Josephine and the Roach

Surreal, offbeat short film about a cockroach who falls in love with the woman whose apartment he infests. They play beautiful duets on their violin and accordion, only to be interrupted by Josephine's brutish exterminator husband, Moe. And so Roach devises a plan: he crawls into Moe's brain and gains control of his higher functions. Manipulating Moe like a three hundred pound sock puppet, Roach woos Josephine. Winner of the Student Academy Award, the ASC Heritage Award, Honorable Mention at Slamdance, and Vimeo Staff Pick.


Image Credit: American Cinematographer

  • Client University of Southern California Graduate Thesis Film
  • Director Jonathan Langager
  • Release Date May 2012