ANSIEDAD (Anxiety)

Ansiedad is unsure how to deal with her anxiety and allows it to fester to the point of having fantasies about ways to permanently end her pain. The empowered woman (The Diva) who has successfully done battle with anxiety gives warning to not let anxiety go unresolved as it will spread like poison. It is love that rescues Ansiedad (anxiety) and sets her free and gives her the courage to face her fears of the unknown.

  • Elizaeth Yoder
    Director, Writer, Editor
  • Paul Allan
    Producer, Cinematographer
  • Annette Moreno
    Key Cast
    "Ansiedad, Diva, Mother"
  • Nikkolas Maximus Serrano
    Key Cast
  • Patrizio Lucian Serrano
    Key Cast
  • Elizabeth Yoder
    Visual Screen Story
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Musical, Family
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 36 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    4k, Edited in 2k
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Elizaeth Yoder

Elizabeth's journey to Hollywood began with humble origins. She was raised on her family's 1800's homestead by German-Swiss parents of Amish and Mennonite lineage. She lived in a community where television and radio were taboo. As she matured, Elizabeth became aware of a modern, progressive world outside her strict upbringing and eventually the intrigue of Hollywood transformed into her love for filmmaking.

She has won multiple awards from International film festivals, most recently the Grand Jury Award for Best Director, Best Short Film, Best Screenplay, Best Narrative Film, Best Actress, Audience Choice for Best Short Film and two Audience Choice Best Actress Awards for her portrayal of Margo in 'Sanvean'. Previously, she received 'Storytelling Achievement Award', 'Best Actress', 'Best Actor' and the 'Ribaut Award for Best Short Film' and was nominated alongside screen icon Shirley MacLaine in the 'Best Actress' category.

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Director Statement

In this music video we personify a very internal human experience of anxiety and make it a character, named Ansiedad, that enacts different suicidal fantasies.

The masks in the video are inspired by The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos), a Mexican holiday to honor and remember friends and family members who have died.
While no one has died in Ansiedad's narrative story, there has been a death of dreams, a death of promises made and a death of life going in a certain direction. The masks serve as a reminder to find and celebrate the good times and the good memories in what has died.

Also represented is the empowered woman who has conquered her anxiety and reminds us to not let anxiety fester as it will spread like poison.

The children's unconditional love set their mother free from her anxiety and give her a higher purpose to face her fears of the unknown.