Ida Joglar is a filmmaker, editor and video installation artist from San Juan, PR. She is currently based in New York City.

Synopsis:

After a late night in the laboratory where she works as a research assistant, Mayra has no recollection and suspects she has been sexually assaulted by her renowned boss. When she tells her friend about the incident, she is confronted with doubts. As time passes she becomes further distressed as she discovers she may have a power she never knew about. When she once again finds herself alone in the lab with her predatory boss, her power manifests itself to an explosive end.

Director’s Statement:

I wrote and shot this film long before the #MeToo movement, based on my personal experiences and those of my friends. I wanted to start a conversation, one that legitimized the experiences of smart women in male dominated fields. Today it feels even more important, to not let the cacophony of the media overtake women’s voices, to shift the conversation to be about empowerment.

More about ALTER:

ALTER, a division of global content studio Gunpowder & Sky, is the first premium horror entertainment brand that reaches fans across all platforms, giving voice to emerging, diverse and established filmmakers.

From 90 seconds to 90 minutes formats, ALTER acquires and showcases (and will later create) brilliant innovative stories from both the world’s best established filmmakers and the most exciting up-and-coming creators.

We’ve got a huge range of cinematic horror shorts from across the globe and across the sub-genres that scare and intrigue in equal measure. We have curators in LA, Austin, NY and London, looking for the shorts that explore the everyday threats, primal fears and modern anxieties of life through the horror lens and encourage conversation on our social platforms.

Launched in August and with a growing fanbase, ALTER operates its own channels that are available on multiple platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the curated ALTER website.