After Adam dies due to an illness, his old friends, Gabriel and David, are called by the estate executor to communicate them the last wish of the deceased: spread his ashes into the Pacific Ocean. They hadn't seen each other for years, sometimes life is complicated, but thanks to this event they will come together again, for the last time, in order to fullfill their role as friends. Both have good reasons to refuse, but the friendship that binds them could still be there, intact, hidden under a thick layer of ash. The two friend will have to do everything to satisfy the last wish.
Gabriel is married to Dalila, sister of the deceased friend. She hide a turbid secret about her brother and this event will bring back to light sensations and experiences buried in the dense labyrinth of the mind.
Once the last wish is met life will return with its weight, moving away the two old friend in a (perhaps) definitive way
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Alessandro Santini was born in Ascoli Piceno (Italy) on 26th August 1994.
After graduating from science high school â€œLiceo Scientifico Leonardo da Vinciâ€ (Civitanova Marche, Italy), he studied â€œfilm making and screenwritingâ€ at â€œAccademia Nazionale Del Cinemaâ€ (Bologna, Italy) from 2014 to 2016. He graduated with great success.
At the same time he studied â€œfilm criticâ€ and â€œhistory of cinemaâ€ at Alma Mater Studiorum, department of Literature and Cultural Heritage.
In 2016 he wrote and directed his first short film â€œEPIDEMIAâ€, produced by Accademia Nazionale Del Cinema, as his final exam in â€œfilm making and screenwritingâ€.
In 2017 he wrote and directed his second short film â€œCENEREâ€, produced by Loga.Fin s.r.l.
Actors Gianluca Bazzoli, Marco Aiello and Maria Vittoria Barrella are involved in the project as key cast.
On February 2018 Alessandro Santini signed a contract with Premiere Film, a well known production and distribution house.
The short film â€œCENEREâ€ is in the short film catalog of 71Â° Festival de Cannes, Short Film Corner section.