Updated: Oct 14, 2020
When I first started visualizing ‘clarity.’ I knew I wanted to try something different. I wanted layers. I wanted complexity. I did not see how I could tell this story otherwise. It may take a few times of watching it to see everything that was done, but it was all intentional. And on top of all of that, ‘clarity.’ was the first film that I ever wrote. The first film I ever directed. The first film I ever produced. So, I swung for the hills and hoped that the ambition for the project would pay off.
Truthfully, the whole process was cathartic and personal, and I set out on a mission to make what I was feeling inside relatable. It’s not meant to be sad and moody, it’s meant to be hopeful. The film gives a visual representation of what a person might go through when dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, and the list goes on. We get stuck in our own brains; the daily cycle is on endless repeat. How do we challenge that? There are many ways obviously, and ‘clarity.’ isn’t meant to dismiss the forms in which people can get help, i.e. medication, therapy, etc. This film is an abstract visualization of a poem that I wrote when I needed it most.
My hope is that when people watch ‘clarity.’ it will resonate with them on some level. And as the character in the film finally breaks free of the chains that bind her, breaking down her self-imposed walls, maybe a viewer will breathe a deep cleansing breath too.
I cannot thank my team enough for all their hard work bringing this story to life with me. I hope you all enjoy ‘clarity.’
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