Experiencing Interruptions?


Two best friends walk around the city one afternoon, on the verge of imminent Apocalypse. Alex, who's gay, will ask Diego, who's not, to help him lose his virginity before the world ends.

  • Chucho E. Quintero
    Simple (2009, short); Félix et le poisson (2011, short); Six Pack (2011, feature); 100m Freestyle (2013, short); Panquecito (2017, short)
  • Chucho E. Quintero
  • Chucho E. Quintero
  • Pablo Mezz
    Key Cast
    Being an elephant (2013, short)
  • Carlos Hendrick Huber
    Key Cast
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    Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 MXN
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  • 18th Mix Mexico Film Festival
    Mexico City, Mexico
    June 7, 2014
    World Premiere, Mexican Premiere
  • 19th LesGaiCineMad Film Festival
    Madrid, Spain
    November 2, 2014
    European premiere, Spanish premiere
  • 12th 'El Lugar Sin Limites' LGBT Film Festival
    Quito, Ecuador
    November 17, 2014
    South American premiere
  • 2nd Canarias LGBTIQ International Film Festival
    Islas Canarias, Spain
    January 25, 2015
  • 17th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    Miami, Florida, USA
    May 2, 2015
    North American Premiere
    Jury Prize for Best Feature
  • 28th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival
    Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    May 30, 2015
    Northeast Premiere
  • 12th LGBT Lima International Film Festival
    Lima, Peru
    Peruvian Premiere
  • 16th Kansas City LGBT Film Festival
    Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    June 28, 2015
  • 4th World Extreme Film Festival of Veracruz
    Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
    June 26, 2015
  • 22nd Long Beach QFilm Festival
    Long Beach, California, USA
    September 13, 2015
    West Coast Premiere
  • 7th Libercine Film Festival
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    September 16, 2015
    Special Jury Mention for Best International Feature
  • 21st Festival du Film LGBTQ de Paris 'Chéries-Chéris'
    French Premiere
  • 17th Reel Out Queer Film & Video Festival
    Canadian premiere
  • 23rd San Diego Latino Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
  • 8th Rencontres Cinématographiques In & Out

  • 13th Festival Cinépride de Films LGBT de Nantes
  • 5th Queer Monterrey Film Festival
  • 7th Santo Domingo International GLBT Film Festival
    Santo Domingo
    Dominican Republic
    Dominican premiere
  • 1st Perth International Queer Film Festival
    Australian premiere
  • 4th Playa del Carmen Queer Film Festival
    Playa del Carmen
    Best Mexican Feature
Distribution Information
  • TLA Releasing
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
  • Optimale
    Country: France
    Rights: All Rights
  • ProFun Media
    Country: Germany
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Chucho E. Quintero

Chucho E. Quintero was born in Río Blanco, Veracruz, Mexico. He has studied with teachers such as Paula Markovitch, Jorge Ayala Blanco, and Jaime Humberto Hermosillo. In 2011, he wins the IMJUVE Award for Best Young Director for his short film “Félix et le poisson” at the 15th Mix Mexico Film Festival. His film “Velociraptor” won the Jury Prize for Best Feature at the 17th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in 2015. He's currently working on post-production for his next feature, “These Peculiar Days.”

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Director Statement

I’m fully aware that Velociraptor could be promoted as a film about sex, and I’m OK with that. But for me, it started off as (and still is) a movie about friendship.

I like to call Álex and Diego my 'Holden and Banky VS the Apocalypse' recalling how Kevin Smith’s "Chasing Amy" became one of my biggest influences during the making of this movie. The bi-curious relationship between Affleck and Lee’s characters, surrounded by crass jokes and jealousy towards each other’s way of life, along with the almost coitus interruptus ending where both of them agree the best thing to save their relationship may be sex but, luckily (?) they don’t go through with it… well, that’s all in "Velociraptor". Along with some winks towards Lynn Shelton’s "Humpday", also about two best friends dealing with committing to sex as a way to solve some issues in the back of their heads, and then backing out when they realize that, even if their friendship is strong enough to get them to that point, it isn’t meant to happen.

The difference between these movies (and others that inspired the look and feel of the movie like Andrew Haigh’s "Weekend" or Aaron Katz’s "Dance Party USA" and "Quiet City") is that there will be no consequences to the decisions my characters make. Their friendship won’t end like Holden and Banky’s just because they’re too uncomfortable to work together anymore, and we don’t wonder if they’re ever going to talk about what happened or maybe go through with it some other time, mainly because, well - the world ends at the end of the movie. And I wrote that because I wanted them to be able to decide freely without thinking about those consequences or those awkward conversations a week after this particular day. They were able to say 'Fuck it, let’s do this' because they were fully aware that the world was ending. They didn’t know if it was going to end that day, or maybe a year from now, but they knew that nothing they decided would hurt them, or at least they were not going to be alive for long, as to regret it. They were free.

Like Diego says in a deleted scene that made it into the first trailer: 'It’s the end of the world. None of this is real.'