Honorable Mention – Unredeemed (USA)

Title: Unredeemed
Runtime: 2 min
Country: USA
Director: Cherisha Kay Norman
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: March, 2022

Synopsis: This short was inspired by my past experiences with manic psychosis, trying to emulate the emotions and delusions I dealt with while in manic psychosis as someone raised Mormon with religious trauma who lives with Bipolar 1. Even so, I wanted to make the narrative and visuals to be a bit vague and abstract, leaving it open to different interpretations as well as the concept of being stuck in a cycle of abuse. Especially with the idea of our inner and outer demons that keep us trapped in patterns, beliefs and behaviors that lead to toxic and abusive situations and relationships.