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8MINUTOS

Synopsis

8MINUTES is a collective shorfilm that presents the visions of eight independent filmmakers from Monterrey , Mexico who formed the production group Diminutos Monterrey (diMty).

The film consists of eight individual pieces told through a sequence-shot, one minute in length. This is a rich and eclectic collection of visions, atmospheres and dramatic situations. Heart, by Diana Lopez, denounces the tyranny of daily life. My Sweet Homeland, by Oscar Montemayor, reveals the stark contrast between opulence and misery in our society. Blink, by Marin Villarreal, deals with strange and impulsive decisions. Encounter, by Pepe Caudillo, presents a tragic moment in the life of a young man. White Butterflies, by Jesus Mario Lozano, portrays human vulnerability in the face of catastrophy. Nanda, by Alma Morales, savors the suspended time of a peaceful evening. Ancient Neighborhood, by Ignacio Jacobo Leon , examines the inexplicable nature of death. How Do You Know?, by Hector Poblette, engages the viewer in unimaginable circumstances and possibilities.

Directors Biography

Diminutos Monterrey is a group of independent filmmakers based in Monterrey : Pepe Caudillo, Ignacio Jacobo Leon, Diana Lopez, Jesus Mario Lozano, Alma Morales, Oscar Montemayor, Hector Poblette and Marin Villarreal. Coming from various artistic fields, they meet in 8MINUTES with a sample of diverse cinematic visions.

The members of this group met at a screenwriting workshop conducted by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker Juan Carlos Rulfo ( Del olvido al no me acuerdo). With the unwavering support and advice of Rulfo, Pepe Caudillo and Oscar Montemayor organized the whole project as an independent production.

As a result of their dedication, the Fund for the Promotion of Film in Nuevo Leon awarded 8MINUTOS the financial support it needed for post-production.

Cast and Credits

Cast                           Miriam Ortega, Sergio Duarte, Claudia Gallardo,

                                   Jesus Mancilla, Guillermo Hernandez, Cecil Ann Oates,

                                   Martin Rodriguez, Mirna Kora Leos, Sofia Padilla Morales,

                                   Ma Luisa Chavez, Concepción Vanegas, Diana Lopez,

                                   Marin Villarreal, Hector Poblette, Ricardo Roman,

                                   Jorge Flores and Los Increibles del Norte

Producing                  Pepe Caudillo and Oscar Montemayor

Directing                    Pepe Caudillo, Ignacio Jacobo Leon, Diana Lopez,

Jesus Mario Lozano, Alma Morales, Oscar Montemayor,

Hector Poblette and Marin Villarreal

Screenwriting            Pepe Caudillo, Ignacio Jacobo Leon, Diana Lopez,

Jesus Mario Lozano, Alma Morales, Oscar Montemayor,

Hector Poblette and Marin Villarreal

Photography             Moises Lugo, Jorge Flores, Juan Rodrigo Llaguno,

Juan Leo S. Bello, Fernando Mol Treviño

and Ignacio Jacobo Leon.

Editing                       Pepe Caudillo, Hector Poblette and Luis Monterrubio

Sound Editing           Bernardo Ortiz, Roberto Garza, Luis Monterrubio,

Ruben Linder and Hector Poblette

Original Music           Ruben Linder, Asael Ornelas and David Vazquez

Asistant

Cameraman              Juan Carlos Rulfo

Sound Recording     Roberto Garza and Hector Poblette

Art Direction              Alma Morales, David De la Pena

 Make up                    Ana Rocio Esparza

Still Photography      Jorge Taboada , Oscar Montemayor

                                   And Juan Carlos Rulfo

Making Of                  Julio Cesar Romero, Ignacio Jacobo

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Exhibiciones

26 de Agosto, 2004 · Monterrey, N.L. · Voladero Film Festival · Cineteca Nuevo León

30 de Septiembre, 2004 · Monterrey, N.L. · Premier Nacional · Cineteca Nuevo León

8-21 de Octubre, 2004 · Monterrey, N.L. · Corrida Comercial con Adictos · Cineteca Nuevo León

25 de Octubre, 2004 · Monterrey, N.L. · Logia Masónica Nuevo León

 

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