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Title: Notes from Underground
Runtime: 12 min
Director: Aharon Maxwell Kampe
Placement: Best Screenplay + Award of Excellence
Competition: December, 2018
Synopsis: Paralysed by a sense of his own insignificance, a nameless man has chosen to spend the rest of his life detached from society. Within the confines of his self-imposed prison, he begins to write a series of memoirs recalling the moments in his past that drove him to such extreme isolation. The underground man recounts one particular evening, from when he was in his twenties, where he experienced a grave embarrassment at a farewell party for an old schoolmate. An embarrassment that would scar him for years. And an epiphany that would haunt him for life.