Experiencing Interruptions?

Stay Home Stay Safe

The story is centered in the intimate space of the shelter, where artificial intelligence creates inspiring virtual simulations for the writer. In the virtual world, the writer meets his muse, but she is not real enough. He therefore decides to leave the shelter. However, the artificial intelligence has a duty to keep the writer safe from reality and, above all, from himself.

  • Martin Bystriansky
  • Martin Bystriansky
  • Radovan Majer
  • Tomáš Mokroluský
  • Dušan Cinkota
    Key Cast
  • Leona Skleničková
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Mystery, Drama
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Director Biography - Martin Bystriansky

Martin Bystriansky is a second-year student of the follow up master's degree in Directing and Screenwriting at the Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic. He aims to create his work in search of new formalistic means, depicting social reflection. His latest short films Breaktime (2020) and Selfmotion (2022) are clear presentation of the author's interest in genre film and its parallel connection with the contemporary image of the world.

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Director Statement

Are we hiding from the world, or are we just hiding the world from ourselves? Our film "Stay Home Stay Safe" tells the story of a time in which we consciously choose the virtual world over the real one. We separate ourselves from outer space and instead we go inside our inner world. When man cannot control the imperfections and obstacles of the environment he encounters in the real world, he solves the situation by creating perfect but fictional spaces with an infinite number of possibilities. The representation of technological trends in an abstract form, where the absurd becomes real, is meant to evoke for the viewer a sense of a caricature representation of the present. I consider it essential to portray natural human desire in conflict with moral imbalance. To raise the question of the extent of the negative and positive impact of technology on society.