"STRUCK BY LIGHTNING" (ESTONIA, 2020)
Raul and Romet are two film school students who one day wish to become world famous film directors. However this is not the purpose of this film. They had a really unique friend Brandon - he was a wild card. Suddenly he committed suicide. Now the brothers attempt to understand the mysterious end of their best friend, by making a movie for him.
A FILM ABOUT ME; MY BROTHER AND OUR DEAD FRIEND
Title: Struck by Lightning
Genre: Documentray short
Format: Full HD DCP
PÖFF Jury Commentary: "A beautifully crafted homage that mixes personal archive with a playful approach to its medium, making for a haunting and memorable film you will want to rewatch over and over again. This film tells a deeply personal, delicate yet dynamic story about friendship, conveying a message that is equally authentic as it is universal. “Struck by Lightning” is a cinematic celebration of life and creativity that feels ever so timely and needed."
– Raul and Romet's dad absolutely hated the film and told them they should have never gone to film school.
– All of the music used in the film is original and never before heard tracks by Brandon a.k.a MänguPoi$$ Käru.
– The Esko Brothers won the award for best film editing at their school film festival: Best of BFM. Jet a year ago they were not selected for the editing branch submissions.
– A private youtube link for the film has somehow over 700 views.
– Romet had to finish filming the movie alone due the heavy joint they smoked in their room.
– Rain Rannu said this is most likely the best Estonian shortfilm.
THE ALBUM _ COMING SOON
With all seriousness Brandon was the most fucked up crazy guy we knew. He was our best friend and leader. He was the pickle of our sandwich. On this pick he is holding a rather massive joint like a baseball player. Anyways it is our mission to finish the album and release Brandons songs.