DIRECTION Marina Zvidrina CINEMATOGRAPHY Tonya Polskaya
Horror movie and the photographic storyline about complicated inside processes of women who suffer from the depression




Why Soultrap?
The Soultrap is a visualization of the inner pain of those who are depressed by using cinematic and photographic language.
We intentionally invite not professional actresses, but any women who suffered or currently fighting depression. Because we truly believe that the anguish of each one of them deserves attention.
Depression is a common mental disorder. According to WHO globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
Depression can lead to suicide

Why only women?

Being a woman means you have twice the risk of getting depression. According to WHO, two-thirds of all people affected by depression are women.
It doesn't matter what age, color, weight, or height you are, there is no such thing as depression preventive measures. Women and men suffer the same but in many circumstances, social attitude is different when it comes to gender.
That was the reason we started the Soultrap — to show the people who never faced this disease what is happening inside the minds, hearts, and souls of those who suffer from depression
Who we are?
The team who brings Soultrap to live
  • Marina Zvidrina
    Director and Producer
    Marina Zvidrina is a creator and a filmmaker, based in Barcelona. She was born in Moscow, Russia. Graduated with a master of Fashion Design from MSUDT in 2004. Moved to New York in 2012 to search for her true art destiny, and in 2013, continued to explore the world and finally stayed in Barcelona, where among different passions she discovered her love of filmmaking.
    In 2017 Marina was diagnosed with clinical depression, and after the recovery, her like-minded friends and she started the Soultrap movie.
  • Tonya Polskaya
    Tonya Polskaya is a Ukrainian cinematographer, photographer, and artist. Now based in Barcelona she works on many projects from commercial photo shooting to concept video-art.
    She started exploring the photography world with self-education and passion in 2015, and found her own voice in experimental collaboration with Leica camera.
  • Andrey Baibaratsky
    Music by
  • Christina Osipova
    Postproduction Producer
  • Anna Solomatina
    Film editor
  • Olga Morgunova
    VFX, Motion Designer & Title Designer
  • Ilya Pisotsky
    Foley Artist
  • Valeria Zaitseva
    Color grading
  • Bruno Mulinario
    Sound design
  • Alisa Howard
  • Fiona Tabastot
    Creative assistant
    Fiona is a French-born art director and creator.
    She started as a graphic designer in Paris, moved to London to work as a creative in advertising, and finally decided to start it all over (again) in Barcelona to work on projects she is truly passionate about. She now works mainly as a set designer and designer.
  • Violetta Koval
    Creative assistant
    Violetta Koval is a Russian-born Barcelona-based artist. She graduated in Audiovisual Ideation and Narrative from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
    Violetta is a multimedia artist. Her works mostly discover a twilight zone between visual storytelling and concept investigation.
Why fiction not documentary?
It's not that easy to tell a story from the first-person perspective in a documentary movie. In fact, fiction movies always show us the inner world of a character. Which makes the audience understand and empathize easily.

We consciously draw a parallel between depression and horror, because, from our point of view, it’s more effective to reach the audience’s hearts by common word pictures, rather than by structured interview.

It isn’t simple to talk about depression. All the crying nature of the ill person squashed by strengthlessness and stigmatization. In many places all over the world, public opinion is still concentrated on the denial of the problem. People in a vulnerable condition are out of support and the possibility to be heard.
By our work, we are trying to show that depression is a disease from which no one is immune. There are suffering people of all ages, of any social statuses, and absolutely far and wide.

One of our goals is to give a visual instrument into the hands of those who feel hard to speak. To refer to a movie is easier than turning the soul inside out.

Authors of Soultrap are people who know about depression from their own experience. By our work we say I’m here for you, You are not alone, You can use my words if you’re running out of yours.
Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life. Especially when long-lasting and with moderate or severe intensity, depression may become a serious health condition. It can cause the affected person to suffer greatly and function poorly at work, at school, and in the family. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide.
— World Health Association

Let's do the important thing together!

The Soultrap is an independent movie and photographic storyline, and like any type of non-commercial initiative, we are looking for help and support. There are two ways you can invest in us, with your money or with your time. Feel free to contact us by using direct buttons from above or by contacts at the end of the page.
The more attention we bring to this disease the less it is stigmatized!
Feel free to ask any questions about the Soultrap! We will be more than happy to talk you through
Phone: +34 632 374 605

We located in Barcelona, but we are looking for people from all over the world
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