Often as filmmakers an image pops into our head and then won't go away until you make it reality. Black Lines came from that singular image. What if a person, in a moment of solitude, told the universe that they would be willing to commit murder for a refreshing soft drink and then immediately after inadvertently caused the death of a passerby? How would a person's psyche survive that? These were the questions we were attempting to ask and answer with the original script. It later morphed into something more human (with a gay psychological love triangle and a drag show) and slightly less philosophical, but the original image remained the same.
Black Lines marked a new direction for <>nsb and ultimately the end of our first chapter. The filming and subsequent final product is one of the things director Mike Johnson is most proud of, particularly that opening tracking shot and this shot