For the sea, which is a shining desert

Simon Helbling

director, storyteller

Short, 9′, 2016

“For the sea, which is a shining desert” is selected for the Mobile Motion Film Festival 2017 as finalist in the category “Fiction Short”. This unique event took place in Zurich on the 27th and 28th May. AWARD: BEST SWISS FILM 2017

Extract from the script: Ext. The sea. Day Sun. Sea. They drift in their rubber boat, lost in the endless expanse. Both bodies rest limply at the edge of the boat.

Two men on a rubber boat, lost in the waste, endless sea. No water, no food and no glimpse of hope. Inevitably the boat sinks. Two men and only one lifejacket.  

Cast: Salvatore Greco, Simon Helbling Director: Simon Helbling Written by: Simon Helbling Director of Photography: Andi Meyer Costume Design: Carola Bachmann Helbling Editor: Luca Faes

Shot in Fregene Rome, Postproduction in Zurich