Iberoamerican Short Film Contest 52 ED. 2024
Mexico – USA 2023 14' Fiction Debut

Eight year-old Ciela is the loneliest girl in her Yucatan fishing village. Ashamed of a prominent birthmark on her face, she escapes through her imagination. One day Ciela encounters a kindred spirit, an octopus with a birthmark just like her own. A secret friendship blooms between these unlikely companions, as the octopus brings Ciela a series of slimy “gifts.” When the townspeople begin to suspect a mysterious thief, Ciela is forced to make the most difficult decision: to say goodbye to her only friend.

Mauricio Sierra

Mauricio is an award winning film director, photographer and concept artist with formal training in fine art, music, painting, sculpture and cinematography. He is known for his inventive visual style and distinctive manipulation of mise en scène coupled with his ability to solve complex visual challenges. His numerous collaborations with renowned clients include: HBO, Netflix, Dior, Chanel, Nike, Maybelline, Swarovski, to name a few.

TECHNICAL DATA
DIRECTION:

Mauricio Sierra

SCRIPT:

Walker Kalan

PRODUCTION:

José Núñez, César León. Logan Industry, Landia.

EDITING:

Mauricio Sierra

ART:

Celeste Alonzo

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Leo Calzoni

ORIGINAL MUSIC:

Philip Glass

CAST:

Atl Clementina Garcia Lopez, Mónica del Carmen, Ishbel Bautista, José Antonio Becerril, Jorge Alejandro Burgos

CONTACT:

mauricio@mausierra.com