DEPARTURE

A cheating husband suffers the loss of his wife and suddenly starts ignoring his spiteful son’s existence.

  • Julian Biba
    Director
    AKA: DR HOPE
  • Adriatik Berdaku
    Director
  • Julian Biba
    Writer
    Leap of Faith
  • Adriatik Berdaku
    Producer
  • Julian Biba
    Producer
    The Red Rose
  • GIORGIO KOLAJ
    Key Cast
    “George”
    The Red Rose
  • GJILBERTA LUCAJ - COHEN
    Key Cast
    “Darleen”
    The Kind Ones
  • JOHN ZAGREDA
    Key Cast
    “Jim”
    Growing Up Fat & Albanian
  • KAMILA BOLOTOKO
    Key Cast
    “Helen”
  • ISLI HOXHA
    Key Cast
    “Mike”
    American Detective
  • Adriatik Berdaku
    Editing
  • Adriatik Berdaku
    Cinematography
    Wenn aus dem Himmel
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 2, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • L' Age d'Or International Arthouse Film Festival
    Kolkata
    India
    August 25, 2020
    Outstanding Achievement Award
  • World Film Carnival
    Singapore
    Singapore
    July 31, 2020
    Best Film
  • New York International Film Awards™
    New York
    United States
    July 7, 2020
    Finalist
  • New York Movie Awards
    New York
    United States
    June 3, 2020
    Finalist
  • Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Providence
    United States
    August 4, 2020
    Semi-Finalist
Director Biography - Julian Biba, Adriatik Berdaku

JULIAN BIBA is the director of the documentary “Aka Dr Hope” awarded: "Best Experimental", "Best Documentary" and "Best Director" by TINFF; "Best Documentary" by MIWAFF and "Silver Winner" by Telly Awards.
He is the screenwriter/director/producer of "THE RED ROSE" awarded: "RISING FILMMAKER" by Montreal International Wreath Awards Film Festival; "Award of Recognition" by United International Film Festival and "BEST NY SHORT" by International New York Film Festival.
Julian has co-written and co-produced the film "Paftuar" (Uninvited) that was screened on May 2016 at Cannes Festival Short Corner and also won "Best Cinematography" and "Best Production" awards at International Film Festival and Albanian Film Week in NYC.

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ADRIATIK BERDAKU is an award-winning Director and DP with more than 25 years of experience in the industry.

As a result, Adriatik developed a very good sense of visual composition, perspective and camera movement. He is passionate about his job and always seeks to innovate himself and experiment with new ideas.

Cinematography education in Italy as Director and Digital Imaging in 2005

Ambitious and highly motivated, collaborative team player, multilingual (Albanian, Italian, English) with knowledge on a wide range of technical equipment.

Award Special Price of Jury Director for the music video “With You” Albanian National Videoclip Festival 2008.

Third place in the photographic culture of European Photo Competition in Ferrara Italy (Adriatic Photo Contest-2014).

The best photos, at Magazine Top Selection By Canon Club Italia

Director for the music video “Amore Piccolina” of Gianmarco Fraska Italy

Director and DP for Danish singer Blak & Jimilian – Slem Igen music video with 10.000.000 views on Youtube and over 25.000.000 streams on Spotify. Danish Deejay Award, Danish Club Award, Zulu Award, Danish Musik Award, Nickelodeon Award.

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Director Statement

DEPARTURE was an interesting inspiration from the beginning. I had just finished a conference call with my script instructor and the idea on my head of writing this script caused me sleeplessness till early in the morning. The next night I went through the same torment, so I finally decided to write it… and slept like a baby.

About a year later the co-director, Adriatik Berdaku, approached me and picked this script among those I showed him.

Using the covid19 “stay at home” order, we finished editing this film that is now competing in several film festivals.