OCTL | THE MAN HOLDING THE ELEVATOR

 2017     |    MC2 Film     |     6:30 min.      |      comedy /drama     |       IMDB

Three men with different desires connect inside an elevator in a building in Bucharest. The first one has a broken leg and is passionate about fishing. The second man desperately wants to smoke, but his girlfriend watches him. The third one is holding the elevator door open. However, not all is what it seems. The first two find the elevator stuck and transformed. As they enter, they get transported to another time and place. The three stories merge as they uncover what lies beneath the elevator.

CREW

Director | Editing -- SERGIU LUPȘE
Screenplay -- RAZVAN MIHAI BADEA
Production -- GEORGE ve GÄNÆAARD
Cinematography -- CLAUDIU BIZĂU
Sound -- IONUT PARVU
Production Design -- MALINA TOMA
Unit Production Manager -- VLAD GHINEA
1st AD / Slate -- ALIN BOERU

Sound Mix -- VLAD PRECUP
Production Assistant -- ALINA GÄNÆAARD
Creative Consultant -- CHRISTIAN RAYMOND
Technical Consultant -- GHEORGHE BADEA

CAST

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

FESTIVALS  |  AWARDS

FESTIVAL SELECTION

2018
- Cannes IFF (Romanian Short Waves / Short Film Corner), Cannes, France
- Le Plein de Super (Official Selection), France / Portugal

2017
- Short Film Break, Bucharest, Romania
- Global Shorts, Los Angeles, USA
- Timishort ISFF (Official Selection), Timisoara, Romania
- NeXT ISFF (Festival Friends), Bucharest, Romania
- Filmul de Piatra, Piatra-Neamt, Romania
- Divan Film and Food Festival (Balkan Love), Calafat, Romania

AWARDS

2017
GLOBAL SHORTS (Special Mention)