The Nose

Short Narrative

Dark and Twisted Short

When a voyeuristic recluse loses his nose after being caught by one of his victims, he must venture out of his comfort zone in an effort to get it back.

Written and Directed by Dan McCorkle

Produced by Danielle Rose Hazelton


Inspired by Gogol's short story of the same name, The Nose follows Phillip, a voyeuristic hermit who spends his days watching unwitting neighbors through TV screens. When Charles, one of his victims, happens upon the camera in his kitchen, the nose falls right off of Phillips' face. After Phillip anxiously makes the choice to get rid of it, a run in with Charles further complicates things. Phillip struggles to ignore the results of his actions-to disastrous ends. In an age where information is given out and consumed like candy, The Nose asks audiences to come to terms with a fundamental question: what do you give up, when you give in?

Festival Circuit

The Chain NYC Film Festival
Los Angeles CineFest
Moscow Shorts Film Festival

Press Kit

Dan and I sat next to each other during our fourth year Business of Film course at Champlain College. Each of us were directing our own films, but needed a producer. We decided to team up and produce each others--resulting in a year-long collaboration including long hours of pre-production all the way through film festivals and our senior screening. Dan came with me to accept awards for our work on my film The Silence Between at the New England Emmy's in 2019.