Years after recovering from her sickness in delusional thoughts and OCD, Kristin Johannessen finds her old digital cameras while clearing out her childhood room. She lived there during her illness and used to record film for hours a day, when she controlled her living (for example to make sure the door was locked). These films were not meant as documentation, they just served as a calming reassurance for her thoughts. The day after filmning, everything would be deleted - to make space for new films. But, she found that some films still remained on the newly found digital cameras and these authentic filmclips make up the foundation of the short film MEMORIES.

In this personal documentary we get to follow Kristin Johannessen as she looks back on her mental illness. In conversations with her parents, memories of loneliness, fear and odd thoughts are woven together.

Director's Biography

Kristin Johannessen was born in 1985 and lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
She has a background in art, working mainly with photography, drawing and printmaking. Recently she has ventured into making motion pictures. Memories is her first film and she uses multiple techniques, such as animation, photography and greenscreening. Her work is mostly personal.
Kristin Johannessen has participated in several exhibitions with her art, both solo and in group exhibitions. She has received grants from Film i Stockholm/Filmbasen.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Kristin Johannessen

Written by: Kristin Johannessen

Produced by: Kristin Johannessen

Cinematography: Kristin Johannessen

Editing: Kristin Johannessen, Eva Tillberg

Animation: Kristin Johannessen

Main Cast: Kristin Johannessen (Main Character)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2021