77 and 7 Days
MIAF is launching a series of videos to foster the collaboration between local artists. 77 and 7 DAYS is a monologue written and directed by Malcolm Galea featuring actor Mikhail Basmadjian
He lies in our midst – in a filthy bed in a small room. Forgotten or ignored by everyone. His only companions: the insidious thoughts born out of extreme loneliness and a lifetime of regret.
Day after day after day.
On this, his last one, he receives a visitor – and an opportunity. A chance to go back and do it all over again. A chance to take different decisions and a different path. A chance to rebuild bridges long since burned and to embrace loved ones long since lost. A chance to savour the happiness he once took for granted.
A chance to try… and fail… again
Video filmed and edited by Sam Chetcuti – Cyberspace AV
Director and Author: Malcolm Galea
Actor: Mikhail Basmadjian
Malcolm Galea Biography
Some of Malcolm Galea’s works include ‘Id-Dlam taħt it-Teatru’ (Manoel, 2014), ‘Marti Martek, Martek Marti’ (Manoel, 2016), the scripts for ten Christmas pantomimes, as well as the musicals ‘Il-Kbir Għadu Ġej’ (MCC, 2019) and ‘Porn – the Musical’ which had won the award for Best New Musical at the Off-West End Theatre Awards, 2011 following its London run. His first screenplay, the romantic comedy ‘20,000 Reasons’ was produced and released in 2016.
Mikhail Basmadjian Biography
Mikhail has been acting on the local scene on stage, film and TV for over 30 years. He is a graphic designer and voiceover artist. Having obtained a Masters Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Business Administration, Mikhail has been working in Marketing for many years and is also a Graphic Designer. He also plays the saxophone and piano. His passions are photography, scuba-diving, travelling and cooking. Lastly, many claim he cooks the best octopus on the island.