Private Project

Buffer Zone

LUIS 35 walks in to an empty room. He looks lost and confused. He walks forward and goes out of the frame and surprisingly comes back to the same place again. He disappears in another direction looking for a way out but ends up in the exactly same place again. He tries to get out but no matter which direction he is going he is ending up in the same empty room.
His desperation turns into horror. Suddenly he discovers a table and chair right at the middle of the room. He is quite certain there was nothing in the room moments ago. He goes near the table, sits on the chair and finds a file on the table. He opens the file and finds that it has each and every record of his life, even the secret ones that none other than him knows about. He put the file down and discovers a man wearing white clothes is seating on a chair on the other side of the table. Luis gets afraid and screams. The man explains Luis that he is THANATOS, the god of death, and Luis is one of the rare persons that has exactly equal amount of good and bad deeds. Now he will decide whither Luis will go to heaven or hell. Luis asks for water and a glass of water just pops at the table. He drinks it quick but he is unable to feel anything. Luis wants to know today’s date and time; Thanatos informs him this place has no time or date, air or anything at all, it’s just a hollow space in the universe that theoretically doesn’t exists.
A strong debate takes place between Thanatos and Luis. Thanatos states facts from luis’s life and wants to send him to hell but Luis makes strong arguments and explains that all bad deeds he has done is for some good reasons and that can’t be treated as bad deed and sending him to hell is unfair. At a point Luis gets exited and tries to slam his hands on the table and the table just disappears. Thanatos says since its too complicated to reach a decision, he has decided Luis will not receive heaven or hell, he will spend eternity on the buffer zone. Luis tries to attack Thanatos and Thanatos disappears in front of his eyes. Now Luis has to spend eternity at a place that doesn’t exists at all.

  • Pantha Rahman (Andalib Rubayat)
  • Pantha Rahman (Andalib Rubayat)
  • Pantha Rahman (Andalib Rubayat)
  • Jongman Kim
    Key Cast
  • David Leon Espina
    Key Cast
  • Ievgen Khazin
    Director of Photography
  • Siyu Yu (Nada)
    Assistant Director
  • Sandy Sai
    Other Crew
  • Ruchira J.
    Other Crew
  • Victoria Tapp
    Other Crew
  • Luis Sanchez Martinez
    Other Crew
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    drama, dark drama
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Pantha Rahman (Andalib Rubayat)

Name: Pantha Rahman
Education: MA in filmmaking from New York Film Academy (Los Angeles)
Age: 30

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Director Statement

I have experienced some weird people in my life. I can't tell if they are bad or good in their personal or professional life. And I always wondered if there is any god or afterlife where they will rest? I tried to consider my self as judge and tried to figure out but couldn't because they are such unique and mixed character. Buffer Zone tells a story about such a mysterious character and his complains and philosophy about life.