The Last Letter

A film that combines live-action and animated elements where the protagonist is writing the last letter to Miriam. His letter is a poetic story revealing the main character’s love and memories about the time he spent with Miriam. He decides to pass on this letter to her so that his purity, love, and sincerity will not remain unrevealed.

  • Benjamín Haverla
    Director
  • Benjamín Haverla
    Writer
  • Benjamín Haverla
    Producer
  • Benjamín Haverla
    Key Cast
    "Ben"
  • Alexandra Ovsianková
    Key Cast
    "Miriam (black silhouette)"
  • Jozef Brincka
    Key Cast
    "Ben's friend"
  • Sára Haverlová
    Key Cast
    "Miriam"
  • Robert Hanuljak
    Key Cast
    "Old man"
  • Buddy
    Key Cast
    "Black silhouette of a dog"
  • Sára Haverlová
    Key Cast
    "Abused woman (black silhouette)"
  • Benjaín Haverla
    Key Cast
    "Aggressive man (black silhouette)"
  • Róbert Hanuliak
    Camera Operator
  • Sára Haverlová
    Camera Operator
  • Benjamín Haverla
    Camera Operator
  • Benjamín Haverla
    Location Manager
  • Robert Hanuljak
    Special Effects Coordinator
  • Oto Haverla
    Dialogue Editor
  • Benjamín Haverla
    Gaffer
  • Robert Hanuljak
    Transport
  • Mária Haverlová
    Transport
  • Benjamín Haverla
    Film Editor
  • Benjamín Haverla
    Visual Effects
  • Emil Haverla
    Prop Master
  • Robert Hanuljak
    Prop Master
  • Benjamín Haverla
    Prop Master
  • Benjamín Haverla
    Costume Supervisor
  • FILMSTRO
    Composer
  • Oto Haverla
    Foley Artist
  • Benjamín Haverla
    Foley Artist
  • Nataša Strelová
    Animation
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Posledný list
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Melodrama, Live action and animation
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 11, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Slovakia
  • Country of Filming:
    Slovakia
  • Language:
    Slovak
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16 : 9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Private Secondary Technical School (SSOSTA), Poprad, Slovakia
  • RED MOVIE AWARDS
    Reims Cedex
    France
    May 7, 2022
    Award Winner: Best Romance
  • Only The Best Film Awards
    Biscayne Blvd Miami, Florida
    United States
    WINNER OF THE JURY AWARD: BEST EDITING / WINNER OF THE HONORABLE MENTION: BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM, BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM
  • Monthly Indie Shorts

    Lebanon
    Award Winner: Best Student Director, Best Student Film
  • Paris International Short Festival
    Paris
    France
    Finalist
  • Košice International Monthly Film Festival
    Košice
    Slovakia
    Finalist
  • Lonely Wolf International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    Semi-Finalist
  • Berlin Shorts Award
    Berlin
    Germany
    Official Selection
  • kalakari film fest
    DEWAS
    India
    Official Selection
  • FunFest - International Video Festival (Madeira Island)
    Funchal
    Portugal
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Benjamín Haverla

Benjamín Haverla is a filmmaker based in Martin, Slovakia. He has been studying Information and Digital Technologies studies for four years at Private Secondary Technical School in Poprad founded by the Tatra Academy n. o. He started to make films when he was 12 years old. Later he gained success in film competitions for youth and children in Slovakia. As an actor, he collaborated on advertising for an ISIC company in Slovakia. His main career goal is to direct a feature film.

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Director Statement

I chose to direct this film because I experienced something beautiful and sad 2 years ago. These experiences made me think about friendship and love in another way. Finding the inspiration for that story was a long journey and honestly in my opinion without that experience, I would never create this short film. While watching this film, I wanted the viewer to experience it because this short film is meant to show the power of love from the point of view of a young man. Moreover, love is not the only theme here although it is a prevailing one. The others include, for example comparisons of love relationships between old generations and this generation. The film turned out to be a little different than the script because we all know that the coronavirus crisis has affected the whole world. I had a problem with finishing the last 3 scenes because it was difficult to meet someone and ask them to act. So my first decision was to wait and to complete the last three scenes once the crisis was over. But after a week, I got an inner impulse that told me, "Why don't you want to show those 3 scenes differently?" So my inner voice helped me finish this short film earlier and also that was the reason why the film turned out to be a little different than the script. This film will always be special to me because I put in there my declaration of love in a hidden way. Also, I had a feeling that a short film must be created differently. I mean from both visual and poetic point of view. Last but not least the film provided me with an opportunity to work with some talented and amazing people.