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Desolation - A Tale Of Depression, Alienation & Misanthropy.

Desolation is a short film that depicts the story of a not-your-average high-school teen & explores themes of depression disorder, loneliness, hopelessness, guilt, social media addiction & misanthropy.

  • Taha Ismail
  • Taha Ismail
  • Taha Ismail
    Key Cast
  • Taha Ismail
  • Masroor Moin
    Camera Operators
  • Zayan Khan
    Camera Operators
  • Taha Ismail
    Camera Operators
  • Tajriyaan Chowdhury
    Camera Operators
  • Ayman Zayed Mannan
    Script Editor
  • Taha Ismail
  • Taha Ismail
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Narrative, Drama
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 7, 2017
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Director Biography - Taha Ismail

Taha Ismail is a 21-year-old student filmmaker who recently completed secondary school. He started making films since the age of 15, and has previously won few awards and received nominations for his sci-fi/thriller short film "Lost In The Past" and crime-thriller web series "Dhaka's Finest". He is currently studying Digital Film Production at Ravensbourne, London. His goal is to become a professional filmmaker and create various/different genres of movies for the film audience of Bangladesh.

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Director Statement

Recently, incidences of suicide have become more common. This lead me to an in depth study/research of subjects such as depression, nihilism, social media addiction and guilt. After a lot of research, studying and watching lots of movies about these issues, I realized what an important topic of discussion depression is, yet is barely talked about - at least in my country. Mass atrocities and crimes against humanity are constant. I’ve also been wanting to make a film revolving around guilt for a while, so i thought blending these ideas together might end up working out.
Hope this film will clear some misunderstandings. It’s important to keep in mind that depression is not a choice, and that its reasons and causes may vary from person to person. I’ve tried my best to make this film as accurate as possible, so I hope everyone appreciates it and has something to take away from it.