Custom made mannequin

What are you willing to do to fit in?
Paloma is a teenage girl who lives every day on her social networks and aspires to unattainable standards of beauty because she feels dissatisfied with her body.
One day, while checking her inbox, she finds a video that her best friend sent her, explaining how to get the body of your dreams in 3 easy steps. With your reflection in the mirror and your mannequin as a guide, you begin following the video's advice to get the body you want. However, the cost of your choice will go beyond just an extra view in the algorithm.

  • Axa Dariana Saavedra Herrera
  • Axa Dariana Saavedra Herrera
  • Aura Ximena Jasso Mosqueda
  • Eryn Elías Téllez
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Maniquí por encargo
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    Fiction, Feminist
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    335,376 MXN
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    Yes - Tec de Monterrey
Director Biography - Axa Dariana Saavedra Herrera

A remarkable student with a Bachelor's degree in Communication at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City campus.

Her interests lie in the juxtaposition of audiovisual production and social issues. Among her areas of expertise are sports, health, and cultural studies, which she has explored through podcasts, works of fiction and documentary videos, as well as written essays, reports, and photography.

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Director Statement

"I wrote "Maniquí por Encargo" because I had an eye on the beauty and fashion industry which pointed to this rising tendency on size 0 again. I bare witness the normalization of eating disorders. And I consider it's an old issue that still resonates within today's society. So I believe this medium is the only way to effectively reflect on these problems."