The winning project for the short films category of the National Center of Cinematography contest held in June-July 2010, The Blind Squad, written and directed by Vlad Fenesan, will be produced at Castel Film Studios.
Out of the 79 films in the competition, only 6 were granted funding from NCC, including Vlad Fenesan’s short film debut project: The Blind Squad.
The script features Matei, a 23 years old who enjoys spending his time sleeping or simply lounging around. Woefully ignorant of everything that happens around him, Matei has no purpose in life. He lives with his mother, who is desperately trying to convince him to find a job. One afternoon, after coming from work and finding her son sleeping, she has a breakdown and starts yelling at him about what a wreck he is, but he ignores her, leaving the room as if she were not there. Later on, at dinner, his mother informs him that she found him a job at the local military unit. Having no other choice, he agrees. Here Matei is interviewed by a rough officer. He learns that he must take care of seven veterans of the World War II, who make up “The Blind Squad” (as they like to call themselves). As Matei has a keen sense of humor, he accepts. On their first meeting, Matei discovers that each of the 7 veterans has a strong personality