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Parallel Universes

As Aden lies alone in the dark, his thoughts carry him through a stream of parallel realities, until he finally settles on the one where he can be eternally happy.

  • Liran Nathan
    Key Cast
  • Gem Refoufi
    Key Cast
  • Liran Nathan
  • Liran Nathan
  • Etgar Keret
  • Liran Nathan
  • Reine Issa
  • Harri Kamalanathan
    Associate Producer
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
    Newport Beach, California
    United States
    April 26, 2017
    North American Premiere
  • Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival
    United States
    May 14, 2017
  • British Urban Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    September 9, 2017
  • Kinofilm Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 20, 2017
  • Los Angeles Short Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 9, 2018
  • S.O.U.L. Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 16, 2018
  • SHOTS: International Independent Short Film Festival
    Slovenj Gradec
    August 1, 2018
  • The Short Cinema
    United Kingdom
    August 15, 2018
Director Biography - Liran Nathan

Liran Nathan makes his directorial debut with Parallel Universes and plays Aden, the film’s protagonist. A member of The Lee Strasberg Institute in New York, his acting credits range from film to theatre and, more recently, he has focused on producing and directing his own work. He is currently writing his next project, a six-part series, for development in the UK.

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Director Statement

I came across a book of short stories by Etgar Keret one night, quite by chance. I was travelling back to London from New York where I had just completed a semester at The Lee Strasberg Institute and I was instantly struck by one of the stories. ‘Parallel Universes’, which is written in the first person, had a clear and moving personal message and evoked such strong images in my mind that I was certain it had to be made into a film.

After acquiring the agreement from the author to make the adaptation, I went on to write the screenplay. I spent two years after that time trying to find the right team to help me get it off the ground. There were many bumps and setbacks until, in January 2016, I made a decision to produce and direct the film myself. It was then that I met Reine Issa who joined to produce the film alongside me.

As an actor, I am heavily influenced by character and personal story. What interests me most about this film is that it explores the concept of parallel realities whilst maintaining a strong anchor through the main character, Aden, and his quest for eternal happiness - love.

For a long time I have wanted to make my own films - to take my career as a storyteller into to my own hands. This film has allowed me to finally make that transition and to start producing my own work. I am thrilled with what we have done so far and exited for what is next to come.