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


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.’


Nadia Alkhater, Fahad Al-Khater
Nadia Alkhater, Fahad Al-Khater

About the Director

Nadia Al-Khater is part of a new wave of Qatari filmmakers drawn to provocative, confrontational storytelling. Her early passion for filmmaking inspired her to become extensively involved with Doha Film Institute since 2013. After studying international politics at Georgetown University, she wrote and directed the short film 'This Is Not a Drill' (2019) with The Film House. She is now in production for the short film 'A Proposal' (2021). She is also seeking financing and distribution for the feature-length high school comedy 'My Classmate Ali for Supreme Leader'.


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