Ovid, New York


Ovid, New York is an anthology feature film made up of seven chapters, inspired by Roman author Ovid’s sweeping mythological poem, The Metamorphoses. The stories are built around the main theme of transformation, converging at its center in the sleepy Finger Lakes village of Ovid, New York.

Ovid, New York presents a history of violence and catharsis in tones that range from surreal to darkly comedic to pitch black, and in genres from Melodrama to Western, shot in widescreen on glorious 35mm film.

Ovid, New York’s chapters follow the death and rebirth of the four seasons and tap into the visceral and transformational history of New York State. We dig into the core of human experience, explore deeply flawed, complex characters and relationships, and provide a rich and varied tapestry of allegories. Ovid, New York holds up a mirror to a mutable 21st century in the tradition of Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luis Buñuel, Éric Rohmer, and Peter Greenaway.