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04:18 min 17. July 2013

Dance is Life

a dance video in Spanish

Andy Manuel Gonzalo Varona is a professional dancer from Cuba. Here opens up about what it means to be a Cuban dancer. Thank you, Andy, for a wonderful day spent at the rehearsals.

Shot on Canon 7D
Sigma f1.4 50mm

Edited with Final Cut Pro X
Film Convert

06:10 min 19. February 2009

Cerrado Al Publico - "Closed to the Public"

a narrative film in Spanish

A short film about a police officer and barriers of understanding - physical and otherwise. This is the first production of Poet Zero, comprised of the creators of The Shepherd, The Augur, 3:10 to Recess, Synchronicity, and The Non-Conformist among many others.

The project was filmed with a Canon XHA1 filmed in 24F mode at 1/48 shutter speed. Lighting was minimal though heavy grading was performed in Adobe After Effects. Audio was recorded with a Rode NTG1 and an AKG C1000S. Editing was performed in Sony Vegas and visual effects were composited in After Effects. The budget for the entire project was $0.

Special thanks to: Las Americas, UGA, Ray Paolino, Doraville Police Dept, Michael Doscher, Alan Creasy, Brandon McCormick, and Dan Marrero.

12:38 min 5. July 2012

DETRÁS DEL ESPEJO (behind the mirrors)

a narrative film in Spanish

A young husband, and soon-to-be father, works in a sleazy motel with his wife. When one of the night’s customers leaves behind an unexpected mess, the husband's keen eye for opportunity and quick thinking may change their fortunes forever.

2012 Palm Springs Short Fest - BEST OF THE FEST
2012 Festival de La Habana - JURY PRIZE
2012 Zinebi - Bilbao Film Festival - BEST LATIN AMERICAN FILM
2012 DGA Student Awards - JURY PRIZE / WEST REGION

Official Selections:
2012 Guadalajara Film Festival
2012 Camerimage Film Festival
2013 Huesca Film Festival
2013 Cartagena de las Indias Film Festival
2012 Woodstock Film Festival
2012 Mill Valley Film Festival


08:21 min 4. November 2014

La Loteria

a narrative film in Spanish

While waiting for his plane to board so he can immigrate to America, Augusto Ramirez recalls the three biggest regrets of his life.

Based on a true story.

Dir. Shahir Daud www.shahirdaud.com
Prod: Shivali Gulab, Alejandro Soto Goico, Isabel Davis, Shahir Daud
Writer(s): Shahir Daud, Brendan McArthy, Gavin McGibbon
DP: Brandon Ripley www.brandonripley.com
Art Director: Maggie Ruder www.allaboutr.com/
Sound Recordist(s): Brett Ainslie, Ben Nimkin
1st AC/Focus: Kyle Taylor
2nd AC: Adam Waters
Editor(s): Shahir Daud, Alejandro Soto Goico
VFX: Mike Wechsler, Leonardo Cabrera, Shahir Daud mikewechsler.com/
Sound Mixer/Designer: Nigel Stanford www.nigelstanford.com

Starring: Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ines Milans, Manny Rey, Angela Rodriguez, Juan Pichardo, Samantha Shane, Adam Tyler Waters

"Mariposas", "Polo Margaritenoio" & "Crack Whore" by Yva Las Vegas freemusicarchive.org/music/Yva_Las_Vegass/
"Apple" by Lady Lamb the Beekeeper & Emily Hope Price ladylambthebeekeeper.bandcamp.com/track/apple

10:51 min 26. June 2011

LA RUTA NATURAL (The Natural Route)

a narrative film in Spanish

“Soon a man will find out that his destiny is already written and that he can't do anything to change it.“

Best International Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival 2006

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Cast: Pere Ventura, Silvia Serván, Albert López-Murtra, Begoña Guillén

Director: Alex Pastor Vallejo
Script: Alex Pastor & Martí Roca
Cinematography: Eduard Grau
Editor: Eloi Tomàs
Producer: Irene Puig Sedó
Production Designer: Silvia Suárez
Sound: Marc Montañés

03:27 min 9. May 2014

International Day of the Disappeared | Reunion

a narrative film in Spanish

In 1992 a father was taken from his family, now a daughter is left with only home videos and the hope of a reunion.

A short film to promote the International Day of the Disappeared, August 30th.

More information about enforced disappearances in Mexico and around the world:

International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances: http://www.icaed.org
United Nations Human Rights: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/ced/Pages/CEDIndex.aspx
Human Rights History: http://humanrightshistory.umich.edu/problems/disappearances/
Human Rights Wacth: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/02/20/mexico-crisis-enforced-disappearances

Writer / Director: Ian Kammer
Director of Photography: Justin Gurnari
Editors: Nick Pezzillo & Ian Kammer
Song: Modern Driveway (Jon Hopkins Piano Version) - Luke Abbott & Jon Hopkins
1st AC: Mike Reyes
PA: Walter Palmer

Father: Adriano Aragon
Daughter: Lexie Contursi
Daughter Young: Courtnie Ramirez
Mother: Natscha Borg
Goon: Mattias Ramos

*Young Director Award - Shortlist - 2014

Thank You: Greg Kammer, Cydna Halverson, Luke Abbott, Gareth Dobson, Jon Hopkins, Wichita Recordings, Kendrick Kellawan, Ryan Carmody, John X. Carey, Nicole Stokman, Stacy Paris, Matt Goodhue, Corey Scott Johnsen and Foundation Content.

© Ian Kammer 2014

07:30 min 23. April 2013

Bárbara - Cine negro

a narrative film in Spanish

John Morgan (Tito Navas) es un estafador muy eficaz. Al terminar su último golpe es descubierto por la femme fatale Barbara Thompson (María Espada) que le chantajeará para conseguir un golpe de 400000$.

