Alexia, a young woman who struggles with anxiety, unravels a suppressed childhood memory during one of her therapy sessions.
Along her journey to relieve herself of anxiety, Alexia, a mid-twenty year old woman, is encouraged by Dr. Ecorn to revisit a past childhood event. She struggles to decipher the insidious meaning behind the memory. Gradually, EMDR, a technique favoured by Dr. Ecorn, reveals the true nature of her trauma. Whilst experiencing the discomforts of the therapy, Alexia begins the grueling process to healing herself.
Why we're making this film
UNRAVEL, written and directed by Maxime Bonett aims to share Maxime’s personal journey through therapy, specifically EMDR, and help others work through child trauma. As a sensitive and “embarrassing” topic, it is not often talked about, nor fully recognized as anything more than a child’s poor recalling. Many feel ashamed and refuse to talk, resulting in diminished self-esteem and potentially abusive relationship patterns. Maxime wants to normalize speaking up about this topic and seeking help from a certified professional.
Making this short film is a healing and accepting process for Maxime and will hopefully encourage others to seek ways to heal from their own past traumas. Together we can create a world where victims no longer feel they need to stay silent.
UNRAVEL is also directed by Yorgo Glynatsis. His aim is to tell authentic, impactful, inspiring, and thought-provoking stories with diversity and inclusivity as the forefront. Breaking stereotypes and pushing boundaries for authentic representation on and off screen.
We hope that you can be inspired by our story, as Maxime and Yorgo have been inspired by each other's work and individual journeys.
Maxime Bonett is the writer, director, co-producer, and lead actor of UNRAVEL. She is an English and French actress and filmmaker born in the South of France. She trained at Anarchy! Actors Studio and London Actors' Workshop and has had the pleasure to work on award-nominated short films in the UK and USA.
Known for: DECOM-POSE, L.A. LOVE IN 2020, ROVER, DICK.
Yorgo Glynatsis is the other creative mind behind UNRAVEL. He is a Belgian, Greek and Italian director, writer, producer, actor and creator of the Award Winning LGBTQI+ short film TRIGGER. After his move to London, he worked on the cast of The Den, directed by BAFTA-winning Gbemisola Ikumelo, and created his short film TRIGGER, which won the award for Best International Film at the Fuse International Film Festival in Kingston (UK).
Known for: TRIGGER, REMI MILLIGAN, THE MONSTER WITHIN ME, NAANUM SINGLE THAAN
Adam Zellen, who is Dr. Nick Ecorn in Unravel, is a Swedish and Spanish actor based in London, UK. Adam started his acting journey in Mexico City, studying at Casazul and performing in local theatre productions. Adam is currently enrolled at London School of Dramatic Arts, studying Acting.
Mike Kelson, who is Grandad in Unravel, is a professional actor with over 30 years experience in stage and screen productions, equally at home in comedy, drama, horror or musical genres.
Known for: THE PARTING GLASS, MELANCHOLIC BREASTS, HOUSEWARMING, THE FRANCHISE CLUB
Tina Zucco - Assistant Producer www.tinazucco.com
Matt Thomas - Director of Photography www.mthomasdop.com
Tamara Fameiname - Assistant Director www.instagram.com/tammyisarockstar/
Thomas Schubert - Editor and Special Effects https://thomasschubertfilms.com/
Chloe Potamiti - Script Editor www.chloepotamiti.co.uk
Michal Thomas Czerniak - Sound Designer and Post-production Audio Engineer www.michalthomas.com
Theo Lucas - Composer and Singer Instagram: Theo Lucas
A budget and donations are essential components for making a successful short film. And we are committed to transparency, that's why we want to show you how our budget is being used. By supporting us, you'll not only be helping bring a story to life, but also gain insight into how your contribution is making a difference in the production process.
What's next for UNRAVEL
Fingers crossed, our short film has the potential to do big things in the future! We're hoping to make waves at film festivals in the UK and internationally, and maybe even work with distribution companies to bring it to a global audience on streaming platforms.
Any contribution, no matter the size, goes a long way in helping us achieve these aspirations. Your generosity is helping us turn our vision into a reality, and we're grateful for any support you can give. Here's to a bright future for our film!