Private Project

What If?

At each step, Elena’s agoraphobia reinforces her sense of mortality but, as anxiety spreads around her like wildfire, she finally sees a way out.

  • Katia Shannon
    Another Mumday (2020), Standstill (2019), Le fils de mon père (2012), Point Final (2011)
  • Katia Shannon
  • Gareth Brown
    Standstill (2019)
  • Alexa Waugh
    400 Bullets (2021), Asylum (2020), The Ascent (2019), I Love my Mum (2019)
  • Katia Shannon
  • Izabella Malewska
    Key Cast
  • Joseph Railton
    Key Cast
  • Julia Munrow
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, Polish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital and 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Flyer Films
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Katia Shannon

Katia Shannon writes and directs heartfelt stories about love and adversity for film and TV. She was selected for the 2020 cohort of the Netflix x BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative.

Her latest short film, Standstill, premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival in 2019 and was selected at HollyShorts 2020, Edmonton International Film Festival 2020 and Fantasia 2020 among others. The atmospheric thriller was also nominated for an EDA Award at the Whistler Film Festival and continues to make its way on the festival circuit.

Katia holds a BFA in Film Production from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema where she was recognised with an award for outstanding achievement in filmmaking.

She also worked on several Hollywood productions, as acting film commissioner for the region of the Laurentides, and as an editor of award-winning documentaries (Me The People, Mental States, My Quiet Revolution), with her work broadcast across the USA, Canada, the UK and in festivals internationally.

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