In the Beginning

An experimental film retelling of the Mexica creation myth of the Fifth Sun. The Five Suns is the Mexica creation myth. There were four suns before our own and different deities served the Sun at different times.

  • Mariana Acosta
  • Estefania Ambriz
  • Mariana Acosta
  • Lili Bernardo
    Key Cast
  • Christian Chahin
    Key Cast
    "Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca"
  • Christopher Batres
    Key Cast
  • Nicole Cordoba
    Key Cast
  • Estefania Ambriz
    Voice Talent
  • Jacky Boes
    Voice Talent
  • Adrik Pasco
  • Lana Hagog
  • Mouna El Malahi
    Assistant Director
  • Mariana Acosta
  • Fernando Fuentes
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - De Anza College
Director Biography - Mariana Acosta

Mariana Acosta is an international film production and animation student born and raised in Mexico, passionate about cultural representation and content creation for media. She has over four years of experience as an independent multimedia creator who has recently started a career in film and animation to contribute with a diverse perspective, develop new narratives and unique characters.

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Director Statement

In the Beginning is a contemporary retelling of the Mexica creation film of the Fifth Sun. This experimental film that connects the diversity of Mexicans and Mexican descendants with their indigenous roots and mythology.