Break

Directed, Co-Written, & Edited by Alex Haney

What would it feel like to look inside the mind of someone having an anxiety attack? Overwhelmed by calls from work, endless homework, and a nagging friend, a college student struggling with anxiety does everything to hold it together as her world falls apart.

“Break” dives inside the mind of a student struggling with an anxiety attack, offering a way to understand a mental health condition that too often makes people feel alienated in today’s world. I wanted to tell this story to highlight the unseen battles those with mental illness fight every day.

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival 2017 Creative Minds Showcase

BEST DIRECTOR

Alternative Film Festival Winter Edition 2017

CATEGORY FINALIST, BEST ACTRESS: MARYELIZABETH O’DONNELL

Alternative Film Festival Winter Edition 2017

OFFICIAL SELECTION

NFFTY – National Film Festival for Talented Youth 2017

OFFICIAL SELECTION

BFFF Berlin Flash Film Festival September 2017

FINALIST

FROSTBITE International Indie Fest October 2017

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Carmel International Film Festival 2017

THIRD PLACE, STUDENT FILM

Desert Rocks Film and Music Festival 2017

OFFICIAL SELECTION

DC Independent Film Festival 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Josiah Media Festival 2018