Lost in the Black Hole

"Lost in the Black Hole", Bangladesh's first-ever symbolic cult horror short film.

Plot:
The hope, the thorn, the nature, the truth, and the spark meet with their inner black hole which consumes them all in the infinite deep.

Synopsis according to the 15th International Short and Independent Film Festival 2019 (ISIFF):
"Lost in the Black Hole" is the symbolic cult horror short film, where the director has experimented on the five characters to show the inner fear, pain, regression, etc through the expression. In this film, everything has been shown through the symbols and body movement. The film is very versatile. It can express any kind of meaning through the symbolism.

  • Salman Aziz
    Director
  • Salman Aziz
    Writer
  • Salman Aziz
    Producer
  • Shilve Ara Pervin
    Producer
  • Akash (Salman Aziz)
    Key Cast
    "The Hope / The Thorn / The Nature / The Truth / The Spark"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Cult
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 16, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Bangladesh
  • Country of Filming:
    Bangladesh
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 15th International Short & Independent Film Festival (ISIFF), 2019
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    December 10, 2019
    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
    Nominated for Tareq Shahriar Best Independent Short, 2019 and Officially Selected for 15th International Short & Independent Film Festival (ISIFF), 2019.
  • DadaSaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF), 2019
    Mumbai
    India
    Official Selection
  • LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival, 2019

    Official Selection
  • MoziMotion, 2019

    Official Selection
  • Austin After Dark Film Festival, 2019

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Salman Aziz

Salman Aziz was born on December 19, 1993, in Pabna, Bangladesh. He mostly grew up in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. He is also known by his nickname Akash/AKA$H. From his childhood, he was a very meritorious student. He studied Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering. In 2008, he worked as a model in a well-known fashion house named R.M. fashion house in Dhaka. There he was the brand ambassador for 2 years. From an early age, he wrote many short stories and poems on local newspapers and magazines. His first book “6th September: A Very Unknown Mysterious Story”, was published in 2017. He is also an indie artist and filmmaker. His first short film was “Bloody Dark Dream (2014)”. His second short film “Lost in the Black Hole (2019)” is the first symbolic cult horror short film in Bangladesh. And this film has entitled him as the first-ever symbolic cult horror short filmmaker in Bangladesh. He debuted as an actor in his short film “Lost in the Black Hole” where he played five different roles. The film also got officially selected by international film festivals. He always tries to do good works and helps people. He gets the inspiration from Mother Teresa and Bayazid Bastami who had dedicated their whole life for the people. He always tries to motivate the people through his words.

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Director Statement

In the mid-2017, I started the film all by myself with lots of hope in my mind. At that time the storyline was completely different from now. In 2018, I adopted the two most important characters in this film to make the film more meaningful. This film has taken more than 1.5 years to complete and in this whole journey, I have learned so many things which give me the power to show my inner self. This film has so many messages in different aspects. Each character represents a special message to the society, the nation, the people and the world. And this film is the first ever symbolic cult horror short film in Bangladesh. Before me, nobody has made such kind of film. I have made this film with full respect for the art. Cause in my thought only art can make the film more beautiful.