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Knock on wood for Christmas

Ovidi, a seven-year-old boy, and his "tió”, a Christmas log named Ramón, spend their first Christmas Eve at the home of his father's girlfriend Veronique's French family. The presence of the "tió" will threaten the family's stability. At Christmas, it's better to knock on wood.

  • Max Calvera Vernet
  • Max Calvera Vernet
  • Marc Pujol del Rio
  • Sebastian Mery
  • Marc Velasco
    Key Cast
    "Carles "
  • Hugo Morenilla
    Key Cast
    "Ovidi "
  • Anna Casas
    Key Cast
    "Veronique "
  • Jorel E
    Key Cast
    "Jacques et Pere Nöel "
  • Enric Cusí
    Key Cast
    "Marius "
  • Montse Miralles
    Key Cast
    "Marie "
  • Alexandra Duytsche
    Key Cast
    "Pauline "
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Al Nadal toca fusta
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Catalan, French
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - ESCAC
  • Sitges Film Festival
    October 8, 2021
Director Biography - Max Calvera Vernet

Max Calvera Vernet was born on April's 8th 1999 in Barcelona (Spain). He has graduated from directing and filmaking in ESCAC (Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya) with an scholarship of excellence . He's first shortfilm "Al Nadal toca fusta" (Better knock on wood) has been screened in festivals such as Sitges International fantastic film festival, Fantosfreak and Barciff. He has also won awards and special mentions in other festivals such as Acocollona't, and FantBoi. He has been working temporarily in Barcelona's film producing companies Life & Pictures and Ikiru films.

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