John Morgan is a very effective swindler. At the end of his last stroke is discovered by the femme fatale Barbara Thompson, she'll blackmails him to get a hit of $ 400,000.

Votalo en: http://tlng.me/10Q1Nsk
Vote in: http://tlng.me/10Q1Nsk

08:22 min 7. April 2013


a narrative film in Spanish

Poema audiovisual sobre un artista gráfico en busca de sus propias coordenadas.

A visual poem about a graphic artist's struggle to keep himself from being lost.

09:52 min 30. March 2011

"Ultimas Palabras" (2011) - Cortometraje

a narrative film in Spanish

Guión y Dirección: Patricio Nomdedeu


Actuacion: Ezequiel Pache


Sinopsis: "Un joven escribe las que parecen ser sus últimas palabras, pero lo que solo él y nadie más sabe, es que el destino y su final, ya están escritos"


"Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use"

14:29 min 26. September 2012

LA MIGALA (The Bird Spider)

a narrative film in Spanish

Nursing a broken heart, a man with arachnophobia buys a poisonous bird spider and sets it free in his apartment.

Best Short Film - Boston Film Festival
Best of Fest - Ovation Short Film Contest
Audience’s KANewka- KAN 2012 Poland
Best Short Film Durban International Film Festival
The Méliès d’Argent for the best European short fantastic film - Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
The Audience Award for the best international short fantastic film - Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
Best Short Film at Wilmore 9, California
Mejor Cortometraje de Ficción Reciente - Fesdecurt Dénia
Premio Objetivo XV Muestra de Cine Independiente y Fantástico de Toledo
Mejor Fotografía en Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena
Corto del mes - ShortCutz Madrid

05:38 min 29. April 2015

LALILALOU / minifilm / Français Sous-titrage

a narrative film in Spanish

Una historia sobre lo confuso que resulta estar enamorado. / Une histoire sur la confusion d'être amoureux.

Felipe Martínez U
Duración: 5:38 min / Idioma original: Español (Latinoamérica)
Hecho en 72h / KINOMADA Québec City, CA 2015
Género: Ficción / Países de producción: Québec-México-Colombia / Año de producción: 2015

Elenco JOHNNY PRADO y ALEJANDRA DÍAZ SCHARAGER / Guión FELIPE MARTÍNEZ U / Director de Fotografía LUIS PETRANKO / Montaje FELIPE MARTINEZ U / Sonido directo ETIENNE PROULX / Montaje de sonido CARLOS URIBE LANDERO / Mezcla y diseño final ALDO MEDINA / Productores YANNICK NOLIN y FELIPE MARTINEZ U / Color Grading JAMES CORCHUELO / Subtítulos en inglés PAULA TORRES / Subtítulos en francés MARIE-HÉLÈNE BEAUDRY y SARAH MÚNERA / Música FMA Cracked Latin https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cracked_Latin

Gracias a Nathalie Barrailles por la inspiración, a Marie-Hélène Beaudry, Franie-Éléonore, David Pouliot y Joaquín Baus Auil por toda la ayuda, a Yannick Nolin por la invitación y la confianza, a mi familia por el apoyo incondicional y a todos los participantes de esta escala que hicieron de esta otra experiencia inolvidable.

Felipe Martínez, Colombia / http://www.felipemartinez.me
MEZQUITE FILMS, Latinoamérica / http://www.mezquite.me
KINOMADA, Québec / http://www.kinomada.org

11:29 min 17. March 2011

Socarrat (2007, David Moreno, Cortometraje) www.alfonsobassave.com

a narrative film in Spanish


Todos tenemos secretos. Todos tenemos familia. Todos buscamos la felicidad ¿Y si compartimos nuestros secretos y buscamos juntos la felicidad?

Ganador, entre otros, del Premio del Público y también del Premio del Jurado en el FEC de Cambrils, "Socarrat" es un retrato hervido a fuego lento con humor negro de una família más que peculiar, llena de secretos y zonas oscuras, como el "socarrat" de la paella que le da su original y apropiado título.

04:49 min 3. November 2009

Ataque de Pánico! (Panic Attack!) 2009

a narrative film in Spanish

Giant robots invades Montevideo!
A 5min short movie directed and animated by Fede Alvarez.

Get the 3d Robot Model:

How we did it?:

My YouTube Story:

Check out the music video!:

Panic Attack! was inspired by this amazing short from HouseOfSecrets:


Robots gigantes invaden Montevideo!
Un cortometraje de 5 minutos dirigido y animado por Fede Alvarez.

Mirate el Video Clip!:


14:31 min 9. October 2009

Raw Love (Amor Crudo) - With English Subtitles

a narrative film in Spanish

Two friends spend the last days of high school together, but this will inevitably come to an end. Raw Love is a beautiful and sincere story of mixed emotions and secrets that one dare not speak aloud.

Directed by Martin Deus & Juan Chappa
Cast: Valentino Arocena, Felipe Villanueva & Katja Alemann
Cinematography: Sebasián Gallo
Production Design: Jimena Soldo y Diego Sotelo
Músic: Nicolás di Paolo & Adrián Villar Rojas

Sundance 2010, Los Angeles Latino Film Festival, Reeling Chicago, Frameline San Francisco, Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata, LesGaiCineMad (Madrid), Cortópolis (Córdoba), Fesaalp (La Plata), Festival de Video Latinoamericano (Rosario)

22:45 min 21. January 2014

SIMILO. english subtitles.

a narrative film in Spanish

SIMILO. 21 min. 2014.

Written & Directed by Zac&Mac

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