short films

Animated adventure
A child saves a whale's life by carrying her from his town's lake to the ocean.
"Sergio y la ballena"

The day Sergio discovers a whale in the lake of his heavenly town, he has to step up and become a brave explorer like his parents used to be. Complicated algebra, stealing an air balloon and a mysterious childhood song: all necessary elements in order to take the whale back into the ocean.

I am rewriting this short based on a dream I had – an over-saturated, both cheerful and tearful dream. I don’t have a director or producer attached to the project yet.


Fantasy drama
How to find beauty in yourself and in others.
"I am a lighthouse"

Isabella is in her fifties. Now she is a widow or a divorced woman. She has been alone for a couple of years and has lost the ability to trust others, to connect to others. Sitting alone on a beach, wrapping herself in strings of light, crowning herself queen, she waits and waits, until a fortune teller guides her to the ocean, where finally she is reborn.

I am lighthouse is a short I wrote for Tatiana Mizgunova, a director and classmate at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. She will be shooting it in LA in December 2016.


Coming-of-age drama
How to overcome the fear of death.
"Paper boats"

Jayden is a 12-year-old boy who’s afraid of losing the one person who cares about him: his old black neighbor. That same man will teach him patiently to let go of his fear and live in the moment.

Paper Boats is a short film I wrote while studying at the New York Film Academy in 2014. It was directed by Caroline M. Stucky and produced by David Borens.
You can download the script, watch the trailer, and view it fully on VOD on Dailymotion.


Romance
Love is about accepting the other for what he/she is.
"The voyage out"

A man about to kill himself receives the visit of a religious woman. As she tries to convince him not to die, they fall in love.

I wrote, directed and edited this short that you can see on Vimeo. You can also read the screenplay here.


Coming-of-age war drama
How to survive in a chaotic war-driven world.
"Les Trouffions"

A young man is called to war but doesn’t want to go: in a ruined and totalitarian France, he knows leaving for the army means certain death. With the help of his two best friends, he thinks of a plan to survive.

This short, based on an original idea by Manon Messiant, was directed by her in Dunkirk, in the north of France (coincidentally, Christopher Nolan just directed his last film there, which is to be released in 2017).


Black-comedy drama
The destruction brought on by two couples competing at dinner.
"Todo mal"

Laura, a free-spirited control-freak, has invited her ex and his new girlfriend to have dinner at her place, where she lives with her clumsy and caring boyfriend Thomas. The competition between the two exes creates increasing tension, leading to utter pain and destruction.

This short was shot in Buenos Aires by Carlos Florez in 2016. It is now in postproduction.


Dramatic comedy
Minuscule stories of the daily life in Buenos Aires.
"Microrelatos"

While some struggle with the phobia of clowns, others buy bicycles to turn their life around, give flowers to complete strangers and commit to long-term relationships.

I am working on the last version of this short in Spanish, which is to be shot by Carlos Florez in Cartagena in 2017.


Crime story
Three people on a train, the heat, one murder.
"Le Train"

A woman and two men in a train: a husband and a lover. The tension, the anger, the mystery, all grow with the heat of French summers in the countryside. Who will snap?

This short is based on the director’s, Sami Boccara, original idea. Last I heard, he was looking for funds to shoot it.