The Big Fish
Narrative animated short. Shot in 2000 using the pixilation technique on video. I made the costume myself (took me a month).
ANEMONA (silent version)
A very minimal piece I made last year with some hypnotic footage I found the in one of my old Hi8 tapes. I shot it thirteen years ago and inmediately forgot about it. There will be a version with sound.
All This and More
Another early animated short film. I spent weeks cutting out magazines and newspapers and then struggled to create narratives combining the images. Shot on Hi8 video.
The Little Bird Flies Away
A sweet animation I made a lifetime ago.
UNTITLED (Dual 16mm)
UNTITLED (Dual 16mm)
2min 40 sec
Experimental film in collaboration with Carlos Thomas
“This double screen film explores ideas of filming in its purest form. While shooting, there was no intention of making it into a collaborative work, we were just filming separately what interested each of us. It was only when viewing the footage that we witnessed coincidences and intriguing connections taking place.The order or length of the shots has not been altered.”
“The film consists in the way in which two or more different individuals interpret the reality they are confronted with and how the environs that surrounds them have a significant physical & psychological impact in both subjective & objective ways. It juxtaposes the interesting fact of how physical and psychological circumstances will ultimately determine the scarce or variant ways in which such individuals act, choose, think, express & react and what is the outcome of such conditions.
This piece also deals with automatism, improvisation & cinéma vérité.”
SNOW (silent version)
Non-narrative visual poem I shot a long time ago.
Yesterday I read Haruki Murakami’s “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”. He talks about running and writing, about the endurance and mindset needed and I feel inspired by it. I just ran for 20 mins and I hope tomorrow I get back to writing and keep writing and running till I write wonderful screenplays and feel light and strong when I run.
In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he’d completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing.
Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo’s Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston.
By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, this is a must-read for fans of this masterful yet private writer as well as for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.
This is my film and book diary.
I have recorded every full-length fiction film since the 9th Jan 2010 and every book I read.
I have 675 films recorded in 51 pages. I see a film most nights.
Info I include: Date, title, Director, lead actor (only recently), release year and record number.
- Only fiction
- Only full-length films
- I have to finish the film or book. It does not count if I fall sleep half way through or give up.
I love flipping through the pages and trying to remember where I was, who I saw it with, how was it like. The fact that is on paper in an old-fashion accountancy book makes it that much more special.
A short film in numbers:
1 shooting day
9 hour shoot
26 pounds spent (food)
2.2 takes per shot average
10 min per shot average
4 page screenplay
2 months screenwriting/preproduction
8 min duration (current edit)
80 cuts (current edit)
A small sample of photographs by Veronica Ibarra.
Bigger selection slideshow here.