Bobby The Monster

Bobby is a monster who always tries to be liked by other children. Although he always performs good deeds he constantly fails and ruins his chance to have friends. One day he meets Zorry, who will help him cope with his problems opening up a new way to see the world.

  • Liye Rivera Melo
    Director
  • Liye Rivera Melo
    Writer
  • Ricardo Montañez
    Writer
  • Ricardo Montañez
    Producer
  • Israel Espinoza
    Director of Photography
  • Raúl Rivera Melo
    Sound Desing
  • Raúl Rivera Melo
    Music
  • Liye Rivera Melo
    Art Direction
  • Livan D' Rivera
    Digital Animation
  • Samantha Alcantar
    Editor
  • Liye Rivera Melo
    Stop Motion Animation
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Bobby el Monstruo
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Aceptance, Children, Kids, Comedy, Human Rights, Tolerance, Stop Motion, Animation
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
    Mexicali, Baja California
    Mexico
    October 21, 2019
    Mexico Premiere
    Official Selection
  • SHORTS MÉXICO - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de México
    Ciudad de México
    Mexico
    September 7, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Villanueva Showing Festival
    Madrid
    Spain
    May 12, 2020
    Europe Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival (GUKIFF)
    Guro-gu, Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    July 9, 2020
    Asia Premiere
    Semi-Finalist
Director Biography - Liye Rivera Melo

Liye Rivera Melo has a bachelor's Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Production in CUT University of Tijuana, (2020).

During 2016-2017 as a photographer she had exhibitions in various galleries in the region of California like Self Help Graphics & Art in Los Angeles and the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach.

In 2018 she opened Rooftop Audiovisual Studio, an audiovisual production company for local bands where she worked as photographer, video editor and producer.

She also produced short films like the documentary “Enclave Caracol” (that screened in the festival Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces; 2018), narrative fiction “Un día en la vida de” which was part of the official selection in the San Diego Latino Film Festival 2019.

She debuted as a director with the stop motion short film “Bobby the Monster” (2019) that screened in Seoul, Guro International Kids Film Festival (GUKIFF), Villanueva Showing in Madrid, Spain, and Shorts México in Mexico City (2020).

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Director Statement

At least once we have all been like Bobby, different and with difficulties to adapt to our social context. It is through play that we are able to generate friendship placing us in a common ground where empathy and reciprocity naturally emerge. Cinema is a medium with the potential to produce this type of consciousness and acceptance. In this sense, the process of working with frame-by-frame animation, paint and paper clippings, permits to communicate with warmth new social representations with items available to everyone.