Award-winning director Damien Lay’s SEMI COLIN is a well crafted exploration into a universal conundrum…What is art and what is pornography? SEMI COLIN challenges us to explore our inner self just as the acclaimed graphic novelist Colin Murray does…for the first time in his life.
Stimulating the intellect and providing the opportunity to explore one’s own natural voyeuristic urges, the film delves deeply into the mind of the erotic illustrator. Part performance, part art and very much part social commentary, Colin Murray surfaces to philosophize on his life’s obsessive work. And, just as Colin’s lusty provocateurs emerge from the paper through quivering brush and pen, filmmaker Damien Lay coaxes the artist from the self-imposed shadows of his explicit imagination to delicately expose the blurry boundaries between eroticism and art.
“(A) David Lynch-esque documentary…” - Washington Post
“A meditation on art and pornography.” - dvdverdict.com
“…a semi-piece of cinematic art by filmmaker Damien Lay…” - Hong Kong Film and Cult News
“…a tell all that mesmerises and entertains.” - Aced Magazine