About this submission
I wanted to make a documentary that brought awareness to anxiety that many of my friends, classmates, and I suffer from. I found that those who have anxiety don't want to be interviewed like a traditional doc, so I went with the poetic documentary style. The style allowed me to directly translate the experiences of the interviewees to abstract, visual metaphors that are better than an interview would have done, in my opinion. My films often focus on mental illness and I've found that film making has been one of the tools I use to overcome it.