MyLissa

A short film about mother’s anguish over losing her child to adulthood.

  • Merja Maijanen
    Director
    War Cry, Glass Eye, Good Girl
  • Thaye Tshering
    Producer
  • Paula Lobo Antunes
    Key Cast
    "Valerie"
    Jacinta, Santa Bárbara, Mulheres, A Teia de Gelo
  • Megan Bolwell
    Key Cast
    "Melissa"
  • Lkhagvadulam Purev Ochir
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Merja Maijanen

Merja is a passionate filmmaker who has directed 18 short films and written 13 out of them. She has Master's degree both in film directing and screenwriting. She has also owned her own cinema.

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Director Statement

I've been making stories since I was 10. My passion has always been on making films about women, for women and with them, hopefully make the world a bit better for all of us ladies.