Short Film: Gaslighting, by Tina Matzat

The short film is about a dangerous form of manipulation often occurring in close relationships in which one overpowers the other by manipulating her/his perception through lies, confusion, unjustified guilt-shaming and distraction. Through this the victim is kept down and conditioned on the gaslighter. At the end the protagonist emancipates in a surprising way.

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Writer Biography

22.11.1985 Born in Thuringia, Germany

2005 Moved to Berlin to study Information Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences (Graduation in 2009)

2010 – 2012 Internships in publishing houses led to a management position as a conference producer

2013 – 2016 Wrote a novel (180 pp.) and a couple of short stories (psychological and metaphysical themes) plus worked as a freelance texter & private tutor

Since 2017 German & English teacher for adults (courses at private language schools) and working on a sci-fi feature script called ‘3025’

2017 Directed & produced the short films ‘Gaslighting’ and ‘Amazing’ (post-production underway), both based on own screenplays

September 2017 Presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Quantum Physics (Berlin) with the title ‘Science in Fiction’ (presenting the scientific theories and philosophical themes underlying the plot of ‘3025’)

Spring 2018 (planned) Directing a short film called ‘5D’