Under The Influence
VIRTUAL COLLABORATORS | DIRECTOR & WRITER
Aria and Sarah come from very different worlds but their mutual connection stems from a common motive: being at the top of their game. Lockdown’s hit everyone differently, and influencer Sarah thinks she can get a blog feature out of it. Aria, an actor stuck in quarantine, is desperate for exposure. When the two meet, their misconceptions about one another flare up and reveal the truth: that life can be hollow wherever you look. UNDER THE INFLUENCE explores the gaps between perception and reality. A zoom in on what happens after the ‘Zoom’ meeting ends, this film looks at the unfounded anxieties with which we confront the world, the unending struggle to present a perfect life online and the reality hidden behind the façade.
Aria: Hannah Paybarah
Sara: Issy Flower
Directed by: Antonia Georgieva
Written by: Issy Flower, Antonia Georgieva, Hannah Paybarah
Video editing: Antonia Georgieva
The Virtual Collaborators Festival has been featured in The Guardian, The Stage, Theatre Weekly.