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LANGUAGE: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Horror
Running Time: 09:54
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

The walk from school of two sisters will be altered when the youngest takes an unexplored path into the woods that leads her to a disquieting abandoned institution. Mesmerized by the building, the girl founds a scorch sketch book that warns about a menacing presence surrounding her, but her innocence doesn’t let her see that her life is in danger.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Tension Productions
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Valentina Mas
Sofía Rovito
Nicolás Pérez

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Gonzalo Mellid
Screenwriter: Gonzalo Mellid
Producer: Florencia Calvi
Director of Photography: Ezequiel Batisteza
Sound: Agustín Zabaleta
Editing: Ludovico Opipari
Sound Editing: Hernán Biasotti
Music Composer: Federico Chiramberro

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Horror
Language: Spanish
Country of origin: Argentina
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 09:54
Shooting format: RAW 4K
Color type: Color RGB
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Sound format: AAC

AWARDS

Best Director - 6th NOX Film Fest | Salta, Uruguay | 2020
Best Cinematography - 3rd Rock Horror in Rio | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 2020

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

20° Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 2019
13° Montevideo Fantástico | Montevideo, Uruguay | 2019
2° Sci-Fi, Terror and Fantasy Film Festival | Bogotá, Colombia | 2020
6° NOX Film Fest | Salta, Uruguay | 2020
14° Cryptshow Festival | Barcelona, Spain | 2020
10° CineFantasy | São Paulo, Brazil | 2020
3° Rock Horror in Rio | Río de Janeiro, Brazil | 2020
11° Festival REC | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 2020
3° Festival Internacional de Cine de Terror Caligari | Valencia, Spain | 2020
2° Nieve Roja | Río Negro, Argentina | 2020
11° Telluride Horror Show | Colorado, USA | 2020
3° BaiDeFest | Cataluña, Spain | 2020
5° Sarmiento Sangriento | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 2020
9° Feratum Film Festival | Tlalpujahua, México | 2020

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Argentine director and scriptwriter. He went through the Audiovisual Arts career at the Faculty of Arts of the National University of La Plata, where he also served as assistant to the subject of Direction III. As a director, he actively worked in several local production companies and specialized in the area of videoclip making. To date, it has more than 50 videoclips directed and some of them already exceed one million views on YouTube. His experience in music videos allowed him to perfect his visual and narrative style as well as improve his efficiency and performance on the set. He has a large number of short films written and directed in which he was able to explore various genres including comedy, action, and police. It only remained to exercise his favorite genre: horror. In 2019, his horror shortfilm “Ashes” had its premiere at the Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre festival, thus inaugurating an extensive tour at both national and international festivals. At the beginning of 2020 he received the mention for Best Director at the Nox Film Fest in Uruguay, awarded by a jury led by the renowned genre film director Daniel de la Vega. The second award for the shortfilm was the mention for Best Photography at the Rock Horror Festival in Brazil. It reached its premiere in the United States within the official selection of the prestigious Telluride Horror Show festival where it garnered excellent reviews. He was also part of the Cryptshow festival in Barcelona and will participate in the next edition of the Feratum Film Fest in Mexico. He is currently developing his debut feature.