A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. Only one food platform and two minutes per day to feed from up to down. An endless nightmare trapped in The Hole.

Director's Statement

THE PLATFORM is a metaphor which forces us to confront the limits of our individual and collective responsibility. When we judge reality from our own particular level and observe it from the standpoint of our own needs, longings and fantasies, it can be difficult to appreciate that there are probably as many levels, rights and responsibilities as there are individuals. For a long time, I blamed the powers-that-be for all the world's ills ... And I do still believe that certain individuals, slaves to their own immense greed, bear a great responsibility; nonetheless, when I look into the pit, I see far more levels below me than above. I am terrified by the prospect of losing my own position. And I ask myself whether in defending what I consider to be rightfully mine and in striving to prosper, I may not perhaps bear some responsibility for the structural perpetuation of injustice. Not me, surely… All I want to do is climb a few levels more! Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

Director's Biography

Born in Bilbao in 1974, Gaider Gaztelu-Urrutia is a director and producer of cinema and advertising. he has a diploma in Business Management, specialising in International Trade and is partner of the production company Basque Films

2011 THE LAKE HOUSE, short
2004 913, short

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

Written by: David Desola, Pedro Rivero

Produced by: Carlos Juarez, David Matamoros, Angeles Hernandez, Raquel Perea

Cinematography: Jon Diez

Editing: Haritz Zubillaga, Elena Ruiz

Production Design: Azegiñe Urigoitia

Costume Design: Azegiñe Urigoitia

Make-Up & Hair: Amaia Zaballa

Original Score: Aranzazu Calleja

Sound: Joshua Durán

Visual Effects: Iñaki Madariaga

Cast: Emilio Buale (Baharat), Alexandra Masangkay (Miharu), Ivan Massagué (Goreng), Antonia San Juan (Imoguiri), Zorion Eguileor (Trimagasi)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Visual Effects 2020
  • Feature Film Selection 2020