Stand Up is a short film dedicated to all of those people that peacefully stand up for their rights, for the rights of everyone and for a better world.
The film aims to show how difficult, painful and in some cases frightening, but absolutely necessary it is to express our ideas, voice our thoughts and be brave enough to face even the worst scenarios, to protect our freedom and never allow anything or anyone to make us give up.
And for those reasons, on a more philosophical level, Stand Up is also dedicated to the dreamers, to the enterprising people who ‘struggle’ to pursue their ambitions, fighting against all kinds of obstacles - against their own internal conflicts, or what society / friends / family expect from them. Like the protesters in the streets, they cannot allow anyone to stop them from pursuing their ambitions, on that complicated journey towards the realisation of their dreams.
Sara and Eric, two young people in their twenties, are being held in a decaying interrogation room by Damien, a psychopathic police officer. Damien is abusing them for the mere pleasure of watching them suffer, before interrogating them about their participation in a massive ongoing protest.