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13 Minutes Before Sleep

Little Javier and his mother get to live in an old and deteriorated mansion, which is inhabited by the housekeeper, her husband and the owner Don Gregorio, who is a mysterious man that lives in seclusion in one of the rooms. Javier will have to deal with loneliness since his mother works at night and sleeps during the day.

At nightfall, just 13 minutes before bedtime, Javier begins to experience terrifying hallucinations. In them, terrifying entities and forces of evil, torment and take the lives of people unknown to Javier. Everything seems to be connected with Mexican horror tales.

  • Jose Miguel Padilla Gonzalez
  • Arturo Muñoz
  • Karina Murguia
  • Jorge Alejandro Tanaka
  • Damian Valenzuela
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    13 Minutos Antes de Dormir
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    22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 3, 2019
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    Digital Cinema
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  • Gran Fiesta del Cine Mexicano
    Guadalajara, Jalisco
    September 25, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Festival Pantalla de Cristal
    Mexico City
    Special Mention - Fiction Series For Outstanding Performance to Damián Valenzuela Sánchez
Distribution Information
  • PCTV
    Country: Mexico
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jose Miguel Padilla Gonzalez

Jose Miguel Padilla Gonzalez is a director and producer based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, but grew up in Mexico City. With a 20 + year career as director for TV commercials and corporate Films for national and international mayor brands, last year, Jose Miguel produced and directed 13 Minutos Antes de Dormir (13 Minutes Before Sleep), a horror/thriller TV series for one of the mayor cable networks in México. The 13 episodes series has been in at top viewing preference of the network’s VOD system since its premiere. It was also invited for exhibit to the 8th Gran Fiesta del Cine Mexicano festival in Guadalajara, having all shows sold out. He’s now working in the development of season 2 for 13 Minutos Antes de Dormir and a new project for another drama/suspense TV series.

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