DIRECTOR: Rebecca Noguchi
PRODUCER: Bernardo Dugin,André Hawk & Rebecca Noguchi
DOP: André Hawk
About the Film:
Pandemonium (“all demons”) is the name given in the poem Paradise Lost to the palace in which demons dwell in hell. Perhaps that should be the name given to our own mind. After all, aren’t the demons and monsters that haunt us just reflections of what we fear and avoid in ourselves?
Adam is a perfectionist book author who is tormented by one of the demons that lives in his mind. With each contact he has with memories of the past or with evidences of his imperfection that he tries so hard to hide, Adam realizes the demon closer and closer. During a writer’s block, the chase turns physical.
When hiding from the demon no longer seems possible, Adam decides to face him and listen to what he wants to say. A childhood trauma, hitherto repressed, is revealed.
It is by dealing with the demons that dwell in us that we can get in touch with who we really are, without any masks. Only this way, we can be free to be imperfect and creative. Art does not exist without the artist’s demons.
MD, Psychiatrist, screenwriter, producer, director, and actress, Rebecca Noguchi makes her directorial debut with the short film “Pandemonium,” having previously worked as a writer, producer, assistant director, and/or production assistant on other audiovisual projects such as the short film “Cinquentânias” (2021, by O Delirante Produções), the series project “Ruídos do Amor” (2023, by Carolina Rateiro), and “Presente Roubado” (her own feature-length film currently in production). Her work as a writer extends to the theater, with shows like “Um Rio Dentro de Mim” (2023) and “Eros – O Amor em Musical” (2019-2020). Her trademark is bringing mental health-related themes from her medical background into art, focusing on the emotions of her deeply human characters.