HUNGRY SUB

Every year, Alma enters the Other Side to see and feed her deceased couple Airon who is losing his humanity but this year will be different because Alma is ready to move on with her life and Airon is about to know why.

  • CLAUDIA HERNÁNDEZ BARRAGÁN
    Director
  • ANTONIO BARRÓN TORO
    Writer
  • ANTONIO BARRÓN TORO
    Producer
  • VALERIA MORALES VILLAMIL
    Producer
  • EDUARDO FERRACINI BASILE
    Producer
  • ABHINANDAN MURALI
    Producer
  • JULIA HACKSTAFF
    Key Cast
    "ALMA"
  • FILIPÉ LARSSON
    Key Cast
    "AIRON"
  • JACK DUARTE
    Key Cast
    "DARK SILHOUETTE"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 16, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    755 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony XDCam HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    21:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - CLAUDIA HERNÁNDEZ BARRAGÁN

Claudia Hernández Barragán, from the beautiful city of León Guanajuato, Mexico. Graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey with a bachelor’s degree in Animation and Digital Art and international experience studying Film at UWM, U.S. and at UTS, Australia, allowing her to perform in a multicultural environment. Her passion for movies took her on a journey to Vancouver, where she is currently studying Film Production at Vancouver Film School. She has been involved in projects as a producer, director, and assistant director due to her organizing skills, optimism, and leadership.

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Director Statement

HUNGRY is a story inspired in the Mexican tradition The Day of the Death, I felt very connected to the story since the beginning, as I am Mexican and this is one of my favorite traditions. Mexicans are not afraid of the death, they embrace and laugh at it. It is believed that once a year, all our relatives that have passed away, come to visit us and spend time amongst us, it is a time for family and friends to pray and remember their beloved people who have died and help support their spiritual journey.

HUNGRY gives a twist to this tradition, where instead of the souls to come to the real world, it is the living people that go and visit their beloved ones that have passed to the other side, not to remember them but to say their final goodbye and let go.

In this short, I want to portray some elements of this beautiful and colorful tradition, combined with a dark world where all kind of souls inhabit, souls that haven‘t been able to continue with their spiritual journey.

For the look of the film, I found inspiration in the movie INSIDIOUS, where you feel someone that is not human is watching you and wants to get you, as they crave for people with light. Stranger things also played a key role in the look of the short film, as I was looking for a black void where you are not able to see anything or anyone around you. Under the skin was a reference on how to display the monster, as I only wanted to have a silhouette, because I believe the less you show, the more the people can imagine, and they create their own image of the monster in their heads.