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Still shot of "The Invisible Hunger": Jairo Iglesias
Still shot of "The Invisible Hunger": Jairo Iglesias

SYNOPSIS: Amenudin's father always smiles because he has the theory that "happier people live longer". That's why, this 8-year-old boy workS and live in the Papandayan dumpsite showing his biggest smile.

His cousin Aliman, on the other side, lost his when the bombs started to falling down from the sky over Marawy City. Nowadays, while Aliman spend the time sad and blue in the refugee camp... Amenudin has an idea to help him bring back his smile.

We have a theory too: we believe that without a good nutrition, people cannot smile. That is why, alongside Javier y Guillermo Fesser we have embarked on the adventure of directing the definitive short film against hunger. And you can take part in this film too.

Still shots of "El Monstruo Invisible": Jairo Iglesias
Still shots of "El Monstruo Invisible": Jairo Iglesias

We believe in film's power to change reality. We believe in the way the Fesser brothers tell stories. We believe that the sum of your collective strength can help us highlight a terrible monster that devours lives, cuts short hopes and leads millions of people into a constant cycle of poverty: that monster is invisible hunger.

Fifteen years after Binta and the Great Idea (filmed in Senegal and nominated for an Oscar in 2007) and four years after Welcome (filmed in Peru and which has received accolades from more than 140 festivals), we are looking for producers for the trilogy's final episode, who will, alongside Javier and Guillermo Fesser, help make the first short fiction film about child malnutrition a reality. We are the first generation that can bring an end to hunger and this short film will be the catalyst needed to do this.

You don't need to be a Hollywood businessperson. We're looking for small contributions from people like you. It's no secret: making films is expensive (we're an NGO, you know what we mean). But we have decided to embark on this project because we believe in it.

We have gathered some unique footage from Marawi (Philippines). Now we need financial support to edit that footage, mix the sound, compose the music, grade... A film like this needs lots of people on board to ensure it becomes a reality. Here's an explanation of what we will spend your money on:


Title: The Invisible Monster

Directors: Javier y Guillermo Fesser

Country: Spain

Year: 2019

Writer: Javier y Guillermo Fesser

Cinematographer: Jairo Iglesias

Direct sound: Armando Ciudad

Production Co: Action Against Hunger & Películas Pendelton

Production Director: Luis Manso

Chief of production: Elsa Ruíz

Producers: YOU

While you will be rewarded for your contribution, the good news is that the children fighting the invisible monster will benefit too. Through your support for this short film, you will be contributing to fighting child malnutrition. Furthermore, you will receive the following:


We offer you different kinds of rewards that you can add up until you get all of them.

1) Acknowledgement of thanks in the credits: We will include your name in the credits. You can choose any name you like. How about doing this as a gift to someone?

2) Exclusive digital viewing: We will send you a link so you can watch the film before anyone else.

3) A personalised thank you message: We will send you a personalised letter of thanks.

4) "The Invisible Monster" poster signed by the Fesser brothers: Decorate your wall with an exclusive poster.*

*Delivery fee to Spain included (Mainland, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla). Because of the restricted budget we cannot assume shipping costs outside this territory.

5) Tickets to the premiere: You and a guest can attend the premiere of the film in Madrid, which will also be attended by the production team.

6) A drink with the producers: This is a unique opportunity to meet the producers after the premiere.*

*Includes one drink per person.

MARCH Filming


JUNE-JULY Editing and post-production

JULY-SEPTEMBER Trailer and master copy in local language, with Spanish subtitles

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER Delivery of rewards / Premiere of the film

Action Against Hunger: We are an international humanitarian organisation. We have been fighting the causes and effects of hunger in more than 50 countries for more than 40 years. We save the lives of malnourished children. We guarantee access to safe water, food, training and basic healthcare. We make it possible for children, women and men to break free from the threat of hunger.

Javier Fesser: ethis prestigious film-maker has won six Goya awards and his films include The Miracle of P. Tinto, Camino and a film adaptation of the Spanish comic book series Mort & Phil. His latest work, Champions, a box-office success story that was praised by critics and audiences alike, has been confirmed as the most successful Spanish production of 2018. Furthermore, Fesser's firm commitment to social causes has meant he has also directed audiovisual projects linked to organisations such as UNICEF and the Organization of Ibero-American States.

Guillermo Fesser: well known for his Gomaespuma radio programme, which was created and presented alongside Juan Luis Cano, Guillermo Fesser is a writer and correspondent in the United States. His career, which has touched on many different areas, has included creating the Gomaespuma Foundation, directing the film Cándida, which was based on the biography of his housekeeper, and publishing an innovative interactive book for children created especially for tablets and mobile phones.

SensaCine: official media for "The Invisible Monster"
SensaCine: official media for "The Invisible Monster"

SensaCine: It is the Spanish digital media specialized in Cinema and Series most widely read worldwide.

Find out more about Against Against Hunger's work:

If you want to receive more information write us to [email protected] with the subject: The Invisible Monster

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  • Marc


    over 4 years

    que gran momento pasamos ayer visualizando el documental. Muchas felicidades y muchas gracias!!

