SERGIU LUPSE

 Director  |  Animator  |  Editor

THE MAN HOLDING THE ELEVATOR | OCTL

2017 | 6:30 min. | drama | fantasy | IMDB

SYNOPSIS:

Three men with different desires connect in an elevator in an apartment building in Bucharest. The first one is a young man with a broken leg who’s passionate about fishing. The second man desperately wants to smoke, but his girlfriend is watching over him, making her disapproval clear even when she’s not there. The third one is holding the elevator door open, preventing them from getting their wish. However, not all is what it seems. The first two try to find out what floor the elevator is stuck on and find the elevator changed, transporting them to another time and place. The three stories become one as they uncover what lies beneath the elevator.  

Part of "THE CIGARETTE BUS" omnibus.

CREDITS:

CAST

The Elevator Man   -   PAUL VERHOOGT         
The Smoking Man   -   VALENTIN PĂDURARU  
The Teenager   -   EDUARD BOT          
The Wife   -   SILVA HELENA SCHMIDT

CREW

Production   -   mc2 film
Director / Editor / Executive Producer   -   SERGIU LUPȘE
Screenplay / Executive Producer   -   RĂZVAN MIHAI BADEA
Producer   -   GEORGE VE GÄNÆAARD
DP   -   CLAUDIU BIZĂU
Sound   -   IONUȚ PÂRVU
Foley / Sound Editor   -   VLAD PRECUP
Production Design   -   MĂLINA TOMA
UPM   -   VLAD GHINEA
1st AD   -   ALIN BOERU
Production Assistant   -   ALINA GÄNÆAARD
Creative Consultant   -   CHRISTIAN RAYMOND
Technical Consultant   -   GHEORGHE BADEA

SCREENINGS

2017
Divan Film Festival, Calafat (RO)
Filmul de Piatra, Piatra-Neamt, (RO)
NeXT ISFF - Festival Friends, Bucharest (RO)
Timishort ISFF - Official Selection, Timisoara, (RO)