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Beyond

Jasper, a 16-year-old boy, wakes up in a park, confused about how he got there, and can't remember how to get home.
Jasper decides to find the way back to his home.
He wanders the streets trying to remember something, sees an ATM, a bench and a pharmacy. All of these cause him some flashbacks: he remembers stealing a man's wallet, buying drugs from a drug dealer and getting out of the pharmacy.
He also remembers his mother trying to persuade him to give up a harmful habit.
Jasper first asks for details about the park from a pedestrian. Later, from another person on the street, he wants to get street details or some change, but both ignore him.
When he arrives at his apartment, he finds himself lying on a sofa, motionless.
Jasper realizes he died of a drug overdose.
He suddenly returns to the park and sees other people going to a certain point, where they disappear.
He follows them and disappears as well.

  • Florenta Vatavu
    Director
  • RAY MOOVENTHIRAN CHANDRAHEKARAN
    Writer
  • Florenta Vatavu
    Writer
  • Florenta Vatavu
    Producer
  • Danilo Landim
    Key Cast
    "Jasper"
  • Florenta Vatavu
    Casting Director
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    fantazy, student, short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 22, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    100 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 - University of East London
Director Biography - Florenta Vatavu

I am a Romanian actress, theatre and film director, a graduate with a Master's degree in "Direction for Stage and Screen". This year I won many short film awards at international festivals. I am passionate about photography and any form of art, I write poetry and make experimental films.

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Director Statement

I directed this film, Beyond, as a school project. I wanted to send two messages to the public: drugs are lethal and there is another dimension to death.
Moreover, lethal vices cause suffering to those around the victim as well.
I also contributed to the script so that I could convey these messages.
The casting was adventurous because the actor is very young, but we had a good communication during the filming and we finished this project.
The filming was done in very harsh weather, with strong winds and cold, but I was impressed by the patience of the whole team and especially of the main actor.
I am convinced that after watching this movie, many people will think about their vices and how harmful they are. Who knows, maybe they will change these bad habits if not for them, at least for the loved ones next to them.