A Case of Missing Identity

The short story is set in late Victorian era and revolves around the famous detective and the mystery surrounding one of his cases. Everything is not as it seems to be.

  • Vital Butinar
    Director
  • Iza Kokoravec
    Writer
  • Leya Marinčič
    Producer
  • Iza Kokoravec
    Producer
  • Vital Butinar
    Producer
  • Ratko Stojiljković
    Key Cast
    “Sherlock Holmes”
  • Alan Mikulan
    Key Cast
    “Dr. Watson”
  • Tea Rejc
    Key Cast
    “Lady”
  • Nastja Ugrin
    Key Cast
    “Mrs. Hudson”
  • Vital Butinar
    Key Cast
    “James Moriarty”
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Myster, Crime, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    150 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Slovenia
  • Country of Filming:
    Slovenia
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    21:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Vital Butinar

Even in early years Vital had a fondness for filmmaking when together with one of his friends who's father was a filmmaker himself got Vital interested in filmmaking when they made their first action packed film on a mutual friends birthday party. After that when Vital's father bought his first video camera Vital was immediately hooked on filmmaking and started trying to make films with his friends. But of course with the limited resources as children they were not able to produce any real films. After some years as Vital studied graphic design at university firstly discovered photography and later on filmmaking all reminded him how he wanted to be a filmmaker as a child. Unfortunately without access to any kind of filmmaking equipment his interest for filmmaking was kept at bay for another few years. Until while occupied with his other interest dancing, Vital got a chance to act in a commercial as a dancer. Being on a real filming set reminded him of how much he had wanted to be a filmmaker when he was younger and with help and encouragement from his partner he decided to get back into filmmaking. At first trying to get acquainted with the craft and learning as much as he could so he tried to find work as an extra on filming sets where he could observe the workings of a production and also reading books on filmmaking. After some time Vital decided that he had to start putting his theory into practice and together with his partner they decided to film their own dance video since they were both dancers and interested in filmmaking. Together they learned how to approach a project like that. Soon after completing his first project Vital was contacted by some friends who also wanted a dance video and after that things took of and together with his partner they formed Mirror 2 Mirror Productions. Recently Vital had directed and produced his first music video and had also finished writing a draft of his first screenplay for a movie that he had started production on with hopes that he will one day be able to create a featured film he is in production of a few music videos and a short film.

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Director Statement

We were asked to create a promotional video for an misery conference and since we were doing the promotional video we decided making a short film since it would not take that much more time. Our request was approved along with a 150€ budget and we started working on the story that would eventually become the short film and promotional video. Everything took us about a week to write the story and plan the shoot. Then it took the whole crew and cast who graciously volunteered their time two full days on multiple locations to shoot all the scenes. And it was a tough shoot since we where shoot in public streets and in an old mansion. I can honestly say that the crew worked very had and also considering that none of us come from a film making background was exceptional. As for the cast I can only put my hat off to them because they only had a weeks time to learn all their lines and both of the main cast do even not speak English at all and worked very hard with the script supervisor and myself to perform as well as they did.
Of course post production took another month and a half to complete because of having a lot of problems dealing with post production sound and cleaning up some unavoidable problems we had during filming.
But both I and the rest of the team are very pleased with the end result especially taking into consideration all the factors working against us and the virtually non existent budget except for the desire to create a film and all the effort pot into it to do it.
My hopeful desires is that this effort is realized and seen in all our works that we do as well as this one.