Otras Vidas is a fiction short film that narrates the encounters of Silvia and Víctor. The story is told through their conversations, doubts, desires and fantasies. We’ve almost completed the pre-production stage and we are about to start production. Our hope is to raise, through Verkami, the necessary funds to complete our short film and to make it reach as many viewers as possible.
Otras Vidas is a production by REXi Productions that is also being supported by MOVERSO FILMS. It was born from the idea of telling a simple story, but full of details. It shows a few days in the life of Silvia, the main character, without judging her love decisions. This is a film proposal where enotions take priority over actions, where the feelings (of both of its characters and the public) overcome the thorough understanding of the plot. A cinema of "the how" and not "the what".
Relationship, intimacy, lack of love; these are banal themes at first glance, but definitively universal. With a minimalist aesthetic and nostalgia for the Nouvelle Vague, Otros Vidas focuses on hands, knees, necks and mouths in many of its frames, supporting the intensity of the dialogues. The music fallows along the lines of blues and chill out. All this supports Jean-Luc Godard’s statement on his Theory of Author: not asking ourselves who makes great films, but what makes a film great.
Xuan Linh (the filmmaker) was awarded the script prize at the XIV edition of the IMAGO Festival of FAMCA with his work Carpe Diem. He recently won the Lucas Award for Best Hip Hop Video with the video-clip of Te dedico este bolero by the band Los Noventa. He has directed several short films among which are Beyond your eyes and The tree and the snail.
Script and Direction: Xuan Linh
Production: Reisel Romero
Direction of Photography: Anyelo Troya
Sound: Emilio Polo
Cast: Amelia Fernández, Tony Alonso, Carlos Alberto Méndez and Neysi Alpízar
Schedule and rewards
Otras Vidas will conclude its post-production 3 months after receiving the necessary funds. We estimate that the project will be finished by July of this year, date on which our sponsors will receive their rewards.
Destination of the contributions
- Payment of video and sound equipment
- Post production
- Translation and subtitling