtained his PhD at the University of Cape Town in Cultural Anthropology and holds an MA in Visual & Media Anthropology.

His films have been showcased at almost 300 film festivals and conferences worldwide. These include the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, where he was nominated for the International Competition category, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and the 21st, 22nd, & 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival.