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Logline: What if the only way to escape an asphyxiating reality is to surrender to the calling of insanity?

Growing up loveless with a daring temperament and obsession with the idea of punishment, Holly sets off on a journey to find her birth mother. The unpleasant encounter leads her to meet Mel, a mature tortured soul whose presence reassures her. But the bliss unexpectedly turns into desolation when Mel refuses to face an unimaginable and uncomfortable possibility. A deep sense of betrayal and hatred rapidly grows in Holly, tickling that nerve she knows only too well.

  • Anona Langa
  • Anona Langa
  • Anona Langa
  • Yvonne Dublin-Green
  • Tesni Kujore
    Key Cast
  • Craig Abbott
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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  • London Independent Film Festival 2020
    United Kingdom
    March 14, 2020
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Lift Off Global Network 2021

    Official Selection 2021
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift 2021
  • Phoenix Shorts 2021
Director Biography - Anona Langa

Anona Langa is a Congolese-born French filmmaker, now based in London, who has always had a passion for storytelling.  Her love for visual art started when she was gifted with her first love, a Nikon FE camera, leading her down the path from still images to moving pictures. A lover of the non-representational, she is a culture aficionado and consumer of all forms of motion picture, from the small to the big screens. 

She has worked on numerous movies including the multi-award winning short films, Squares (2016) and Melody (2017) where she served as an Associate Producer, her keen creative eye also lending her to the added role of Art Director .

She loves unconventional ways of storytelling, abstract yet lyrical where each captured moment can incite the viewer to re-imagine the story, thus making the creator's vision transcendent. This love is reflected in her style of work and can be seen in her directorial debut, Dazedly, short movie that challenges the viewers to look beyond the obvious and see what is told in between.  She is currently developing the feature story of Dazedly.

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