An outcast cyclops withdraws from society then comes storming back, embarking on a journey of wild visions, fame and infamy. Loves of a Cyclops is an ambitious multi-media project by Nathan Punwar, also releasing today is a immaculately constructed website of back story and world-creation. WEBSITE HERE. The film itself is an accomplished homage, borrowing heavily from the pacing/framing of Wes Anderson, et al. If you can get past its precedents, it's a visual feast with rolling flair, replete with animations, homemade design and costumes. It's also funny. Deadpan 1-line quips throughout, as when the scientist studying Francis, the cyclops, assures: "You don't have to cover that up. They're not afraid of your eye. They're afraid of you." And Francis responds: "Oh, so then how do I cover me up?" LOAC receives a jolt with the arrival of the love interest, Lina Rae, a beautiful, unassuming child literary star who becomes entwined with Francis as she aims to rejuvenate her career. Kathleen Kyllo plays the wunderkind & she brightens the film with a timeless allure. Equally intriguing is the lead (Johan Guzman) who exists convincingly without resorting to theatrics. LOAC has the feel of a elaborate student film with peer-aged classmates playing scientists and fathers. Unlike most student films, however, Punwar takes advantage of every frame, every decision seems thought-out, consistent. Upon first viewing, it's hard to pick up on all the details, with speedy wall-to-wall narration, and quip-y dialogue. "Who's that?" "Oh that's my brother. We look alike so don't talk to him. You might get confused." It's a fun ride, even if you miss some details. Interested to see what Punwar does next. Happy to present Loves of a Cyclops as an Online Premiere.