Makis is a fish farm worker. On his way to work one morning, he is informed that he has died the day before. After failed attempts to prove that he is alive, he accepts his fate with indifference and he spends his last day trying to secure shelter and caretakers for his beloved canaries, up until the time of his funeral.


  • DIRECTOR /Vasilis Kekatos
  • COUNTRY /Greece
  • CATEGORIES /Short film
  • RUNTIME /19:35
  • YEAR /2018


Director Biography

Vasilis Kekatos

Vasilis Kekatos was born in Kefalonia, Greece in 1991. He received his BA in Film Studies from Brunel University of London. His first short film, Retrograde (14’, 2015), was selected by Drama ISFF and Athens Premiere Nights IFF. With his second short Zero Star Hotel (6’, 2016), he won Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” Short Film Challenge and received a mentorship from Sundance Institute. His latest short’s script, The Silence of the Dying Fish, participated in Euro Connection 2017 in Clermont-Ferrand ISFF, as well as in Nisi Masa ESP 2017. Vasilis has worked as a director on several short documentaries and he is also the artistic director of SeaNema Open Air Film Festival. He lives and works in Athens.


Makis : Andreas Konstantinou
Anna : Alexandra Katsarou


Written and Directed by : Vasilis Kekatos
Director of Cinematography : Giorgos Valsamis
Producers : Eleni Kossyfidou
Editor :Smaro Papaevaggelou
Sound :Yiannis Antypas, Valia Tserou
Production Design & Costumes : Eva Goulakou