Private Project

Terminal

Logline:

Having been the perfect host for so long, the woman needs to do something before it’s too late.

Synopsis:

A WOMAN in a bloody dress is standing by a fire, looking closer we see a couple of feet laying in the flames. The music accompanies us to alternating shots between the woman in a mask expressing existence though movement and scenes of a COUPLE enjoying life, nature and each other, they are now expecting a baby.

The woman is severely suffering in trying to survive surrounded by man-made things that now flood the earth. The couple rush to see her laying on the ground barely holding on to life. She is relieved to see them approach only to witness the couple's inaction as they just stare at her with arrogance and cold-heartedness.

With her last breath she spills a gas canister and it becomes clear that the couple's time is over. After the unsettling music comes to a halt we see the beginning of the movie from another perspective as she throws the broken mask into the fire and walks away. She turns enough for us to see that she is wearing the mask again and now it is clean and whole.

  • Kadi Wald
    Director
  • Kadi Wald
    Writer
  • Kadi Wald
    Producer
  • Kadi Wald
    Key Cast
  • Josu Mämmi
    Key Cast
  • Kadi Wald
    Editor
  • Josu Mämmi
    Original Score
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Environmental
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    No public screenings
    Semi-Finalist - First Time Director (Short)
  • New York International Film Awards™ - NYIFA
    New York City
    United States
    No public screenings
    Finalist - Best 1st Time Director (Short)
  • New York International Film Awards™ - NYIFA
    New York City
    United States
    No public screenings
    Winner - Best Experimental Film
  • Indie Short fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    No public screenings
    Winner - Best Original Score
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    No public screening
    Nominee - Best Experimental Short
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    No public screening
    Nominee - Best First Time Director (Female)
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    No public screening
    Nominee - Best Editing
  • Top Shorts

    No public screenings
    Winner - Best First Time Director
  • Top Shorts

    No public screenings
    Honourable Mention - Editing
Director Biography - Kadi Wald

Kadi Wald is a filmmaker based in Helsinki, Finland. She is brand new to the world of filmmaking, but doesn’t let that stop her from going at it like a bat out of hell. “Terminal” was the first film she made. Directing, editing and screenwriting are her biggest inspirations.
She aims to have this be her future career and some day make a feature film. Currently she is working on new screenplays.

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Director Statement

Terminal is about the annihilation of humans because not enough is being done to preserve our home planet. A subject deeply important to me. I made Terminal out of anxiety but in the end lies hope, at least for this planet I love.

Although I made this film about earth I realize that it can represent many different things to different people and that is very fascinating. I love hearing people's perspectives.