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The Essence at this month's Lift-Off Global Network "First-Time Filmmaker Sessions December 2022"


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Andrei Alexandru Budaca and Ye Yint Aung in "The Essence”

The film with the highest overall score will be announced as the winner and will receive an official selection for a live screening at Pinewood Studios next year and a screening at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, during Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival - along with Professional Lift-Off Network Membership for the filmmakers and producers involved with the project. 

Says Sheila from the Lift-Off Team

The Essence was directed by Beatriz Ribeiro and produced by Hashtag Production and Cover by Damian Production as a part of the university assessment tells the story of an inter-dimensional Being who enters the earth's layer searching for the Essence of life. Following his senses, Nialark observes a human boy whom he thinks has what he needs. With countless lives depending on him, he must hurry before the impending doom arrives.


In the sixth episode of the Unpacking the News Podcast, the group met again and told more about their experience during the production stage.

The Festival will run from November 28th to December 12th via Vimeo on Demand and will be open to the general public. The tickets cost $12 and will allow the audience to watch the whole collection of films. Everyone will be able to vote for their favorite and second favorite film, where the top 5 movies will be sent to Lift-Off's Internal Judges, who will go further in-depth and will mark them based on multiple aspects.

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Ye Yint Aung in “The Essence”

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Andrei Alexandru Budaca in “The Essence”

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