Short Film
January 2024
Other People’s Films

A meditative and oneiric film, On Falling is a re-exploration of the Myth of Sisyphus that follows Z perpetually falling through a dark void. As we follow their fall, we float, drift in and out of dreamlike thoughts, meeting a child that incubates dreams, the moon – their lover – and a witness to death and rebirth.

The film resonates with Antonia Luxem’s previous works in its exploration of dream worlds and dream structures, the re-enactment of deep existential anxiety and the processing of violence, as they seek to re-imagine ways of being queer in the world. On Falling is a quest for mastering the loss of control, a search for lucidity and for letting go in order to survive violence and pain. 

Other People’s Films is a film production company founded by Antonia Luxem and May Ziadé.


Adam Hoya

Aaron Hannah Shakespeare

Jo Chao

Friend & Voice
Antonia Luxem


Writer & Director Antonia Luxem

May Ziadé

Director of Photography
Jackie Teboul

Costume Design
Simon Schmidt

Hair & Makeup
Tina Khatri

Production Design
Claudia Fragoso

Production Design Associate
Ishbel Mull

Production Design Assistant
Anna Wallach

Propmaker & Standby Props
Hannah Ursula Schmidt

Antonia Luxem

Tom Foskett-Barnes & Josephine Stephenson

Sound Design
Felix Waverley-Hudson

Funded by Arts Council England & Other People's Films

Film Stills
Images courtesy Other People’s Films
and Marika Kochiashvili