Kettling

Facing the 2020 pandemic alone, Carlo reaches boiling point.

When COVID-19 arrives in 2020, Carlo finds himself alone and confined to his home, where he has to deal with the mental and physical health struggles faced by many during the pandemic.

  • Alan Del Castillo
    Director
  • Alan Del Castillo
    Writer
  • Alan Del Castillo
    Producer
  • Alan Del Castillo
    Key Cast
    "Carlo"
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  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • One Location Film Festival
    Hermosillo
    Mexico
    September 10, 2020
    Wold Premiere
    Winner - Best Micro Short
  • Humano Film Festival
    Tijuana
    Mexico
    September 17, 2020
    Winner - Best "Planeta Humano" National Short
  • Moonrise Film Festival
    Hermosillo
    Mexico
    October 31, 2020
    Winner - Best Micro Short
  • European Film Festival Mainstream & Underground
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    October 2, 2020
    Winner - Best Actor
  • Zero Degree Film Contest
    Mohali
    India
    October 20, 2020
    Winner - Best Debut Filmmaker
  • Wallachia International Film Festival
    Bucharest
    Romania
    Winner - Best COVID Film
  • Open Window International Film Challenge
    Kolkata
    India
    Winner - Best Quarantine Film
  • Cift Festival of Toronto
    Toronto
    Canada
    Winner - Best COVID19 Film
  • MP Film Awards

    United States
    March 7, 2021
    Winner: Best Performance
  • 1st Monthly Film Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    Winner - 2nd Best Quarantine Film
  • Latino & Native American Film Festival

    United States
    April 22, 2021
    Winner: Best New Filmmaker
  • LAHFF London Arthouse Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    Winner: Best Achievement Award
  • Bharat International Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    Winner: Best Covid Cinema
  • ADIFF - Actor & Director Awards
    Saint-Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    May 31, 2021
    Winner: Best Male First-time Director
  • Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival
    Manchester
    United Kingdom
    March 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Art Film Awards
    Skopje
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    March 30, 2021
    Winner: Honorable Mention
  • Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Rhode Island
    United States
    Semi-Finalist
  • Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    May 25, 2021
    Nominee: Best Actor/Best Trailer
  • Top Indie Film Awards
    Tokyo
    Japan
    February 6, 2021
    Nominee: Most Terrifying/Nominee: No Budget Spirit
  • Vortex
    Estado de México
    Mexico
    September 24, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Florence Film Awards
    Florence
    Italy
    Winner Honorable Mention: Actor/Super Short Film
  • Venice Film Awards - Monthly Competition
    Venice
    Italy
    Official Selection: Super Short Film
  • European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA)
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    Semi-Finalist
  • Prague International Monthly Film Festival
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Finalist: Short Film/Director Short Film
  • Košice International Monthly Film Festival
    Košice
    Slovakia
    Finalist: Short Film/Director Short Film
  • Crown Wood International Film Festival
    Kolkata
    India
    Official Selection: Short Film
  • Cine del Mar 13
    Punta del Este
    Uruguay
    Official Selection
  • FICKIN Festival International de Cinema de Kinshasa
    Kinshasa
    Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
    November 10, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cine FENACIR
    San Luis Potosí
    Mexico
    Semi-Finalist
  • Refugees Welcome Film Fest
    Berlin
    Germany
    Official Selection
  • 11th Undergorund Cinema Short Film Awards
    Dublin
    Ireland
    November 7, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Piriápolis de Película 17
    Piriápolis
    Uruguay
    Official Selection
  • International Art Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 20, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Canadian Cinematography Awards
    Toronto
    Canada
    Semi-Finalist
  • Anatolia International Film Fetival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    October 23, 2020
    Finalist
  • New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA)
    New York
    United States
    Semi-Finalist
  • Golden Bridge Istanbul Short Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    October 23, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Mumbai International Cult Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    December 5, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Hidalgo Film Fest
    Pachuca
    Mexico
    November 26, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Rolling Ideas
    Targu Mures
    Romania
    Official Selection
  • FFTG Awards
    New Yoyk
    United States
    Official Selection
  • 16 Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    Official Selection
  • LatinUy 12
    Punta del Este
    Uruguay
    Official Selection
  • GRACE International Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    Official Selection
  • Gandhara Independent Film Festival
    Karachi
    Pakistan
    Official Selection
  • Le Prince International Film Festival
    Caracas
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Official Selection
  • CINEGATE Film Festival & Aurora Crystal Awards
    Berlin
    Germany
    Official Selection
  • International Film Festival of Ahmednagar
    Ahmednagar
    India
    March 5, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • London Indie Short Festival of 24 Frames
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 16, 2021
    Official Selection
  • New York Istanbul Short Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    January 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Iconic Images Film Festival

    Lithuania
    January 20, 2021
    Finalist
  • MLC Awards
    Wisconsin
    United States
    March 22, 2021
    Nominee
  • Moinho Cine Fest
    Porto
    Portugal
    April 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Vesuvius International Film Festival
    Campania
    Italy
    February 27, 2021
    Official Selection/Finalist
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Tequila
    Tequila
    Mexico
    April 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • OBT - Only the Best Film Awards
    Miami
    United States
    May 5, 2021
    Official Selection/Finalist
  • Niagara Falls International Short Festival
    Niagara Falls
    United States
    March 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • GIMFA - Gralha International Monthly Film Awards
    Curitiba
    Brazil
    September 1, 2021
    Winner - Best Costume Design
  • International World Film Festival
    Kosice
    Slovakia
    June 30, 2021
    Officlal Selection
  • Couch Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    June 30, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • RTF Realtime International Film Festival
    Lagos
    Nigeria
    July 20, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
Director Biography - Alan Del Castillo

Alan Del Castillo began studying acting at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in the UK. In his native Mexico, he also studied Acting at Asociación Mexicana de Cineastas Independientes (AMCI) and Method Acting with René Pereyra. He studied dubbing with Esteban Siller (SIGE Produciendo) and took directing workshops with Luis Mandoki (Sociedad de Directores).
As a film actor, Alan has been directed by Gabriel Retes (La Revolución y los Artistas/La Réplica), Armando Casas (Malacopa), Peter Greenaway (Eisenstein in Guanajuato), Paul Weitz (Bel Canto), Sam Mendes (Spectre), Leonardo Arturo (Cometa), among others.
On TV, he has appeared in series such as El Señor de los Cielos, Falsa Identidad, Aquí en la Tierra, Run Coyote Run, Sr. Ávila, Monarca, El Dragón, and Cuna de Lobos.
His first project as director, Kettling, has achieved Official Selection and won Awards in multiple film festivals and is currently on the 2021 longlist for an Ariel Award nomination (Mexican Film Academy).

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Director Statement

When COVID-19 reached Mexico in March 2020, I, like most actors, found myself out of work. To make my time in lockdown useful, and to depict the mental and physical health struggles faced by many, I wrote and shot "Kettling" in isolation.