  • Josep Mompó Úbeda

    Josep Mompó Úbeda

    almost 5 years

    Els meus millors desitjos! Què grans són els Fesser!

  • Ilumag Montajes

    Ilumag Montajes

    almost 5 years

    Gran satisfacción poder colaborar en una causa como esta. Muchos éxitos!

  • veronica


    almost 5 years

    @giogaal colaborando! Por una gran difusión!!



    almost 5 years

    No comprendo un mundo que olvida a los niños

  • Pedro Calafat Juan

    Pedro Calafat Juan

    almost 5 years

    Hagan lo q hagan los hermanos Fesser siempre serán apoyados. Os queremos!!!!!

  • Teresa


    almost 5 years

    Enhorabuena por el proyecto!!

  • rirobles


    almost 5 years

    Gracias a Guillermo y Javier Fesser

  • La cabeza del rinoceronte

    La cabeza del rinoceronte

    almost 5 years


  • Susana


    almost 5 years

    Visibilidad y sensibilización en este y muchos más casos es necesario


Estimado/a mecenas,

Mañana se cierra la campaña de Crowdfunding. Entre todos habéis conseguido casi 24 000€, un presupuesto muy por encima de nuestro objetivo inicial. Dentro de dos semanas nos pondremos en contacto con vosotros para daros información sobre las recompensas.

Por eso os queremos dar las GRACIAS. Un agradecimiento que no proviene sólo de nosotros, sino de toda la comunidad de Papandayan, el Barangay (barrio) de la ciudad de Marawi, Filipinas, donde viven los protagonistas de El Monstruo invisible.

Amenudín y Nashiba, dos de los protagonistas, viven en el basurero de Papandayan. Acuden todos los días a las 7 de la mañana a recibir a los camiones de basura. Se abalanzan sobre ellos apenas los oyen acercarse. No importa lo que estén haciendo, no importa la edad que tengan. Se abalanzan bajo la basura que cae amenazante del volquete sobre sus cabezas para rescatar las piezas más valiosas.

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Gracias a todas las personas que habéis colaborado, no paramos de crecer mientras el monstruo se hace cada vez más pequeño. Gracias vosotras hemos conseguido nuestro primer objetivo de 20 000€ para cubrir la posproducción de la película. Pero aún hay mucha gente que quiere sumarse. Por eso, ampliamos el reto. ¿Nos ayudáis a conseguirlo?

1º Aumentar el alcance de la difusión internacionalizando la lucha contra el monstruo invisible. Para que nuestro mensaje pueda llegar a otros países, incluido Filipinas.

2º Cumplir con la vocación pedagógica y educativa. Nos permitirá producir y llevar copias físicas a los centros educativos y culturales y organizar sesiones de sensibilización, y con ello, amplificar las voces de todos los protagonistas de la película entre la población española.

Os proponemos los próximos objetivos:

1000€: traducción y subtitulado al inglés para traspasar fronteras

2000€: producción de copias físicas para su distribución

7000€:read more


Ya queda menos y estamos muy cerca del objetivo. Para agradeceros vuestra aportación y que animemos a más gente a que se sume a este emocionante proyecto, Guillermo Fesser os dedica estas palabras:

Hola Humanos, os invito a echarnos un cable en la producción de un mediometraje llamado El Monstruo Invisible que mi hermano Javier y yo hemos rodado en Filipinas y cuyo mensaje es que “las personas que sonríen viven mucho más tiempo”.

Esta cometa que tengo aquí me la regaló el protagonista de la película, Amenudín, un niño de 8 años que todos los días tiene que hurgar en la basura para poder conseguir unos céntimos que llevar a casa. Y es el símbolo de que con muy poquito, con los plásticos, con las gomas del pelo, con los palitos que aparecen en ese camión de la basura que llega todos los días como si fuera el Amazon de ese poblado de Filipinas, donde está lo que comen, donde está lo que visten, donde están los materiales con los que construyen sus viviendas… read more

#01 / Hemos superado el ecuador: ¡GRACIAS!

Estáis demostrando una generosidad que ha superado todas nuestras expectativas. Gracias a la suma de vuestras valiosas aportaciones ¡ya hemos superado el ecuador del objetivo!

Queremos aprovechar esta ocasión, para compartir con vosotros las palabras de Javier Fesser para agradeceros vuestro apoyo y que seamos muchas más personas en este proyecto:

Como directores de cine, Guillermo y yo llevamos tiempo diciendo “¡Acción!” y ahora nos sentimos muy privilegiados de poder añadir: “Acción, pero contra el Hambre”. Contra la injusticia, contra la desigualdad.

EL MONSTRUO INVISIBLE es una película que nos está dando la oportunidad de utilizar nuestra experiencia profesional como cineastas para darle voz a quien no la tiene y para apoyar y aliviar la situación de personas desfavorecidas, de los más débiles y de los que sufren estas injusticias.

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