IF THERE WAS NO SKY

2022 | Short Film | 27 min

After a catastrophe on earth, a man is left all alone, trying to survive in the wasteland. He constantly struggles to find food, water and shelter, yet somehow manages to keep going, day in, day out. But it is not only the body that should be saved. Humans are emotional and social beings, so he must attempt to save his mind too. How can he do that in these conditions, left all alone on the brink dead? Some faraway field with a big tree in the middle, under which a beautiful woman is waiting for him, keeps on showing up in his thoughts and dreams. In the hardest moments of distress, it gives him some consolation and motivation to keep going on.

After a very long time stranded all alone, walking across the lands in search for food and water, he suddenly looks in the distance and sees the tree from his dreams. His face shapes into a smile for the first time in while, and he runs as fast as he can through the field, impatient to reach the tree. When he arrives close to the tree, a surprise awaits for him. There is no woman. At first he is confused and seems disappointed, but only until realizing that there was never a woman there and he has been summoned to this place to learn one thing: only nature can save the mankind.

CREW

Writer & Director: Branko Popchevski
Producers: Nikola Kitanovski, Branko Popchevski
Director of Photography: Nikola Kitanovski
Editor: Ivona Popchevska
Costume Designer: Rade Vasilev
Makeup: Igor Petreski
Music: Branko Popchevski

CAST

Starring:
Gjorgji Jolevski

Co-starring:
Elizabeta Klincharevska

After a catastrophe on earth, a man is left all alone, trying to survive in the wasteland. He constantly struggles to find food, water and shelter, yet somehow manages to keep going, day in, day out. But it is not only the body that should be saved. Humans are emotional and social beings, so he must attempt to save his mind too. How can he do that in these conditions, left all alone on the brink dead? Some faraway field with a big tree in the middle, under which a beautiful woman is waiting for him, keeps on showing up in his thoughts and dreams. In the hardest moments of distress, it gives him some consolation and motivation to keep going on.

After a very long time stranded all alone, walking across the lands in search for food and water, he suddenly looks in the distance and sees the tree from his dreams. His face shapes into a smile for the first time in while, and he runs as fast as he can through the field, impatient to reach the tree. When he arrives close to the tree, a surprise awaits for him. There is no woman. At first he is confused and seems disappointed, but only until realizing that there was never a woman there and he has been summoned to this place to learn one thing: only nature can save the mankind.

Writer & Director: Branko Popchevski
Producers: Nikola Kitanovski, Branko Popchevski
Director of Photography: Nikola Kitanovski
Editor: Ivona Popchevska
Costume Designer: Rade Vasilev
Makeup: Igor Petreski
Music: Branko Popchevski

Starring:
Gjorgji Jolevski

Co-starring:
Elizabeta Klincharevska