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Distorted Mirrors


Distorted Mirrors" explores the psychological state of a young woman struggling with body dysmorphia

Our Review:

An excellent short film that gives a detail insight of what a person goes through when suffering from a condition like Body Dysmorphia. The beauty both outward and within is failed to be recognized. The film just doesn’t portray a person with such disorder but is meant to carry the message that it’s treatable. All that’s needed is care and understanding towards those who are suffering from such condition. An outstanding performance by the Actor.

Director Biography - Lena Báez

I'm a passionate film director born and raised in the middle of the world, Ecuador. For many, making movies is an escape, however, for me, making movies is about us and the world that surrounds us. The movies that I make reflect the features of humankind including virtues and faults. Filmmaking is an art of expression that can be motivational and inspiring and that's my goal with every movie that I make, I like to make people feel. I graduated from New York Film Academy - Los Angeles and since then I keep making movies, music videos, and ads. My vision as a director involves collaboration, I value participation, opinions and ideas from my crew and cast. Stories belong to all of us.

Director Statement

"Distorted Mirrors" is the perfect example of the stories that I like to make, stories about us. Movies are life experiences; they either come from us or to us. In this movie, Mallory represents the life of many women and men with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). "Distorted Mirrors" is more than a film, it's a personal story and it reflects their unfortunate struggle and their voice. This honest film is an opportunity to give hope. Movies say more when they inspire us, when they relate to us, when they demonstrate to us that we are not alone. I hope this movie can demonstrate that. This is a movie based on life experiences.


  • Lena Báez Director The Family Album

  • Kate Bolshakova Writer

  • Kate Bolshakova Producer

  • Lena Báez Producer

  • Kate Bolshakova Key Cast

  • Paola Lendof First Assistant Director

  • Brahmma Wijaya Cinematography

  • Fernanda Reyes Production Designers

  • Anastasiia Polishchuk Production Designers

  • Brandon Lattman Gaffer

  • Fei Chen Key Grip

  • Meng Meng Grip

  • G Lu 1st AC

  • Matias Piegari Set Sound Mixer

  • Xavier Bravo Music Score

  • Lena Baez Editor

  • Rigel Yaluk VFX


  • Project Type: Short

  • Runtime: 7 minutes 52 seconds

  • Completion Date: November 1, 2021

  • Production Budget: 1,500 USD

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Digital Canon 5D Mark III

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No

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