Experiencing Interruptions?


Felix is an 11-year-old boy who plays ball all day. Through his imagination, he begins to perceive that things are not going very well in his house.
One Sunday in 1991, his mother called him and his 13-year-old older sister Gemma to go find her father. Felix understands that his father got a job on Mars.
On Gemma's bicycle, they travel the streets of Santos Places, encountering an impoverished and strange neighborhood while, Félix imagines the different possible jobs that his father is going to do on the distant planet.
They finally find his father in a bar. Only after two days, on a Tuesday, Felix understands his confusion, but somehow he is already beginning to glimpse the difficult world in which adults live.

  • damian GALATEO
  • Joaquin Zelaya
  • damian GALATEO
  • damian GALATEO
  • Joaquin Zelaya
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Papá consiguió trabajo en Marte
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    aventura, ciencia ficción drama
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    13 minutes
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    digital 2k
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Director Biography - damian GALATEO, Joaquin Zelaya

Joaquín Zelaya:
Born in the city of Buenos Aires, I studied at the Technical School, and later at the National School of Fine Arts, Prilidiano Puyerredon (EX Una). I started my professional work.
I worked in different film productions, such as the film "Anima Buenos Aires", directed by María Veronica Rodriguez (Obra Postuma de Caloi), and productions for TV.
Make animated sequences for the documentary films "Lord of the Dinosaurs" and "MIMITA"
I worked as Art Director, storyboardist and digital composer in the animated feature El Patalarga, directed by Mercedes Morerira.
I also have a few shorts and video clips. As well as participation in several individual and collective exhibitions my facet as an illustrator.

Damián Galateo:
He is a librarian. He writes and films.
He has several short films including Cocinero, Diario Íntimo, Small People, Enjoy, etc.
In public poetry the books Niño Dow, Ax to cut heads, both by Guacha editora.
Together with Joaquín Zelaya, in 2019, they won the production of the animated short film Dad got a job on Mars. Also, with Zelaya as a cartoonist, they published Pornography in French editions.
He is currently releasing his first feature film Terror Familiar, a documentary with fictionalized parts, with subsidy from INCAA.
His work tries to investigate between the limits of fiction and reality, between the private and the public.

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Brief history of the creation of the short film
Daddy got a job on Mars

It all started with the premise of writing a children's story. How difficult it is to narrate for boys and girls was the first intention. And to develop it we went as the narrative progressed, assembling a collage with real material, archive photographs and photos of the characters and places of the true story. Later, Joaquín Zelaya put together the characters, the settings, always mixing drawings with documentary material and clippings taken from various graphic formats. This is how we end our first illustrated story. Afterwards, we developed the animated short film and presented the INCAA animation contest. Once the award was received, we got to work with a whole team to give life to our little animated adventure that has been in the making for more than five years.