Small Life

Three members of the extremist organization meet at the agreed apartment for an important mission, the fatal details of which they have yet to find out. They must kill a member of the opposition, but before this each must take poison. Not everyone is willing to sacrifice their life, regardless of the choices they have made.

  • Daniel Shagaev
    Director
  • Daniel Shagaev
    Writer
  • Daniel Shagaev
    Producer
  • Denis Goldenberg
    Producer
  • Lev Pavlov
    Producer
  • Dmitry Baskakov
    Producer
  • Denis Goldenberg
    Key Cast
    "Che"
  • Andrew Gering
    Key Cast
    "Am"
  • Tatyana Zigelman
    Key Cast
    "El"
  • Lev Pavlov
    Director of Photography
  • Dan Baden
    Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Маленькая Жизнь
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 23, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Israel
  • Country of Filming:
    Israel
  • Language:
    Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV PAL
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Daniel Shagaev

I was born in Russia in 1998. I moved to Israel alone without my family when I was fourteen years old. There, I started to gain interest in movies and filmmaking. I started shooting funny videos with my newly found friends. After two years, I had decided to shoot my first short movie "Big Day". It was about the friendship of a young boy and an angel. We were able to finish it and even send it to some international festivals. This movie had brought us our first prize.
When I finished school I was obliged to start serving in the army. It was the most important part of my life. Only after serving in the army I have understood what being free truly means.

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Director Statement

“Small Life” is a movie about me, my friends, and thousands of people whom I do not know. They can be from all over the world, from different countries and different cultures but they all have something in common. They obligated to serve in the army, engage in activities they do not want to be a part of or simply do not support, go far away from their home and families, sometimes kill or to be killed. In some places such sacrifice is a choice. For people like me and many of my peers this choice was made for them.