To Expire

A recollection of the deep collective consciousness in death and rebirth. A visual poem that bows to nature and accepts the insignificance of our history.

  • George Merabishvili
  • Christodoulos Pouroutos
  • George Merabishvili
  • Christodoulos Pouroutos
  • George Merabishvili
    Cinematography, Editing
  • George Merabishvili
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Poetry, Moving-image
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Central Saint Martins, UAL
  • Ethereal Frames Film and Art Awards

    August 31, 2023
    Best International Micro-Short
Director Biography - George Merabishvili

George Merabishvili is a Georgian filmmaker who grew up in Cyprus and is currently based in London. He studied Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins UAL (2023) where he developed his practice in filmmaking and visual storytelling. He is passionate about worldbuilding and immersive storytelling, often exploring sci-fi and fantasy settings. George's practice involves directing, cinematography, editing, visual effects, and music production.

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Director Statement

The sculptures in this project were created from actual bones found on the banks of the Thames River. The director was inspired by the symbolism of the bones coming together for an ephemeral moment, only to return to the water at high tide. In response to this imagery, collaborator Christodoulos Pouroutos wrote a poem exploring time, senescence, and death.