Bani

A little girl in an impoverished family searches for her pet all over the house while her grandmother makes dinner.

  • Mauricio Cuffaro
    Director
  • Mauricio Cuffaro
    Writer
  • Francisco Carrasco
    Producer
    Which Way Home, El Bumbun
  • Ursula Romero
    Producer
    Noche de Bodax, Closed Doors, Nicky Voglio
  • Rosario Pardo
    Key Cast
    Cuentame, Tapas, The Perfect Crime, Velvet
  • Terele Pavez
    Key Cast
    El Bar, Witching and Bitching, 800 Bullets, Common Wealth
  • David Amor
    Key Cast
    Gym Tony
  • Vicent Diaz
    Production Design
    Kiki, Love to Love, Bad Education, The Skin I Live In, Ma ma
  • Alberto Pareja
    Director of Photography
    Neon Flesh, Madrid, Above the Moon, The End, Terrario
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Bani
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Agencia Freak
    Country: Spain
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Mauricio Cuffaro

Born in 1974 in the city of Rosario, Argentina, Mauricio studied film directing at the Provincial Film and TV School of Rosario. He also has law studies and graduated as a professor of piano, music theory and solfeggio by the Juan B. Massa National Conservatory.

At age 23 Mauricio moves to Madrid, where studies script writing and directing of actors. During this period he combines his first audiovisual works with collaborations at festivals such as the Mostra de Valencia, writing texts for the book "John Waters: Princice Immundo" (Editorial Mostra de Valencia, 1999). He also makes incursions in theater, becoming a finalist in the Competition of Young Creators of the Community of Madrid, with his work "The Light Vices".

He holds a Master Degree in Film Directing by the New York Film Academy, where he directs several short films in 16 and 35mm. Back in Madrid, he completes his studies at the José Luis Garci Vocational Training Institute, as a camera operator for film and TV.

Since then he has directed music videos and advertising campaigns, is the creative director of international live events such as concerts and sporting events. The short film "Bani" (2018) marks his debut as a screenwriter and director with the production company Apnea Films. He is currently in preproduction of his new short “Gloria’s Best Friend,” and is developing his first feature film.

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