OBSCURED REFLECTION / SHORT FILM (2018)

Ava, a gifted writer escapes the city to immerse herself in her new book, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe to the dangerous voices in her mind.

  • Alexandra Balda
    Director
    "Door to Purgatory" (2017), "Zippy" (2018)
  • Alexandra Balda
    Writer
    "Door to Purgatory" (2017)
  • Alexandra Balda
    Producer
    "Door to Purgatory" (2017)
  • Paul Usungu
    Producer
    "Door to Purgatory" (2017)
  • Rachel Comeau
    Key Cast
    "Ava"
  • Mark Provance
    Key Cast
    "Billy"
  • Don Larson
    Key Cast
    "Evil Priest"
  • Jerry Ocasio
    Key Cast
    "Demon"
  • Lori Katz
    Key Cast
    "Narrator"
  • Paul Usungu / Director of Photography & Editor
    Key Crew
    "Door to Purgatory" (2017)
  • Tara Renee/ Make Up Artist
    Key Crew
  • Alexandra Balda/ Production Designer
    Key Crew
    "Door to Purgatory" (2017)
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 21, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Orlando Independent Filmmakers 2018 Private Screening
    Orlando
    United States
    November 10, 2018
    Official Selection & Best Lead Actress Winner
Director Biography - Alexandra Balda

I'm a writer, director, filmmaker and unstoppable storyteller. When I’m not reading, researching or restless, I’m making movies.
Most of my main projects are mostly visuals. Film is a brilliant combination of written word, music, sound and pictures, so I’m always looking at ways I can tell a story visually, rather than relying on dialogue to explain things.

My films: https://vimeo.com/user52188629
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Director Statement

Until recently, voices were regarded as a symptom of a mental illness and not talked about because of fear of stigma.
"Obscured Reflection" take us throughout Ava's ordeal and how hearing voices can be an intrusive and distressing experience for people living with a psychotic illness.