DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

I was compelled to make "Tingle Monsters" because I believe that violence against women truly starts with words. With this in mind, I designed the film's unconventional viewing experience to feel like a real ASMR* livestream.

Shot in screenlife format with no extra score or sound design, the film is designed to transport viewers into a scenario they are already familiar with—the harassment of women on the Internet—ultimately inviting the audience to examine the link between what we say and think about women and how this affects their real-world treatment.

I firmly believe that through gender parity and telling women-driven narratives we can begin to change the world. But we must start by taking a sobering look at where we currently are. "Tingle Monsters" aims to do that.

-- Alexandra Serio

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