Willie in the Sky

The fable of Willie, who is now a recluse on his rooftop, disconnected from from everyone and quarantined in his depression. He is building the courage to conquer his creative block and rise above.

  • Nathaniël Siri
    Director
    Exode, Månesyg (The Lunatic Man), Berlin, Québec, Dans le Passage, Gay Christmas, Tampon Rap, Lean.
  • Nathaniël Siri
    Writer
    Månesyg (The Lunatic Man), Berlin, Québec, Dans le Passage, Gay Christmas, Tampon Rap, Lean.
  • Nathaniël Siri
    Producer
    Exode, Månesyg (The Lunatic Man), Berlin, Québec, Dans le Passage, Gay Christmas, Tampon Rap, Lean.
  • Clifford Bañagale
    Producer
    Brüno, Accidentally on Purpose, Busong (Palawan Fate)
  • Clifford Bañagale
    Key Cast
    “Willie”
    Brüno, Accidentally on Purpose, Busong (Palawan Fate)
  • Patrick Grasso
    Key Cast
    “Gio”
    Cast in Stone, Robbie's Brother, Rose.
  • Melissa Chaídez
    Key Cast
    “Emma”
  • Hugo Leclerc
    Composer
    L'Appétit des garçons
  • Nathaniël Siri
    Conematographer
    Exode, Månesyg (The Lunatic Man), Berlin, Québec, Dans le Passage, Gay Christmas, Tampon Rap, Lean.
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, B-Raw
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Blackmagic Collective’s SAFER AT HOME 2020
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 8, 2020
    Best Writing Winner
  • FIVE CONTINENTS International Film Festival 2020
    Puerto la Cruz
    United States
    June 3, 2020
    Best Experimental Short Winner
  • VEGAS Movie Awards 2020
    Las Vegas
    United States
    August 6, 2020
    Best Indie Short Winner
  • HOLLYWOOD GOLD Awards 2020
    Hollywood, California
    United States
    August 5, 2020
    BEST DIRECTOR SUPER SHORT WINNER
  • QUARANTINI Film Festival 2020
    Hollywood, California
    Germany
    August 15, 2020
    Best Drama Film Winner
  • BERLIN FLASH Film Festival 2020
    Berlin
    United States
    May 31, 2020
    MONTHLY CATEGORY WINNER
  • ONE-REELER Short Film Competition 2020
    Los Angeles
    Slovakia
    July 26, 2020
    SPECIAL MENTION WINNER
  • KOSICE International Film Festival 2020
    Košický kraj
    Slovakia
    August 28, 2020
    Honorable Mention - DIRECTOR SUPER SHORT
  • KOSICE International Film Festival 2020
    Košický kraj
    United States
    July 28, 2020
    FINALIST - Best Super Short
  • KQED Homemade Film Festival 2020
    San Francisco
    United States
    May 14, 2020
    FINALIST
  • FLICKFAIR 2020
    Los Angeles
    United Kingdom
    June 1, 2020
    FINALIST
  • THE LIFT-OFF Sessions 2020
    Pinewood Studios
    Canada
    June 1, 2020
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • QUARANTINE International Film Festival 2020
    Calgary
    Italy
    May 30, 2020
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • ROME Independent Prisma Awards 2020
    Rome
    Brazil
    August 4, 2020
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • RIO Independent Film Festival 2020
    Rio
    United States
    August 30, 2020
    Official Selection
  • COVIDaVINCI 2020
    LOS ANGELES
    United States
    September 10, 2020
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • FUTURE ARCHIVES Film Series 2020
    Arlington, VA
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    August 8, 2020
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • LA SUN FILM FEST 2020
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    September 4, 2020
    Best Director Winner
  • INDEPENDENT SHORTS AWARDS 2020
    Hollywood, California
    United States
    September 13, 2020
    Best Microfilm Gold Award Winner
  • INDEPENDENT SHORTS AWARDS 2020
    Hollywood, California
    United States
    September 13, 2020
    Best Cinematography Silver Award Winner
  • MONTREAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2020
    Montréal, Québec
    Canada
    September 5, 2020
    Award of Excellence in Cinematography
  • INDIE SHORT FEST 2020
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    September 5, 2020
    Outstanding Achievement Award: Cinematography
  • INDIE SHORT FEST 2020
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    September 5, 2020
    Best Microfilm Winner
  • VENICE FILM AWARDS 2020
    Venice, Venezia
    Italy
    September 5, 2020
    Best Super Short Film Winner
  • NEW YORK MOVIE AWARDS 2020
    New York, New York
    September 5, 2020
    Honorable Mention: Director Super Short Film
  • ONE-REELER Short Film Competition 2020
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    July 26, 2020
    Special Mention
  • PICASSO EINSTEIN BUDDHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020
    Narendranagar, UK
    India
    September 26, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Film Consortium San Diego’s QUARANTINE FILM CHALLENGE 2020
    San Diego, California
    United States
    October 14, 2020
    Official Selection
  • COUCH FILM FESTIVAL 2020
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    September 28, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Nathaniël Siri

Director, Creative Producer and multi-disciplinary Artist originally from Montréal, Nathaniël has been directing and producing Films, Videos and TV projects for over 27 years. From his Films which traveled through Festivals (Exode, Dans le Passage…) to other artistic projects (Music Videos, Video-choreographic Installations), he worked on numerous types of productions behind, in front of the camera and even on stage (Cirque du Soleil), known for bringing impactful Visual propositions, emotional performances and an organic flow of work with the individuals he collaborates with.

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Director Statement

This is an Impromptu Quarantine Film.
My film was made within a few days from beginning to end, and out of the necessity to create something in this isolating time. It is meant to inspire to see the bigger picture and to utilize our imagination to rise through our challenges.

It was written on April 28th 2020, then shot, first edited and scored within 3 days. Everyone involved in the shooting resides in the building bellow the pictured roof, and all tenants and friends had previously interacted communally during quarantine prior to the shoot.