Goodbye, cruel world

Vito Rocco

11 min 43 sec
Comedy, Fantasy
A young boy temporarily resurrects a deceased elderly friend.

Charming black comedy about a shy young boy who is forced to deal with the death of his best friend. By using his fertile imagination and passion for electronics, the boy temporarily resurrects his friend. However things start to change when the dead friend begins to take on a life of his own.

Main cast : Lewis Hunt, Donald Pelmear and Jessica James
Festivals :

Aspen Shortsfest, Won The Ellen Distinctive Achievement for excellence and originality, USA (2005)

Berlin International Film Festival, Nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear for the Best Short Film category, Germany (2004)

Eden International Film Festival, Won 3rd place for the Emden Short Film Award, Germany (2004)

Krakow Film Festival, Won the Silver Dragon For Best Fiction Film, Poland (2004)

Palm Spring International Film Festival, Won New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize, USA (2004)

Palm Spring International ShortFest, Won the Jury Award for the Best Live Action Under 15 Minutes, USA (2004)

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Won Grand Prize for Short Film, South Korea (2004)

Tribeca Film Festival, Nominated for Best Narrative Short, USA (2004)


Vito Rocco Short Films Goodbye, cruel world
Lewis HuntJustin
Donald PelmearMr. Carter
Jessica JamesScooter Lady
Michael WattonJohn Bland
Stephen TurrellDisk Jockey
Pam BeneferFirst Elderly Lady
Eileen ShortenSecond Elderly Lady
Pearl PrattThird Elderly Lady