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FILM INFO

Country of origin: Mexico
Year of origin: 2021
Duration: 12:35
Age Restriction: 12+

AUTHOR / STUDIO / INSTITUTION

Name/Title: Outik Animation

CREATIVE TEAM

Director: Juan Medina
Producer: Juan Medina

GENRES

Artistic, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Horror


TECHNIQUES

3D Computer, Puppets

TIO

 
T-Short Festival
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SYNOPSIS

⁣Martin is a cocky teenager who, on his first day of work in the mines, will meet old Andres, an elderly miner who will explain to him the importance of ancestral rituals and the respect he must keep for the TíO, the demon god who guards the mines and to whom he must also bring an offering in order to be able to work in peace. Martin's insolence and disbelief in front of the TíO will provoke the anger of the guardian of the mines with serious consequences.

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FESTIVALS / AWARDS

SITGES FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA FANTÀSTIC DE CATALUNYA
AMDABAD FILM FESTIVAL
THE 21ST SEOUL INTERNATIONAL ALT CINEMA & MEDIA FESTIVAL

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ABOUT DIRECTOR

Juan José Medina was born on November 19, 1974 in Guadalajara Jalisco México, graduated from the School of Plastic Arts of the University of Guadalajara. At the same university he studied in the TV and Video Department and began his work as a filmmaker in 1995. Thanks to the co-direction of the "The Eighth Day, Creation" (2000) he achieved various national and international awards. He has also participated in a dozen productions as co-animator and art director. He wrote and directed his second short film "Cages" (2009) with which he won various international film festivals. Winner of 4 Arieles from the Mexican Academy of Arts and Film Sciences. He has been member of the National System of Creators of Art. In 2015 he directed the short film "ZIMBO" with which he participated in more than 50 festivals, winning ten of these. Animation direction and editing of the feature film "Salma´s Big Wish" which he co-wrote in 2012. He is producing and directing his short film "Tío" and developing his debut feature film "Niño Carbón".

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