Het Moment

Perfect Moment
A Short film by Matthew Noydens
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About the project
LOCKLINEDirk has it all: a successful career, a beautiful wife and a perfect life. Until, one day, he decides he wants to die.

STORY

Dirk Postelmans has it all: a happy marriage with his wife Tania, a beautiful teenage daughter Laura, and a succesfull carreer as veterinarian. His life seems perfect. But in order to prevent the bad luck that Dirk thinks is coming, he takes the decision to call in the help of Ilse, a "suicide instructor", who will guide him through the process of his own suicide. 

Always accompanied by his best friend Marcel, Dirk follows all the necessary procedures to fulfill his wish. Besides the friendly support he offers, Dirk also sees Marcel as the perfect replacement for his place within the family. Everything goes according to plan, until Dirk finds out that Laura secretly has a boyfriend. Suddenly, his self-maintained order slips out of his hand. Dirk wants to know why Laura kept this secret from him before moving on...  

INTENTION

The idea for this film came to me after reading the "Myth of Sisyphus" by the author Albert Camus. 

In the essay, Camus introduces his philosophy of the absurd, man's futile search for meaning, unity, and clarity in the face of an unintelligible world devoid of God and eternal truths or values. Does the realization of the meaninglessness and absurdity of life necessarily require suicide?

"Perfect Moment" will be a tragicomedy about a man with an idiosyncratic plan. Life is favorable to him, but as Dirk himself says: "You should leave the party at its highlight". So he comes up with the most absurd plan: to put an end to his life.

The intention is to undermine the conventional. Undermining clichés that occur in films about suicide. These are often serious dramas with depressed characters whose outcome is usually predictable. As in my previous short film, I opted for a tragicomedy to allay the heavy tone of the story using comic elements.

"Perfect Moment" is an unconventional story about perhaps the most sustained idea that 'life always thriumphs over death'. But what if we don't want to be eternally grateful for this 'gift' we never invited? 

CONRTIBUTION

With this 40-days during campaign we want to raise at least 5000 euros to realize this ambitious graduation project. And we need your help to achieve this! The team that we have put together will guarantee the quality of this film, but we're still looking for your much-needed help to start the production. Your contributions would go to:

Quote that inspired the maker

"You must leave the party at its peak. And I want to cherish that moment."
Dirk Postelmans
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