BFA Film & Television
Inspiration for this new-format “microfilm” struck when I came home after a weekend away to find that my house had been broken into. The sense of violation and paranoia was so strong, I started to ask myself what it would be like if someone was watching your every move. And then I asked, what if that person was the one you’re supposed to trust? The film’s path became clear as I mixed the sense of violation from a break-in with my experience having been in an emotionally abusive relationship, where you constantly feel like your abuser is right behind your shoulder, always watching. I hope this piece serves to bring a bit more awareness to domestic abuse, and that it doesn’t have to culminate in violence to be dangerous.