Anopsia | Award-Winning Short Film

Anopsia | Award-Winning Short Film

After a recent accident, Selia has to overcome her physical challenges to reach her mental serenity.

 

Written and Directed by Joshua Bowen

Starring Abby Thomas, Rick Jansen, and Joshua Bowen

 

Find on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12082734/?ref_=nm_flmg_edt_2

*Winner* - Best Director - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival, 2021

*Winner* - Best Direction - SBVC International Student Film Festival, 2021

*Nominee* - Grand Jury / Best Director / Best Screenplay / Best Narrative / Best Cinematography / Best Editing / Best Actress / Best Actor / Best Music / Best High School - SBVC International Student Film Festival, 2021

*Nominee* - Best High School Short - Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, 2020

*Official Selection* - Naples International Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - SBVC International Student Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - Bonita Springs International Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - Goa Short Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - South Georgia Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - All American High School Film Festival, 2020

*Official Selection* - Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, 2020

After wrapping my latest comedy "Payback," I wanted to create an introspective piece that dealt with mental and physical limitations. Through musical collaboration with Rylie Dempster, I knew the talent behind another musical film was achievable.

 

A couple years ago, I broke my arm and it prevented me from playing any instrument for almost two months. It was painful, self-aware of my talent depleting and watching my friends perform without me. I wanted to explore the concept behind a musician's passion going to waste and how they can rediscover it. Clearly, Damien Chazelle has had an impact on my work.

Enjoy watching the journey "Selia" must take to achieve musical performance with her physical limitations.

Behind The Scenes