Mama – Saint Sebastian
Mother is eighty. Seva - sixty. That's the whole family right there. Seva has nothing left - the purpose of his life is looking after his elderly mother. On top of all the chores, there's migraines. Suddenly, mother dies. With liberation should come freedom but, alas, he goes to see a doctor who tells him that his mother had tried to get rid of him in his infancy by driving a needle into the fontanel, a soft spot at the top of the cranium. This unbearable truth turns his life upside-down. How to forgive? How to find humility and the strength to carry on?
Alexander is a London-based actor and film director. He was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, he attended a French school in Moscow and moved to London at the age of 17. He trained at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, 2002-2006) and went on working on various theatre, TV, independent and Hollywood film productions including The Royal Court Theatre, BBC, Channel 4, New Line Cinema, Paramount to name a few. Together with his sister in Paris, Alexander co-founded Mercury Films, production company focused on film, corporate and branding videos as well as artistic content such as music videos and short films. Alexander’s debut short “Mama - St. Sebastian” was shot of location in St. Petersburg over 9 days and was awarded the Best Script prize at St. Anne’s Film Festival in Moscow.
Best Script Award – St. Anne’s Festival (Russia)
- Original title Mama - Svyatoy Sebastyan
- Director Alexander Mercury
- Duration 27
- Production year 2016
- Category Short Film
- Subcategory Fiction
- Gender Drama
- Nationality Russia, United Kingdom
- Producer Mercury Films
- Dialogue language Russian
- Subtitle language English
- Intérpretes Anatoliy Goryachev, Svetlana Kireyeva, Sergey Yushkevich, Antonina Vvedenskaya