Berlin is a realm where boundaries dissolve and perceptions undergo a transformative shift. In the short documentary film “Unbridled State of Mind,” Singaporean filmmaker Zoey Lee invites viewers on an immersive exploration of bondage, artistry, and the intricacies of the human experience.
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Functioning as a provocateur of perspectives, Lee focuses on two extraordinary individuals: Rope Artist Chandler Barnes and tattoo artist/performer Jessica Lia.
Together, they unravel the intricate tapestry of a distinctive way of life, emblematic of Berlin—a city that has undergone evolution while retaining its inherent essence.
Through carefully curated visuals, “Unbridled State of Mind” fearlessly reveals unconventional subjects with consensual grace. The film delves into the realm of rope artistry, providing a unique vantage point from both the artist and the model.
Motivated by a fervor for challenging societal norms, Lee crafts this film as a poignant ode to her homeland, Singapore. She challenges the ingrained social conventions of her upbringing and confronts the status quo in the city-state, urging an embrace of the less-trodden path. The documentary serves as a reminder that perspective is paramount, urging viewers to cast aside preconceived notions and embrace a fresh lens on the world.
“Unbridled State of Mind” stands as a testament to the uncharted territories within the human psyche and the allure of the unconventional. Immerse yourself in this documentary that promises to reshape your understanding of the human experience.
In a world often confined by conventions, this documentary challenges us to reconsider our perspectives, encouraging us to peel back the layers of societal expectations and embrace the beauty of authenticity. “Unbridled State of Mind” is not just a film; it’s an invitation to rethink, reimagine, and redefine our understanding of the human experience. As the credits roll, the audience is left with a lingering sense of liberation—an encouragement to embrace the unexplored realms within ourselves and the world around us.
Chandler Barnes (@superfly_1.3)
Jessica Lia (@jessica.lia.tt)
Director, producer, editor: Zoey Lee (@transnormalcy)
Produced by: Transnormalcy Films (@transnormalcyfilms)
Special Thanks: to Arpad Bondy, Matt Belbin, Kaleb Fischer
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