Short narratives

Director: Matt Battaglia

Length: 17 minutes

“Is she sick, or is the world itself sick?” HOUSE ON FIRE, the debut graphic novel by writer/artist Matt Battaglia, teases out the difference in a personal-political cruise through a fallen world, where fear is rational and obedience your only refuge. Bret Easton Ellis (American Pyscho, The Shards) calls it “compelling… a visceral experience,” and “the first object I’ve come across that addresses in fiction this particular madness that spread across America and the world during the Covid-19 pandemic… no movie has, and no t.v. series. “House on Fire” is about what we all collectively suffered during those years, condensed into one tragic horror story.”