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Mateo, a fatally ill fisherman, asks his young son, Samuel, for a final wish: to return a shell necklace back to the sea. Will Samuel obey his orders or will Samuel challenge the natural order in life.

  • Philip Escobar-Jung
  • Philip Escobar-Jung
  • Manuel Escobar
  • Camila Reus
  • Julio Ramos Velez
    Key Cast
  • Pilar Valdés
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Puerto Rico
  • Country of Filming:
    Puerto Rico
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35 mm
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Intuition Earth Filmfestival
    Austria, Stall
    April 1, 2023
    Austrai Premiere
    Winner Best Film Soundtrack
  • Cult Jury Film Fest
    April 1, 2023
    India, Pondicherry
    Winner Best Original Score
  • Rome International Movie Awards
    April 19, 2023
    Nomination Best Original Score
  • 8 & Halfilm Awards
    Rome, Italy
    April 30, 2023
    Winner Best Original Score
  • Goldspire International Film Festival
    April 23, 2023
    Winner Best Original Score
  • New York Cinematography Awards
    New York, USA
    United States
    April 29, 2023
    Winner Best Original Score
  • Montreal Shorts International Film Festival
    Montreal Canada
    April 29, 2023
    Winner Best Soundtrack
Director Biography - Philip Escobar-Jung

I was born in the beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. My mother is German, my father is Panamanian, so I guess I am a Puertorrican mixed dog of sorts. I consider myself a universal citizen with very strong Puertorrican roots.

I went to a Jesuit High School in Puerto Rico and then studied a BA in Political Science at PRINCETON UNIVERSITY in New Jersey. I studied Law in Puerto Rico, and went in between to the New York Film Academy in 1996, where I got my first taste of Filmmaking. I finished my law degree in 1999 and left the next day to Germany to pursue my dream to become an artist and filmmaker. I never liked being a lawyer! I moved to Germany, studied fiction film direction and advertising direction at the renowned ACADEMY OF TELEVISION AND FILM of MUNICH (HFF MUNCHEN). There I shot fiction short films, ads, documentaries and my diploma short film "AURORA" (24 mins, fiction, anamorphic) which has won numerous prizes and is currently doing Festivals around the world. ​

For me, film is a way of expressing my ideas, and desires. It is a way of showing that I am "Alive and Kicking", as The Simple Minds would say. In terms of aesthetics, the filmmakers that influence my visual style the most are: Krysztof Kieslowski, Stanley Kubrick, David Fincher, Ridley Scott, Jonathan Glazer, Robin Kempe-Bergman, Chris Cunningham, Michael Mann, Zhang Yimou, Jacques Audiard, Julio Medem, Christopher Nolan and David Lynch. They are all great in their own kind of way.​​

I love sports: surfing, basketball, tennis and everything beach-related. My heroes: Kelly Slater, Michael Jordan, Roger Federer, Muhammad Ali. And not to forget. I was born on an island, so the ocean is my second home.​ "See you in the water", as we say in Puerto Rico.

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