Breathing Again is a short film about emotional violence. Emotional abuse is often minimised or entirely overlooked as a serious problem. Yet, being in a relationship where this is happening can leave mental scars on the victim more damaging than purely physical or sexual violence. Relationships of this sort may last for many years as perpetrators seek control through ensuring their partner is dependent on them in some way - often financially.
Emotional abuse is not something others can see from the outside—it is measured by the impact it has on the individual’s feelings over a period of time. Those unable to escape are often psychologically trapped from a habit of self-blame and a depleted self-esteem.
Breathing Again aims to inspire public recognition of this neglected issue through reflective discussions on emotional abuse. As a result, it is hoped that more avenues of support will be available for victims to find safe ways out.
The project is currently in post production.
Filming Crew: Producer / Writer / Director / Cinematographer - Vanessa Vandy Gaffers - Henri Tondi, Eero Rissanen, Anton Jokikunnas Best Boy - Robin Mildh 1st ACs - Kirsikka Pehkonen, Ilari Koskinen Sound - Anton Jokikunnas 1st ADs - Jessica Brescia, Satu Suomi 2nd ADs - Nilza Mafla, Priya Lorenz BTS - Daiva Juozapaityte, Priya Lorenz, Giulnara Chinakaeva Catering - La Soupe / Mikael Uhtio
Post production crew: Editor - Vanessa Vandy
Main Talents Julia - Alina Tomnikov Tony - Tommi Vesala Maria - Sara Ritala Mikko - Timo Strom Mom - Mirja Oksanen Jacob - Petja Aki Kolppo Peter - Robin Mildh
Gear: Kinos Rentals - kinosfilmi.fi
Special Thanks: Ambronite / Mikko Ikola Ecohostel Tiina-Maija Lehtonen Jere Korppoo Richard Johansson AirbnbHost.fi / Mari Tikkanen Nicholas Surreal Lauri Laukkanen Matias Boettge Kasper Sirenius Alexander Brink Tiia-Maria Hahtola