Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions



LANGUAGE: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Microcastillo / Microcastle

Genre: Psychological thriller, drama
Running Time: 22 min
Year of production: 2016


A family is trapped in their own home and is being watched by a mysterious entity. The father appears to be an accomplice to the strange events, but the mother and daughters seek to escape.


Production Company: Taller de Cine de Mantarraya, Producciones del Cuco, Somos/Simios
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions


Nailea Norvind
Fabián Hofman
Andrea Sutton
Chávez Teresa Peace
Juan Vera


Director: Alejandra Villalba García
Screenwriter: Alejandra Villalba García, César Ortiz López
Producer: Arturo Jara Kafuri, Alejandra Villalba García
Director of Photography: César Ortiz López
Sound: Mike Madrigal, Eduardo Velázquez
Editing: Iván Herrera, Alejandra Villalba García
Sound Editing: Félix Cobos, José Miguel Enríquez, Alonso Salamanca


Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Psychological thriller
Language: Spanish
Country of origin: Mexico
Year of production: 2016
Total running time: 22 min
Shooting format: Digital
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo


WINNER “Best narrative short film”, 25th San Diego Latino Film Festival


WINNER “Best narrative short film”, 25th San Diego Latino Film Festival
Official Selection, Mexican short film, 14th Morelia International Film Festival
Invitation to Morelia International Film Festival, 56th Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival
16th International Film Students Meeting, San Sebastián Film Festival
Official Selection, Latin American fiction short film, 7th Festival Internacional de Cine en el Desierto
Official Selection, Mexican short film, 16th Macabro Film Festival
Official Selection, 9th Cali International Film Festival


Alejandra Villalba García (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 1992). She attended the Mantarraya Film Workshop. She has a degree in Communication from the Autonomous University of Baja California. She co-founded the collective Somos/Simios where she directed, wrote, produced and edited music videos. She is also the co-founder and co-director of Salón de Belleza, a mexican film distributor. Currently, she’s working on her first feature film project, “Hyperballad”. Her short film "Microcastle" won "Best Narrative Short Film" at the 25th San Diego Latino Film Festival, participated in the 14th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), in the 16th International Film Students Meeting in San Sebastian Film Festival and in the exhibition “Invitation to Morelia International Film Festival” within the 56th Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival.