A Hug

Tomás, a young lawyer, is dragged by social commitment to the funeral of two distant, high class, conservative and Catholic relatives. It takes place in the abode of the deceased. The wake is fulled with very different people, some close to the deceased and others, like him, not so much. The atmosphere is somewhat overwhelming and Tomás perceives that Albertito, the young son of the deceased, does not find his place in his parents’ wake. Given the lack of empathy of that adult universe towards a child who has just lost his parents, Tomás decides to approach him to try to help him emotionally in some way, despite not knowing how to act.

  • Pedro Segura
  • Pedro Segura
  • Diego Bassi
  • Pedro Segura
  • Benjamín Segura
    Key Cast
    "Society of the Snow" (2023) from J.A. Bayona
  • Bautista Aranguren
    Key Cast
  • Silvia Villazur
    Key Cast
    "Animal" (2018) from Armando Bo / "El amor menos pensado" (2018) from Juan Vera
  • Gonzalo Perera
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Un Abrazo
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    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
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    Black & White
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Director Biography - Pedro Segura

Argentinean. 31 years old. Film director and professional photographer. Lawyer from the Argentine Catholic University. In another life he worked half a decade in the Argentine financial sector.
In 2019, as his photographic series "El despertar" recounts, he suffered the death of a very close friend which led him to an existential and vocational crisis. left behind that life embarking on a path of dreams. To be able to live off what he loves. From the cinema.
He founded an independent film production company in Argentina and after working in production and preparing for a few years
He wrote and directed his first short film: “Un Abrazo”. While he works in the post production of it, he filmed his second short film. "Of Coward and wise" a silent western about a confrontation between two gunmen that disguises the problems of masculinity and the social pressure to which she was always subjected. This second film will premiere at the Almeria Western Film Festival in October of 2023.

Pedro is also a photographer and has been exhibiting three photographic series in galleries and museums in Spain and Argentina. One of them is about the "The Awakening" that he had with three friends after facing death. We leave you a link to the series. https://pedrosegura01.myportfolio.com/series

Education: Film Direction at the Septima Ars film and television school, Spain. Cinematographic direction workshop, UNAM Film Library, Mexico. Film Director, BONA Films, Argentina. Gaffer-lighting course, ECA, Argentina.
Different script writing workshops with: Celina Murga| Gabriel Medina| Nicholas Zukerfeld| Jazmín Carballo| Clara Picasso. Bilingual English with international certificates at Cambridge and Trinity Universities, London.

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Director Statement

Life is one. It breaks like an egg breaks. I wondered what I was doing with the only life I had. I decided to devote myself to what I love and what I have been studying with passion since I was fourteen years old. Cinema.

Since 2019, where I had that revelation, I live to make movies. I hope that "Un Abrazo" opens the doors for me to continue filming and get financing for my first feature film. Meanwhile, I will continue filming and preparing, to be able to live by telling stories. And I can say that in this life, I didn't look back and say, "I should have done this."

I have skills and tools to be able to take a leap in terms of the productions of my future films. "A Hug" was financed with three thousand five hundred dollars, all the savings I had. They all went to the equipment rental. I got about forty excellent technicians to join the project without having any budget. They trust in the project and in me.

Sundance is the festival that represents everything I love about cinema and for me it would be a dream come true to present "A Hug" there.