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Zero Day Exploit

The film tells a story of two friends who try to hack their university's website in a desperate attempt to retain their places for next year. However, greed and betrayal cause things to go horribly wrong and their relationship takes an unexpected twist.

  • Gleb Tverdokhlebov
  • Eda Yildirimkaya
  • Manisha Shabajee
  • Dev Vyas
    Key Cast
    "Felix "
  • Zaki Afnoukh
    Key Cast
  • Danielle Esposito
    Key Cast
    "The Girl"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 16, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University College London
Director Biography - Gleb Tverdokhlebov

Gleb Tverdokhlebov was born in 2003 in Moscow and has been fascinated with film production since the age of 10. He has worked on videos of all kind including, music video, short documentaries, advertisements and short fiction films. He is currently studying film at UCL, a university ranked 8th in the 2022 QS World Rankings.

Amongst some of his best works is the music video he directed, filmed and edited for Kade Meraki's single "Got More", the short documentary about the controversy surrounding UAV's called "Fly for the Future", and his latest fiction short film "Zero Day Exploit".

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Director Statement

"Zero Day Exploit" is a piece of IT terminology that resembles both the technical problems that the characters in this film are trying to overcome, but is also metaphor of the emotional connection and relationship between the two friends. In the space of just 10 minutes the film attempts to re-create the experience of being a student in one of the world's most developed cities, and shows the kind of challenges that companies and individuals in the modern world may often face and how one can overcome them.
The film is as relatable to someone who knows nothing about IT as it would be to a professional hacker. The theme of looking out for your friends will be close to all viewers and the audience are able to develop a close bond with the main characters.