Rabbit Stories is a short film exploring the study of mental illness. The film follows the life of a young Schizophrenic man called Fenton Fuller. Fenton, who seems to suffer beyond the actual illness itself, deals with many absurd worries and fears during the film as the severity of his illness unfolds. He also finds himself battling with the looming possibility that he may be forced to live in an institution and taken away from his families care. This brings a series of confrontations with his parents that question his sanity. Rabbit Stories tries to paint the picture of a personality that's lost its unity in the real world. Director Sean Conway uses a concession of sporadic cuts with out of sync dialogue producing a series of erratic and often irregular visuals in order to convey and visually re produce the inner thoughts of the sufferer. Fenton often presents himself in a way that leads you to believe that not even he himself knows what he's suffering from and that to him these feelings are completely rational. It is this acceptance of the abnormal that allows Fenton to digress from being this timid and intriguing young man into a delirious lunatic falling apart piece by piece in front of the audience. Conway combines both a scrambled and patchy narrative with a slight sense and style of documentary during the film. When Fenton is seen to be talking with his Doctor, the scene takes an almost interview type style and perspective, intruding into Fenton's comfort zone. Here we see Fenton become incredibly uncomfortable and agitated under the glare of his Doctors interrogation and Mothers disapproval. Shots that display half of the characters face work perfectly in suggesting Fenton's split personality. Although there is a lasting sense of confusion and nonsense in the film, there are often defining moments of great clarity that feature strong religious imagery and iconography. With these subliminal clips Sean Conway is able to suggest that although Fenton is a man mentally torn in two, he is still held together by his faith. This is reinforced by the graphic crucifixion of Fenton which briefly appears at the beginning and then again during the end of the film. Fentons death signifies not only that he is now mentally at rest but that he is also free and unchained from the confinement of his caged mind. The darkest parts of Rabbit Stories however come in the randomly placed form of what are called "Thought Insertions". Within these "Thought Insertions" Conway exposes the sexual fantasies and perversions that are found to haunt and abuse Fenton's innocence and vulnerabilities, goading him with the inexplicable vision of a young naked girl who is often seen laying across a bed suggestively or eating greasy chicken from a bucket. Although Fenton may have never met this girl and may have perhaps instead walked passed her in the street, the voices in Fentons head accuse him of raping this girl which leads to a very prolific and disturbing scene involving a bowl of Alphabet Spaghetti. Conway's consciousness to still portray Frenton as a keen Martial Arts and remote controlled plane enthusiast contrasts these hidden thoughts with the vision of innocent young boy and his pet rabbits. Rabbit Stories is a scattered portrayal examining the extremes of Schizophrenia. It is a harrowing and eye opening account of one mans struggle to survive in literally his own existence. Sean Conway's exploration of the mental illness isn't just a fictional observation but also grants it audience with a visual education on a illness that is often misunderstood and misconceived.