Private Project

A letter for Raul

Benjamín records a film for Raúl Ruiz, to whom he tells his concerns and his wishes to become a worthy filmmaker of the deceased recipient. While Benjamín narrates his visual letter, shots from his trip to the South of Chile with his family are shown, from a intime and nostalgic point of view.

  • Benjamín Fuentes Contreras
  • Benjamín Fuentes Contreras
  • Benjamín Fuentes Contreras
  • Rod Saez Chavez
  • Cristian Cárdenas
    Music Supervision
  • Benjamín Fuentes Contreras
  • Rod Sáez Chávez
    Sound Design
  • Ignacio Cabrera
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Carta para Raul
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Essay, Tribute, Arthouse
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Distribution Information
  • Cintamani Films
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Benjamín Fuentes Contreras

Benjamín Fuentes Contreras is a Chilean film director who has made his films by his own hands and money, both in his college short films and in his rising professional career. His films Igor (2020) and "Hannah" (2021) shows his personal experiences as a victim of bullying at school and college.

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Director Statement

A letter for Raúl was filmed without any previous preparation. I wanted to show my own fears and desires to become a great filmmaker. The idea was to show this short film to deceased Chilean film director Raúl Ruiz, who is one of my main influences. I was inspired by Cofralandes and The Solitudes because of their authentic vision of Chile. But I put a little of my heart and made something more personal and familiar to me. I think the heart is the main tool of every human being to remind us what is important.