About this submission
"An abusive relationship ends when you finally wake up and see what’s going on." Lead actress, Ellie Condello, once explained to me, "Your partner is an unfamiliar person. They're unrecognizable." Making this film, we asked: How can you tell if your relationship is healthy while you’re in it? Is there a right way to love someone? How do our fears mutate love into something dangerous?
Swallow attempts to answer these questions by exploring one woman’s awakening, perseverance, and survival and how her partner's possessive love, caretaking, and fear of abandonment drive him to become her greatest threat.