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Kalliope’s From Fear to Freedom

Updated: Jul 14, 2022


From Fear speaks to people living in fear. The National Institutes of Health says millions of people in the United States suffer with uncontrollable fear. It holds them back from living their life with freedom. But, there is hope. Watch Rachel overcome her debilitating fear of heights; documented before, during and after Kalliope guides her through a process. When Kalliope lets go of her hand, Rachel is finally free from fear as she stands on a ledge overlooking a valley, with arms wide open—an inspiration to us all.

Our Review:

This short film gives viewers a real life glimpse into the anxieties faced every day by millions who have uncontrollable fear. Anxieties that aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. We all know it's only in the head and not true, but how does one let it go? Most of the times its difficult to even share these for the fear of being laughed at. Unlike Rachel, many mask their fear and learn to live with it. Few come forward with the determination and open up, seek support, work on it and face their fear heads on. This film gives an opportunity to realize there is support for everything but only when there is a urge to over come it.

Director Biography - Kalliope Barlis Since Kalliope made her debut as a writer, producer and director in the documentary Kalliope's From Fear to Freedom, she's already winning awards. When she realized professional golf was not her calling, she decided to use the same peak performance skills of creative visualization to guide people to overcome their fears and bad memories. She’s recognized by media outlets internationally as the world’s leading fear relief expert. Because she wants to help people worldwide, she documented people overcoming their fears with her, with Red cameras, one of the highest standard cameras in the industry. The result—a valuable contribution to those who live and fear, offering them hope.

Director Statement I love helping people overcome their fears and any memories that make them feel bad. It’s a dream come true to document people overcoming their fear through my work with them. Because of the importance of this project, your recognition is as valuable as the work itself. Thank you in advance for your consideration to elect From Fear to Freedom as a winner at your festival.


  • Kalliope Barlis Director

  • Kalliope Barlis Writer

  • Kalliope Barlis Producer

  • Kalliope Barlis Key Cast "Kalliope"

  • Rachel Camacho Key Cast "Rachel"

  • Lenny Vitulli Cinematographer

  • Joe Maffei Sound PBS

  • Jose Guadamud Bravo Editor


  • Project Type: Documentary, Short

  • Genres: Drama, Anthropological Drama, Inspirational

  • Runtime: 22 minutes 18 seconds

  • Completion Date: December 15, 2020

  • Production Budget: 15,000 USD

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Red Camera 8K

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes

  • Student Project: No

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