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SEFLIE (2021)

experimental film | 3:44

TRIGGER WARNING: GORE

Director - Elyza Therese Parker

Performer - Lauren Lynch

DOP - Elyza Therese Parker

Editor - Elyza Therese Parker

Special Effects Artist - Pari Johnson

Sound Design - Elyza Therese Parker and Sam Molinaro

This short film is a window into the obsessive control felt when in the binge-and-purge cycles. It is a psychological thriller living in a surreal landscape — because that is the genre of bulimia. Its style was inspired by Chris Marker’s La Jetée (1962) as I rely on photographic stills, composition, and colors to explore the narrative rather than other traditional methods of narrative filmmaking. Although this is a personal experimental short film, I’m proud to hear how people resonate with Selfie as a metaphor for their experiences with mental health, identity on social media, and being an artist.