The Films of Barry Hershey
THE EMPTY MIRROR
The Empty Mirror is an unconventional cinematic exploration of the nature of evil, a fantastical journey into the deep recesses of the mind of Adolf Hitler. The film had its world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival, was released theatrically by Lions Gate Films, and is distributed by 1091 digitally.
Casting About is a lyrical documentary that explores the experience of casting for a dramatic film, weaving together footage from auditions with 350 actresses in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, and Los Angeles. The film was released theatrically by Kino International.
LEADING TO WAR
How does a government lead its people to war? How does it communicate the reasons and rationale for initiating military conflict? What rhetorical devices are employed? And how is a nation brought to support the decision to wage war against another nation such as Iraq? These are the questions that Leading to War explores.
LUCIFER, GOD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL ANGEL
Lucifer was the prince of angels, the bearer of light. He placed his own beauty and perfection above his love for God. This sin of pride caused his fall to the darkest domain. Lucifer, the film, poetically explores the Lucifer theme of beauty and destruction as manifested in the human realm.