“Fractal” (19 min), from Bad Media Student (“Bad Robot”???), directed and written by Blake Hurford, looks enticing. The title is interesting (self-replication of a pattern, common in nature).
A young special ops student Maya (Skye Butcher) has finished her training and is sent back to her boyfriend (Zach Raabe), who had expected a relatively “conventional” relationship.
She keeps relapsing into memories of her trainer (a fattish guy played by Jaxon Graham-Wilson) and deteriorates mentally. Her genuine (and lean) boyfriend doesn’t notice the danger he is in, until too late.
I don’t think the physicality of the climax will be very clear to most viewers.
The film’s scenes are shot with different color filters to suggest various kinds of color-blindness.
There is some interesting background music: a Chopin mazurka, and then some music that sounds rather like Max Reger.