When a man visits his ill childhood friend Roderick Usher after many years apart, he is shaken to his core by the foreboding atmosphere and sense of evil that pervades the household and its inhabitants. His attempts to understand and address the literal and figurative "illness" that permeates Usher's house fail at every turn, and he is unable to deter Usher, his sister Madeline, and the house itself from their swift descent into the abyss. The hauntingly beautiful and strange music of Philip Glass perfectly captures every nuance and inner nerve of this powerful story by Edgar Allan Poe.
The Fall of the House of Usher: Video Designer
Greg Emetaz is a filmmaker and video designer based in New York. For stage: FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES (The Metropolitan Opera), LA FANCIULLA (Del West National Center for Performing Arts – Beijing), LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (LA Opera), and TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (Croatian National Theatre). World premieres of BEL CANTO (Chicago Lyric Opera), DOLORES CLAIBORNE (San Francisco Opera), CHAMPION, AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, SHALIMAR, 27 and THE GOLDEN TICKET (Opera Theatre Saint Louis), and ENEMIES: A LOVE STORY (Palm Beach Opera). For screen: Feature film CAMP WEDDING (Nevermore audience Award, Jim Thorpe Best Comedy), short films BOWES ACADEMY, SPELL CLAIRE, GET THE F K OUTTA PARIS!, DEATH BY OMELETTE (SNCF Prix Du Polar Finalist), and webseries DO IT YOURSELFIE (Friar’s Club special Jury Award, iTVfest Best Director award), co-directed with Amanda DeSimone. He’s also served as video director for the 2008-11 NEA Opera Honors, the 2011, 2013 NEA Jazz Masters, and created behind-scenes documentaries for Julie Taymor’s THE TEMPEST, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, and numerous productions at Opera Theatre St. Louis and New York City Opera.