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Jack, a businessman rushes to the airport only to realize that his flight is delayed due to a technical snag. On the other hand, Ali, a refugee teen walks past his now desolate town to alight a boat.

Jack waits in anticipation for his flight, getting frustrated while Ali is in his voyage. In the middle of the sea, the mercenary boatman throws Ali off the boat since he doesn't have money.

Seated at the airport lobby, Jack assures his daughter that he will be back home soon whereas Ali swims the ocean waves, battling for survival.

Jack picks up his luggage and moves towards his chartered flight with a renewed sense of hope. Simultaneously, Ali arrives on a shore successfully and then walks ahead on the sandy beach.

  • Vishal Bhalla
    Victory, Sorry
  • Vishal Bhalla
    Victory, Sorry
  • Vishal Bhalla
    Victory, Sorry
  • Tyler Reince
    Key Cast
    "Jack (Airport passenger)"
  • Vishal Bhalla
    Key Cast
    "Ali (Refugee)"
  • Mike Wietecha
    Key Cast
    "Boatman and Airline operator(voice)"
  • Charles Bolton
  • James Caley
  • Erik Sevenans
    Victory, Sorry
  • Vishal Bhalla
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Minimalistic, Indie, Indie Film, Independent Cinema, Short Film, Micro-short film, Low Budget, No Budget, Zero Budget, Experimental, Minimalist art, Minimalist style, Shorts, Super short film, Drama, Fiction, Migrant, Refugee, Immigration, Migration, Indie movie
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - TUM
Director Biography - Vishal Bhalla

Vishal likes to create stuff, bringing ideas in his head to life! As an independent screenwriter & director, he is attracted by the myriad possibilities at the intersection of art, science and society to come up with alternative narratives. He makes minimalistic films that focus more on visual, closeup shots trying to capture the range of emotions that captures the human psyche with a gripping plot.

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Director Statement

The idea behind this story is to depict contrasting human emotions while 'TRANSIT'ing from one place to other. Some might be fortunate and well-off, to make a temporary transit but still be frustrated during the wait. But for some others, it would be their only option; that to transit to a foreign land, maybe forever! The two main characters and their 'moving' mini-stories capture this very thought.