are You there
A short film about isolation in a big city where two people connect in their imaginative space.
Credits / Collaborators / Cast
starring: DEMI RAMOS & JULIAN DRABIK
director & writer REINIS SPAILE
dop EMMANUELLA ZACHARIOU
1st AD TOMAS MIGLA
sound LUCAS MILLER
makeup CARTER ELIZABETH
color grading BIRGIT SUITSU
sound ARTURS SENFELDS DDA
Shot on KODAK 16mm 500T, developed & scanned METROPOLIS POST NY
The story behind the film
The short film is a passion project we did in NY last autumn. We used high ISO to be able to shoot in low key environments and played with colorful spills. We wanted the image to have a ‘’wet’’ feel to highlight lonely environments of both characters. The analogue film to me as a director is an irreplaceable medium. You can always see the physicality in the grain and textures. Above all it has this specific workflow – it magnifies the moment you are about to shoot and adds an additional spark to the crew and cast members.