Visible

Doubt, fear, and anxiety are all things that Samreen is far too familiar with. As we follow her through another workday, gaining access to snippets of her life, we see how she copes with these crippling symptoms gnawing away at her mind, when eventually she finds solace in one thing: solitude.

  • Shaz Mohsin
    Director
    Miss you, An Escape
  • Shaz Mohsin
    Writer
    Miss you, An Escape, Blue Autumn
  • Shaz Mohsin
    Producer
  • Affy Varona
    Key Cast
    "Samreen"
  • Mariana de Oliveira
    Key Cast
    "Tania"
  • Abbey Solis
    Key Cast
    "Jenny"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Shaz Mohsin

Bangladesh-born, Canada-bred (for the most part), Shaz Mohsin has had a love for film since the age of 7, when he took his dad's early 2000s Nokia phone and filmed his first short that he wrote with colored pencils. "Visible" is his third venture into directing and wielding a camera. Though having found a decent amount of success as an actor over the past few years, he's always had a passion for telling stories and found solace in writing. He wrote his first feature film, "Blue Autumn," at 18 for an independent filmmaker in London. A student of all crafts in film, he's continuously looking to improve his techniques both in front of the camera, and now behind it.

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Director Statement

Mental health is something that I feel we as a society quite often overlook, and is a topic that I feel hasn’t been represented to its fullest in film or other forms of art (though films like “Eighth Grade” are great examples of a hopeful change).

As someone who not only continues to struggle with, but has also seen those close to me battle all forms of anxiety and depression, I wanted to illustrate the gravity of what it feels like to carry these gnawing symptoms on a day-to-day basis.

This is why I wanted to make “Visible.” To show how everyday, mundane events, can trigger a cavalcade of things for those who suffer from issues like this. What it must feel like to carry consistent guilt, fear, and doubt. To feel you are lesser, and question your own being. And though professional help is what everyone should reach out for, what are things that we do for ourselves to help fend off, even if for a moment, those demons?