WHEN I SURVIVED
Step into the darkness of the often misunderstood relationship phenomenon of narcissism and those that wield its power, and those that have survived it. We follow the lives of three survivors as they narrate their tragic experiences.
A desperate foreigner with the chance to live her dream of staying in Germany, but only if she can endure marrying a manipulative man who will use her dream against her. Next, we discover how one man’s quest for a better life will trap him to marry an affluent woman who comes from a family of narcissists. Last, we go darker with an aspiring actress who is manipulated by a well-known casting director with a dark secret.
At the same time, we interject real testimonies from psychiatrists and psychologists to help explain to our viewing audience the complexities of narcissists and their red flags. By sharing these stories we will bring narcissism out of the darkness and into the light in hopes that it will educate to prevent others from suffering from this epidemic, and that it might inspire others to free themselves from the chains of their narcissist.
Inspired by true events, we follow three unique survivors and their tragic stories of how they were manipulated and suffered being stuck in a web of falling in love with a narcissistic partner.
AlefCine Pictures is a young, and nevertheless, fast-growing production company in Berlin, Germany, active since 2022.
The company owner Stefanie Schmahl started her career by studying acting at the renowned William Esper Studio in New York City and through that, not only gained acting experience and insights into the industry, but also found her passion for storytelling.
Both guiding forces of the company, Stefanie Schmahl and Ali Schmahl, lived and worked in numerous different countries and cultures and with that, explored the film industry from various perspectives.
They got an understanding of how different countries approach a production their unique way, how to build international relationships and what types of stories could work for which territories.
The company is very well connected internationally and AlefCine Pictures’ focus is set on impactful and commercial high-end feature films for the international market.
AURA productions is an international film and media production company based in Germany, founded by Henry Andris in 2018. Henry is a professional drone pilot, photographer and DoP, known for his commitment to perfection in every aspect of his work.
AURA Productions produces two-thirds of all projects globally and is committed to not only creating high-profile commercials and films, but also helping clients to grow their businesses strategically. We prioritize customer service and high-end quality in every production we undertake.
1st AC/Focus Puller
Director of Photography
Hair and Makeup Artist
Co-Producer (In Negotiation)
Sound Designer/Music Composer
Clara Rodriguez Arasanz