MTV is my friend

Cristi is a young man who is living a lonely and pointless life. He is doing daily a boring job and doesn't have any friends, doesn't receive any visitors, neither phone calls, not even a postcard. This depressive existence is pushing him towards suicidale actions. The only reason in Cristi's life is the joy of listening to the music. MTV is his friend.
One night, an ordinary one, Cristi lives an extraordinary experience. His apartment is flooded. The glass fish is starting to fly, the butterflies are swiming in the water and Cristi is among them. The TV turns into a sun, an omniscent eye, through which Cristi manages to see a scene from the future, where Cristi is walking on the beach with his girlfriend. He is uncertain anymore, not knowing if it's really true or it is just a dream.
Suddenly the Yellow Submarine appears in his apartment and Cristi decides to travel together with The Beatles in an imaginary world. Finally, his life is full of interesting things. They reach a planet where his favorite band Sarmalele Reci give a concert. This is a moment of genuine happiness, Cristi singing on the same stage with his favorite band.
In the middle of this joyfull moment, Cristi notices on one of the screens his breathless body flooded in the apartment.The Yellow Submarine reappears in the scene and help him make his way back to reality. Cristi wakes up in his unchanged apartment and realizes it was all a dream. But he is changed completely and refuse to come back to his previous life. Instead he follows an adventurous journey and meet the love of his life.

  • Radu Popovici
    Director
  • Radu Popovici
    Writer
  • Loredana Bulgaru
    Writer
  • Andras Zoltan
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Romania
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 3rd ReAnima International Animation Festival
    Bergen
    Norway
    Best Music Video
  • 14th Anim'est
    Bucharest
    Romania
    October 10, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Bucharest International Dance Film Festival
    Bucharest
    Romania
  • ANIMAINE The Maine Animation Festival
    South Portland
    United States
Director - Radu Popovici