Not Again

"Not Again" is a psychological drama that delves into the tumultuous mind of Villain, a 20-year-old young guy who battles inner struggles and conflicting thoughts. The film explores his daily life, coping mechanisms, and an ongoing battle with mental health issues.

The story unfolds through Villain's inner voice (V.O.), which manifests as different versions of himself representing his thoughts and emotions. As he navigates through a day in his life, viewers witness his internal struggles and attempts to find peace amidst his inner turmoil.

Villain's journey includes moments of self-reflection, reaching out to a psychiatrist for help, and confronting his inner demons, which are symbolically represented by the green and red-jacketed versions of himself. The film captures the complex nature of mental health, emphasizing the importance of self-acceptance, seeking help, and finding a way to coexist with one's inner struggles.

"Not Again" takes viewers on a poignant and introspective journey through the mind of Villain, highlighting the daily challenges and victories in his battle for self-acceptance and peace.

  • Ahmer Fahim Malik
  • Nimra Gul Malik
  • Ahmer Fahim Malik
  • Ayesha Jamal
  • Ghayoor Changezi
    Key Cast
    "Psychiatrist "
  • Haseeb Khalid Younas
    Key Cast
  • Ahmer Faheem
    Key Cast
    "Villain (Fictional)"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    12 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Urdu
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The University of Lahore
  • SOCA Projects Screening
    Lahore, Punjab
    June 10, 2023
    5th Semester Projects Screening
Distribution Information
  • School of Creative Arts
    Country: Pakistan
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ahmer Fahim Malik

Ahmer Fahim Malik, a student filmmaker, embarked on his creative journey at the young age of 16 as a landscape photographer in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Despite initially pursuing software engineering, his passion for visual storytelling led him to a life-changing decision to delve into filmmaking.

Some circumstances brought him to Pakistan, and he's currently pursuing his career in Pakistan. In Pakistan, he found a wealth of diverse experiences and locales that inspired his storytelling.

Specializing in psychological thrillers and mysteries, Ahmer has honed his craft and become recognized for his gripping narratives that captivate audiences. His dedication to these genres sets him apart in the film industry.

As a young filmmaker, Malik's journey is still unfolding, promising a future filled with suspenseful and thought-provoking projects. His story serves as an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers, illustrating the transformative power of following one's passion and creative calling. From Houston to Pakistan, his global journey exemplifies the boundless possibilities in the world of cinema.

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Director Statement

I make boring films.