Your Reality Film

written by Tatjana Anders

Your Reality Trailer

Our Mission

Your Reality is a short film on the subject of gaslighting – one of the most dangerous types of mental abuse. Our mission is to raise awareness of the destructive consequences this powerful mental and emotional abuse can have on its victims and to help them recognise its signs.

What is Gaslighting?

Gaslighting is an elaborate and insidious technique of deception and psychological manipulation. Its effect is to gradually undermine the victim’s confidence in his own ability to distinguish truth from falsehood, right from wrong, or reality from appearance, thereby rendering him pathologically dependent on the gaslighter in his thinking or feelings.

Synopsis

Alicia has a successful career in one of the leading marketing agencies. On her way to a meeting she meets Mark, a very charming and handsome photographer, who asks her out on a date.
One thing leads to another and they fall in love. After a few weeks he suggests for her to move in with him. Happily, she agrees and then the dynamic of their relationship suddenly changes.
She keeps accusing him of things he hasn’t done. She embarrasses him at a party and refuses to apologise. She keeps messing up projects at work and eventually loses her job.
She’s getting more and more depressed and all the signs are pointing at the fact that she’s going crazy, until one day her best friend accidentally overhears Alicia’s argument with her boyfriend.

Director: Top Tarasin

Puvanai “Top” Tarasin is a Thai film director, based in London.  He began his professional career in 2006 at Bangkok-based production company Phoscine where he directed over 100 commercials.  In 2018, he directed “Blast Off” – an absurdist comedy about a space engineer on the path of revenge against his narcissistic boss, and “As It Comes” – which competed in a dozen international film festivals, including the 2018 Diversions International Short Film Festival in Croatia, the 2018 ARFF Barcelona, and winning Honorable Mention at the May 2018 Independent Shorts Awards.

DOP Jacob Schühle Lewis

Jacob Schühle Lewis is a DOP and Photographer working primarily with globe leading brands in the commercial, fitness and fashion industries.

Producer/ 1st AD: A.J. Lamb

AJ. Lamb is an award-winning musician turned filmmaker, specialising in Producing and 1st Assistant Directing. He has worked on several short dramas and dark comedies as well as TV Pilots and recently worked as 1st AD on a short drama which placed as a semi-finalist at the independent talents international film festival and most recently produced a high budget short film that will have its UK Premier at the London Independent Film Festival.

Co-Producer: Vlad Paul Ghilas

Vlad is a Digital Film Production student at Ravensbourne University London, who has an exceptionally  good understanding of a film set with experience and links in various departments. Every filmmaker needs someone who is passionate about their craft, confident in their own ability, hardworking, creative and trustworthy. Luckily for us, in Vlad we find all those things and more.

Cast

Tatjana Anders

playing the role of Alicia

Kyle James

playing the role of Mark

MJ Lee

playing the role of Sophie

Lee Hedges

playing the role of barista

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: JOHN CLARKSON

“When Tatjana approached me about her film on gaslighting, I was immediately compelled by the idea of becoming its Executive Producer. After reading more about Gaslighting, I realised this is such a hot topic and has a huge social significance. Since this movie is being made by a team of highly experienced professionals, it is an excellent investment opportunity and I’m very proud to be a part of it.”
John is an investor in many companies and projects, including video courses, scientific documentaries and very occasionally, short movies that he feels have social or current significance.

CREW

SOUND RECORDIST

LEE VIESNIK

1ST AC

NURI MOSEINCO

GAFFER

MARTIN GOZO

COSTUME DESIGNER

CHARLOTTE REBECCA

STYLIST

GEORGINA ROBERTON

MUA

SASHA JADE PREBBLE

Behind-the-scenes

Special Thank You

TO OUR INDIEGOGO BACKERS

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