OverLove - BSFF 2018 Official Selection
Born in Denmark in 1998, Lucas Helth went on to attend the Copenhagen high school Ingrid Jespersens Gymnasieskole, from which he graduated in the summer of 2017.
Lucas works with scriptwriting and directing, and he has a great talent of creating and understanding characters, which allows him to make them come to live on screen. He has previously worked as a photographer and editor on several short films, presentation videos and music videos.
“OverLove” tells the story of the 17-year-old Olivia, who struggles with anxiety and OCD on a daily basis. Olivia’s OCD revolves around the fear of hurting those she loves the most, and it is concretized in an intense fear of hurting her 9-year-old brother, Noa, to whom she has an otherwise close and friendly relation with.
Olivia is in high school, and on the surface she appears to be living quite a “normal life”, dividing her free time between family and friends. Nevertheless, she fights a daily battle with the underlying anxiety and the extremely dominant and disturbing OCD. Olivia’s mother is alone, and she is busy with making ends meet; thus, the fact that her daughter has a mental illness does not strike her at first.