Thanatos

Taking place over the course of a lavish banquet, this short provides a dark and sinister look into the questionable morality of those blinded by wealth and class. Follow Vincent, the host of the meal, as he dissects the egos of his dining companions and delves deep into the world of capitalist villainy and morally oblivious hedonism. While Vincent's stance on his party's vulgar indulgences is considerably apt, it does perhaps reveal more about his own personal reservations and misanthropic tendencies than those of his company.

Serving as a narrative recontextualisation of the 'Vanitas' art movement, this short film explores the transiency of human life, with strong aesthetic references to Willem Kalf, Harmen Steenwyck, Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio & Rembrandt. Vanity, gluttony, temporary knowledge and greed all form a rigid scaffold on which to pin Freudian ideals about the human drive, as well as more subtle ones surrounding religion and sociological hierarchy.

  • Edward Zorab
    Director
  • Edward Zorab
    Writer
  • Edward Zorab
    Producer
  • Sarah Vargeson
    Producer
  • Mateo Oxley
    Key Cast
  • Adam Woods
    Key Cast
  • Ella Balinska
    Key Cast
  • Ollie Norton-Smith
    Key Cast
  • Alice Lucy
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    450 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Edward Zorab

Hailing from southern England, Edward Zorab has just finished his Foundation diploma in Art/Design/Media at the Arts University of Bournemouth and has been awarded an unconditional place to study at the Met Film School of West London, October 2015. Work ranges from prose and poetry to screenwriting.

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