HELENIA - Script

A woman wakes up in the middle of the night and meets her past. When having the need of an answer, Helena will begin to walk through passages towards a new destiny.

  • Geebran Warchausky
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
  • Genres:
    Experimental, drama
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  • Student Project:
  • Santorini Film Festival
    Santorini, Greece
    July 8, 2021
    Best Short Screenplay
  • 8° Firenze FilmCorti International Festival
    Florence, Italy
    March 10, 2020
  • Close:Up Reykjavík Film Festival
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    January 7, 2021
  • Bucharest Shortcut Festival
    Bucharest, Romania
    May 20, 2020
    Award Winner
  • Florence Film Award
    Florence, Italy
    March 3, 2020
    Award Winner
  • Short Stop International Film Festival
    Lasi, Romania
    January 14, 2020
    Award Winner
Writer Biography - Geebran Warchausky

Geebran studied film at the New York Film Academy in New York (USA), also studied film script writing at the International Film Academy in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and directed films in Venezuela, Brazil, and the US. Born in Valencia (VEN), he made short films in the country of origin. He worked documentaries, television commercials, and political video campaigns as film director for Brazilian film production companies. Then he writes Helenia and Forerunner, which won several important mentions at international film festivals. In Mexico City, he was Director of Photography for music videos and music concerts in the city for some of the main South American music bands. Now, he is based in the Northern Virginia area developing new projects.

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Writer Statement

The main idea of this project is to represent a woman’s introspective path to deal with her pain. I have always been intrigued by how human beings show their sorrows and anguish in different ways; how their history and drama unfold in their lives. I am also interested in the different ways in which the cinematographic language can narrate stories visually. For this project, I intend to develop a narrative based on the character’s own perception, her subjectivity, and the internalization process of her reflections. Helenia is a 45-year-old woman. Unable to understand the reason for her nostalgia, she resorts to a renowned psychoanalyst and hypnotherapist. Under hypnosis, Helenia recalls images from her past, alongside other imaginary visions prompted by the method adopted by the doctor to help her achieve freedom and overcome her problem. The short film introduces us to Helenia’s inner world by presenting the character from an unusual perspective and with an interesting narrative tone.