Still There?

Rhys shelters in his garage as the broadcast of a zombie virus hits the news. He spends months in hiding. Alone. Eventually starting to converse with a zombie on the outside.

  • Mark Zanosov
  • Mark Zanosov
  • Jennifer Piper
  • Mark Zanosov
  • Tyren (Trey) Maclou
    Key Cast
  • Gabrielle Wilson
    Key Cast
    "Lola, News Anchor"
  • Dasha Melnik
  • Andrey Zhorov
    1st AC
  • Aref Rashidan
    Sound Designer and Recordist
  • Shakira Mingonie
    Sound Assistant
  • Mike Trubetskov
    Music Composer
  • Jack Carmody
  • Banjo Stapledon
  • Bella Devereux
    Make-Up Artist
  • Emily Chong
    Production Designer
  • Mark Zanosov
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    938 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - St Mark's Anglican Community School
Director Biography - Mark Zanosov

Mark is a young and ambitious filmmaker, passionate about his craft. He’s already dabbled in various aspects of film-making, including shooting, editing, and directing short films, music videos,
documentaries, and shorts.
While he’s proud of his finished works, what really gets his heart racing is the creative process itself.

More than anything, Mark is driven by his youthful enthusiasm for the world of film. He’s still in the early stages of his career, but his dreams and ambitions are sky-high. He doesn’t just love the end product; he’s head over heels for the entire journey of making a film. And as he carves out his path in the industry, he’s not content with sticking to one side of the camera. Mark wants to do it all – acting and film-making. His creative journey is a testament to his youthful spirit, brimming with dreams and boundless potential.

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Director Statement

The themes of loneliness and isolation are present in “Still There?’ and continue to how far we go to find any connection, even in the most dire situations.
The film explores the idea that, in our modern world, it’s easy to become
complacent and believe that we can handle everything on our own.
We often prioritize self-sufficiency and independence, forgetting the intrinsic
value of human bonds. However, when faced with an unprecedented crisis like the Lazarus Virus, these barriers dissolve, and the true extent of our interdependence becomes strikingly clear.
Through Rhys and Lola’s evolving relationship, “Still There?” illustrates the
emotional toll of isolation and the lengths to which people will go to maintain a
connection. Rhys’s initial loneliness is palpable, as he struggles to endure the
isolation in his garage, desperate for any form of human contact.
His attachment to Lola, a voice beyond the door, underscores the human yearning for companionship, even if it’s an unconventional and seemingly one-sided
As the narrative unfolds, “Still There?” underscores that we are all interconnected, and our destinies are intertwined, whether we acknowledge it or not. In the face of an unprecedented global crisis, the story emphasizes that the bonds of human connection, however unconventional they may seem, are what ultimately sustain or break us.