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Catharsis

A poignant #MeToo drama that delves into a young woman’s trauma and subsequent empowerment.
4/5

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‘Catharsis’, directed by Kayla Fyfe, is a powerful and thought-provoking short drama that fearlessly tackles the sensitive topics of abuse of power and child sexual abuse. Led by the talented Katie Blu in the role of Riley, the film takes viewers on a deeply emotional journey as she confronts her past trauma after her abuser, Scott (portrayed by Josh Lupyan), who is now a public figure, faces a prosecution case.

Blu’s performance as Riley captures the complex layers of pain, resilience, and courage that define her character. Erika Eldrenkamp shines as Leah, Riley’s confidante and best friend, offering unwavering support and empathy throughout the film.

The cinematography by Amy Young is beautifully framed, enhancing the emotional impact of each scene. The film’s sound quality is also exceptional, immersing the audience further into the narrative.

What sets the film apart is its ability to handle such delicate subject matter with grace and respect. Fyfe’s direction ensures that the film remains sensitive to the experiences of survivors, while also shedding light on the importance of speaking out and seeking justice. The short film’s inclusion in the wider #metoo movement is a testament to its relevance and timeliness.

Overall, ‘Catharsis’ is a highly recommended short film that delivers a poignant and necessary message. It is a testament to the strength of survivors and the importance of supporting one another in the face of adversity.

Brief Synopsis

When she has the chance to hold her former abuser accountable for his crimes, a young woman must confront her buried trauma to reclaim her power and keep him from hurting anyone else.
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Credits

Director(s): Kayla Fyfe
Writer(s): Kayla Fyfe
Cast: Erika Eldrenkamp, Josh Lupyan, Katie Blu
Producer(s): Brooke Matthews
Director of Photography: Amy Young
Animation (if applicable):

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Runtime: 11 min

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Catharsis

A poignant #MeToo drama that delves into a young woman’s trauma and subsequent empowerment.
4/5

Review

‘Catharsis’, directed by Kayla Fyfe, is a powerful and thought-provoking short drama that fearlessly tackles the sensitive topics of abuse of power and child sexual abuse. Led by the talented Katie Blu in the role of Riley, the film takes viewers on a deeply emotional journey as she confronts her past trauma after her abuser, Scott (portrayed by Josh Lupyan), who is now a public figure, faces a prosecution case.

Blu’s performance as Riley captures the complex layers of pain, resilience, and courage that define her character. Erika Eldrenkamp shines as Leah, Riley’s confidante and best friend, offering unwavering support and empathy throughout the film.

The cinematography by Amy Young is beautifully framed, enhancing the emotional impact of each scene. The film’s sound quality is also exceptional, immersing the audience further into the narrative.

What sets the film apart is its ability to handle such delicate subject matter with grace and respect. Fyfe’s direction ensures that the film remains sensitive to the experiences of survivors, while also shedding light on the importance of speaking out and seeking justice. The short film’s inclusion in the wider #metoo movement is a testament to its relevance and timeliness.

Overall, ‘Catharsis’ is a highly recommended short film that delivers a poignant and necessary message. It is a testament to the strength of survivors and the importance of supporting one another in the face of adversity.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

When she has the chance to hold her former abuser accountable for his crimes, a young woman must confront her buried trauma to reclaim her power and keep him from hurting anyone else.
Catharsis Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Kayla Fyfe
Writer(s): Kayla Fyfe
Cast: Erika Eldrenkamp, Josh Lupyan, Katie Blu
Producer(s): Brooke Matthews
Director of Photography: Amy Young
Animation:

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Year:
Runtime: 11 min
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