SAGE [Director/Max Blustin]

Max Blustin

Created by

Max Blustin

Selected for the Film Festivals
in UK and Germany !!

Writer/Director: Max Blustin
Max's short films have screened at over seventy festivals worldwide,and have sold internationally to distributors including Shorts International,
Canal+, Canal Spain, and Interfilm, for both broadcast and theatrical distribution.

Production Company: New Planet Film & Media
The Lady: Lesley Joseph
The Girl: Rhea Chosan
The Father: Paul Sangan
Executive Producer: Yoshinobu Noma
Producer(JAPAN/KODANSHA): Junko Jimbo
Showtime: 5min.

produced by

Cinema Creators’ Lab


When a community meeting becomes the scene of a horrific tragedy, resistance comes
from an unexpected source.

The 1st award winning short film pitch

Director’s Statement

Sage is a short film about the power of words in overcoming hostility and hate.
The film presents this idea as the subtle ingression of magic into a challenging situation.
As a traumatic incident befalls a community meeting, a small group of people
attempt to evade masked gunmen. At the critical moment,
help of a most unexpected kind comes from anunlikely source.
The story is told in one continuous take.

Information & News(As of March 1,2024)

Crystal Palace International Film Festival(UK)Selected!

The Independent Days International Film Festival(DEU)Selected!