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A Report of a depressive episode


A girl recounts the stages of a typical depressive episode in her bedroom. As the episode progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult for her to get out of bed, her room, as a result, is also transformed.

  • Mariana Fernandes
    Director
  • Mariana Fernandes
    Writer
  • Narcisa Blejeru
    Assistent Director
  • Aida Jacinto
    Producer
  • Beatriz Matos
    Director of Photography
  • Maria Eduarda Marinho
    Assistent of Photography
  • Ana Sofia Martins
    Editing
  • Gabriel Ferreira
    Sound Design and Mixing
  • Jéssica Lopes
    Key Cast
  • Maria Teresa Magalhães
    Key Cast
    "Friend 2"
  • Daniela Lotra
    Key Cast
    "Friend 2"
  • EmÍlia Matos
    Key Cast
    "Friend 3"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Relatório de um episódio depressivo
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, drama, student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Universidade da Beira Interior
Director Biography - Mariana Fernandes

Young aspiring filmaker from Portugal with a love for film making since childhood. Directed for the first time with highschool friends a 6 minute short adaption of the book "A Fada Oriana" by Sophia Mello Bryener, for a small film competion called Shortcutz and won both best film and best Cinematography. Since then studied at Universidade da Beira interior and there directed for the first time with a real equipment and proper crew with "Relatório de um episódio depressivo" hoping to get more involved in the artistic film scene.

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Director Statement

A short film that intends to explore the experience of a person with depression from a female perspective, strongly focused on narrating the thoughts that occur during and with the intention of creating a temporal ambiguity of a story that unites generations.