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Encaged Love

A Stop Motion Short film that follows the innocence of a child who migrates in order to find his mother, little does he know the evil that awaits him. This fable touches upon the topics of migration, family separations at the border, and the incarcerations of children in cages.

  • Carlos Mendez
  • Carlos Alberto Mendez
  • Carlos Alberto Mendez
  • Ralf Lichtenberg
  • Alicia Estrada
    Story Board Artist
  • Davin Duhamel
    Production Design
  • Margarita de Los Angeles
    Costume Designer
  • Amitai Angor - AA VFX
    Visual Effects
  • Sunari VFX
    Visual Effects
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Photography 24fps ,
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  • Film Color:
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Director Biography - Carlos Mendez

Creator :
Carlos Alberto Mendez Velazquez
Is a DACAmented filmmaker born in Mexico City residing in Los Angeles CA since three years of age. Carlos has worked on live television shows, News stations, directed live sports, documentaries and short films. Carlos graduated from CSULB in 2016 with a Bachelors in film and television studies. His filmography has won Best picture awards under campus film festivals, his work has been recognized in a variety of media outlets; such as, Univision, Telemundo, EFE, Uproxx, La Opinion and many others. He has dedicated his filmography to telling the stories of the undocumented community. Carlos is the founder of UndocuCinema an organization dedicated to advocate and support for undocumented artist in the television and film industry, he created this platform to mobilize and bring light to the many artist who find themselves without any support. He is currently working in a new documentary ‘ Con Mascaras y Sin Papeles, and his first stop motion short film ‘ Encaged Love’ both of these new projects deal with immigration issues under the current political climate. Last year Carlos became a founding member of a new organization called Latinx In Animation (LXIA) , he and a group of other latinx creators came together to help create opportunities for minorities who are interested in a career in animation.

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Director Statement

Carlos plans on creating a film festival dedicated towards enlightening the filmography of undocumented filmmakers in the near future, and help provide scholarships for those DACA and undocumented scholars pursing a career in the Arts.