Private Project


In this short film set in New York City, we follow a day in the life of a young woman struggling with loneliness, depression, and suicidal thoughts. The film is structured as a video palindrome, i.e., the second half of the film is obtained by reversing the video and audio of the first half.

  • Aakash N S
  • Dhiraj Ganji
  • Rutva Satish
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Aakash N S

Aakash holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, where he was also an active member of Silverscreen, the institute's film club. He has written, directed, and edited multiple short films.

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Director Statement

In this short film, we attempt to paint a realistic and restrained portrait of what it feels like to be depressed and suicidal. The palindromic structure of the film mirrors the daily ups and downs in the protagonist's life. The same images tell a story of despair in the first half, and hope in the second, highlighting how the overcoming depression often requires seeing the same things from a different perspective.