Me and My Thoughts

What we do inside our house when we are alone is kept to ourselves, like most of our inner thoughts.

We are all striving to look normal, to fit in. What happens inside the mind of an obsessive/depressive/paranoiac person who is struggling to look normal, to be in control?

This fictional short film portrays a modern woman who masks her mental health problems, yet outwardly she appears unexceptionally normal.

  • Martin Devek
    Director
    Sleeping Beauty, None, The last battle
  • Martin Devek
    Writer
    Sleeping Beauty, None, The last battle
  • Paula Guzzanti
    Key Cast
    Sleeping beauty, Barking Life
  • Nail Stringer
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    Ireland
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • West Virginia Film Festival
    West Virginia
    United States
    March 25, 2017
    North American Premiere
    2nd Prize
  • Fast Net Festival
    Cork
    Ireland
    May 27, 2017
  • CottonField Gallery
    Belfast
    United Kingdom
    October 5, 2016
    Northern Ireland Premiere
  • Cardiff Shorts Festival
    Cardiff
    United Kingdom
    June 24, 2017
  • Awareness film festival
    LA - Los Angeles
    United States
    September 1, 2017
    Award Winner
  • Percorto
    Modena
    Italy
    December 7, 2017
Director Biography - Martin Devek

Martin Devek is a multidisciplinary artist, creator of original music, film and fine arts.

His work in film stems from his need to express ideas and emotions in more than one artistic medium. He is interested in the interrelation between film, visuals, rhythm and sound, taking always care of the visuals, which, according to him, must always please the eye, whatever the context.

In 2015 his Fine Art pieces he had a solo and groups exhibitions at the Millennium Hall, City of Derry, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast and the Galway City Gallery. His works are held in private collections in the UK, Ireland, Germany, United States, and Argentina.

He composed music for many theatre pieces including Bubleloon (Belfast Children Festival, 2013) and a Spoon full of Jelly (Down Arts Centre, 2016) among others. He composed the score for the short films ‘None’ and ‘The last battle’. More recently he has composed and performed live in ‘I-Reflexes’ recently performed at Brunel University, London and at the Black Box, Belfast.

Martin holds a BA in Music, piano and Choral Conducting form CONSUDEC, Argentina, a Masters Certificate in Composing music for Film and TV from Berklee College of Music USA, and an MA in Computer Music from Maynooth University, Ireland.

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Director Statement

I am interested in the interrelation between film, visuals, rhythm and sound, taking always care of the visuals, which, must always please the eye, whatever the context.