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Imogen's Imaginary Friends

A stylized and whimsical representation of mental illness as Imogen gets ready for her day, accompanied by her own personal demon.

  • Jessica Erin Martin
  • Jessica Erin Martin
  • Deborah Lee Smith
    Here Awhile
  • Jessica Erin Martin
  • Deborah Lee Smith
    Key Cast
  • Andi Norris
    Key Cast
  • Sam Chatterjee
    Director of Photography
  • Catherine Grealish
  • Josie Cordovez
    SFX Makeup
  • Maggie Chan
    The Orville
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Red
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Vimeo
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Jessica Erin Martin

Jessica Erin Martin is an award-winning actress and filmmaker hailing from Seattle, Washington. After graduating cum laude with degrees in Drama and Psychology from the University of Washington, she started her career in regional theater and has performed on stages across the country. Now located in Los Angeles, Jessica has appeared in commercials, film, and television (NCIS: LA, General Hospital, S.W.A.T., Z Nation, Criminal Minds, The Last Ship, Grimm).
As a director, she has directed two acclaimed shorts: post apocalyptic drama, For Patrick, and political thriller, Dirty Laundry. Her improvised sci-fi comedy, Abby & Tabby Alone in the Desert, is now streaming on Seed&Spark. Her most recent work, Imogen’s Imaginary Friends, explores living with mental illness in a whimsical and fantastical way.

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Director Statement

It is important to me to create art that offers representation to those experiencing mental health issues, and reduces the stigma surrounding it. With Imogen's Imaginary Friends, I wanted to create a beautiful and whimsical representation of living with a mental illness. Playing with fantasy elements was a fun way to heighten this message.