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
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 6 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
  • SAFER AT HOME - Blackmagic Collective
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 8, 2020
    BEST WRITING WINNER
  • KQED Homemade Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    FINALIST
  • FLICKFAIR
    Los Angeles
    United States
    FINALIST
  • THE LIFT-OFF Sessions
    Pinewood Studios
    United Kingdom
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • QUARANTINE International Film Festival
    Calgary
    Canada
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • FIVE CONTINENTS International Film Festival
    Puerto la Cruz
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • KOSICE International Film Festival
    Košický kraj
    Slovakia
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • ROME Independent Prisma Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    Official Selection
  • RIO Independent Film Festival
    Rio
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • BERLIN FLASH Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    Finalist - Best Director Super Short Film
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, know for bringing impactful Visual propositions 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.