Overcoming Mars

Lonely world. Lonely people. Lonely Elsa. Welcome to the void called Overcoming Mars.

To save a relationship, Elsa buys a dog which pushes her hapiness further away. Left alone with the dog, Elsa passes through Daniel´s boxes and discovers something unexcpeted. Searching for the truth Elsa joins bizarre mysterious self- help group where she gets more than she was looking for.

  • Michaela Rihova
  • Michaela Rihova
  • Michaela Rihova
  • Getter Gilden
  • Janet Njau
  • Melania Crisan
    Key Cast
  • Henry Douthwaite
    Key Cast
    "guru Stephen"
  • Sherine Chalhie
    Key Cast
  • Bob D´Angler
    Key Cast
  • Solly Meyer Benzacar
    Director of Photography
  • James Li Wang
    Production Designer
  • Rhianne Baxter
    Costume Designer
  • Charlotte Spruch
    Make Up and Hair Designer
  • Harry Baker
  • Michael Johnson
    Sound Design
  • Johaness Lang
    Music Composer
  • Jake Eden
    Visual Effects
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    comedy drama, mystery
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Michaela Rihova

Michaela Rihova is a visual artist, holds a degree in Fine Art Experimental Media and recently finished her postgraduate degree at Arts University Bournemouth in Film Directing. During my Experimental studies I was exploring how to use space as the sixth dimension of storytelling.

In the past Michaela has worked on various short films in collaboration with the prestigious Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague as assistant director and directed more short films herself. One of her short film called “Circle” won Online Film Award.

Michaela also studied dancing for many years at a prestigious dance studio back home where she discovered the magic that lies in shaping stories through movement.

Michaela believes in creating projects with a profound social message as it is important to make sense of the chaos we create in the world every day. If film, as a medium, is used wisely, it can help people to deeply reflect on their lives.

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Director Statement

Michaela believes that art comes to human as a spiritual form and has healing effect on audience. Most of her work is intuitive based on the channeling techniques. Thus her inner, repeating motives in all of her artwork is about our subconsicous anima and animus idea – woman in man and man in woman. Michaela works with strong visuals that are transcending through the channeling into the story.