Lost in the Black Hole (Alternate Version)

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

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.

Descriptive synopsis:
Lost in the Black Hole is an experimental short film. The maker and actor of this film, Salman Aziz has used symbolism to represent the various meanings of things as well as emotions of the universe through five different metaphoric characters.

The perspective of the film is multiple. It can be explained in different ways as per circumstances, dimensions, and meanings. Because the film contains lots of symbols that may hold various different meanings.

  • Salman Aziz
  • Salman Aziz
  • Salman Aziz
  • Shilve Ara Pervin
  • 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 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Lift-Off Global Network Sessions 2021
    Lift-Off Online Sessions
    May 5, 2021
    Online (Vimeo On Demand)
    Official Selection
  • Hallucinea Film Festival, 2021
    August 12, 2021
    Private Screening (Honorable Judges and Members)
    Official Selection
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival (DMOFF), 2021

    United States
    September 2, 2021
    Private Screening (Honorable Judges and Members)
    Official Selection
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival, 2021
    October 10, 2021
    Private Screening (Only Honorable Judges)
    Official Scary Selection
  • Indie Online Film Award, 2021

    November 1, 2021
    Official YouTube Channel (Limited Time)
    Award Winner for Best Mystery Film (Season 3, 2021)
  • Monthly Indie Shorts International Film Festival, 2021

    November 1, 2021
    Online (Screening on the Official Website)
    Award Winner for Best Experimental Short Film and Audience Award
  • Brazil International Monthly Film Festival (BIMIFF), 2021
    Rio de Janeiro
    November 6, 2021
    Online (Screening on the Official Website)
    Award Winner for Best Halloween Originality and Nominated for Best Experimental Film and Best Halloween Film
Distribution Information
  • SUPP
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Paid TV
Director Biography - Salman Aziz

Salman Aziz (born December 19, 1993) is a Bangladeshi independent author and artist. He was born in Pabna, Bangladesh. But he mostly grew up in Dhaka city. He is the youngest of his siblings where he has only one elder sister. From a young age, he was a very talented student. Most of the time, he was honored for his excellent results. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering with remarkable marks.

From his childhood, he was very attached to the arts. He wrote many poems and short stories in local newspapers and magazines. But he had to take intervals because of the pressure of studying. He also learned singing. In 2008, he worked as a model in a well-known fashion house in Dhaka named R.M. fashion.

He published his debut book, 6th September: A Very Unknown Mysterious Story in early 2017. After a few years gap, he came back with his philosophical book, Bold and Bitter Statements: Volume 1. The book contains his analytical verses and related metaphorical pictures. The book has multiple volumes.

Besides writing, he has also made symbolic short films. In 2014 he debuted as a filmmaker. His first short film was Bloody Dark Dream which he released on IMDb.

He majorly got recognition worldwide for his multiple international award-winning short film, Lost in the Black Hole. In 2019, he initially screened his film at the 15th International Short & Independent Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe, Asia, and the American continent. He also got officially selected and nominated for Tareq Shahriar Best Independent Shorts Award (most reputed award for Bangladeshi Young & Aspiring Filmmakers). In 2020, he made its alternate version which got officially selected, nominated, awarded, and screened at various international film festivals. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs in Bangladesh has appreciated Salman Aziz for creating the first-ever symbolic silent cult film in this country and acting in five metaphorical characters. And the director has officially certified it as intellectual property in Bangladesh.

He mostly gets motivation from Mother Teresa and Bayazid Bastami. His main aim in life is to do something for the people and be in their hearts forever.

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Director Statement

In 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 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. And, at the beginning of the year 2020, I put VFX to make an alternate version of it! The film got more meaningful after adding VFX.