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Split-Screen

Fall Grants 2017 - Development Stage
Current project status: DEVELOPMENT

Fahad Al Khater, Nadia Al Khater / Short Narrative / Qatar / 30 min / Original Language: English / Interests: Thriller, Psychological

Synopsis

Two men, ‘A’ and ‘B’, are drinking coffee. They receive anonymous texts telling them their drink has been poisoned and will kill them in 24 hours. Only one of them can receive the antidote if they kill the other man. The two ‘players’ must wear a device that features a display of a video feed of the other camera with GPS coordinates.
At first, they are in denial, but once ‘B’ experiences symptoms, he leaves player ‘A’ alone at the café because of an argument. They try to defeat each other. Finally, ‘A’ and ‘B’ meet in the desert, but just before ‘B’ shoots ‘A’ in a standoff, a drone drops a package labelled ‘Antidote’. It is only enough for one person, and ‘B’ takes it, but suddenly dies. It was no antidote, rather, it was a ruse by ‘A’ to kill ‘B.’

Credits

Director
Nadia Alkhater, Fahad Al-Khater
Screenwriter
Nadia Alkhater, Fahad Al-Khater

About the Director

Fahad Al-Khater and Nadia Al-Khater are Qatari nationals born in 1992 and 1994, respectively. Though they both spent part of their childhood in San Diego, California, they returned to Doha where they both graduated in International Politics at Georgetown University in Qatar. They will be sharing screenwriting and directing responsibilities for their first short film ‘Split-Screen’. Together, they also wrote a second short film called “This is Not a Test” in the DFI-TorinoFilmLab’s Short Screenwriting Lab.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Nadia Al-Khater

    Company: 
    Independent Filmmaker
    Email: 
    naa65@georgetown.edu

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