Odysseus in America

The second of a two-part journey, Odysseus in America is a documentary by filmmaker, journalist, and former medic, Charles Berkowitz. It is based on the studies of Dr. Jonathan Shay that explore combat trauma and the journey home by modern soldiers, through the words of Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey.

To help illustrate the references to Homer's epic tales and with regard to the gravity the narratives bear, the images I created focused on moments of discord, loss, forgetting and homecoming.

My work is featured in the film and submitted in layers to aid with depth animation effect in post-production.




Pen and ink

Adobe Photoshop

Intuos Pro Wacom tablet