Private Project

Lantern Eyes

Lost at night, MONI (17) wanders through the streets of Estación Central where she runs into LANTERN EYES (8), an imaginary friend from her childhood, who begins to revive her night terrors and pushes her to the line that divides dreams and reality, where she will encounter her inner chaotic and sensorial self.

  • Fanny Leiva Torres
    Director
  • José Miguel Barriga
    Director
  • Fanny Leiva Torres
    Writer
  • José Miguel Barriga
    Writer
  • Montserrat Salazar
    Producer
  • Francisco Rodriguez
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ojos de Linterna
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Animation, Experimental, Latin American
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Chile
  • Country of Filming:
    Chile
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Cell Phone/Rotoscopy
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia
    Valdivia
    Chile
    October 11, 2017
Director Biography - Fanny Leiva Torres, José Miguel Barriga

Fanny Leiva Torres and José Miguel Barriga are both directors that studied "Dirección Audiovisual" at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, being "Ojos de Linterna" their film thesis work. Both have worked with Niles Atallah and Diluvio Producciones, in the making of "La Casa Lobo" and "Rey", and this movie is their take on the animation methods learned during their process, focusing on analogue rotoscopy and animation with found objects, acrilic, ink, nail polish, etc, in order to capture de downtown feeling of central Santiago during night.

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Director Statement

This proyect was born from the wish of exploring fears, and how they connect us with our irrational and sensorial states of mind, vindicating their importance. We wanted to wipe them from the social comfort of “past bedtime”: a moment when our minds can let go and drift through dreams or nightmares.