Mamacita

A man who likes to harass women in the street will be taught a lesson when a mysterious woman invites him to a motel.

  • Tessie Garduño
    Director
    Monkey's Paw
  • Tessie Garduño
    Writer
    Monkey's Paw, Tiburón
  • Mark Dedden
    Producer
    Monkey's Paw
  • Juan Antonio Saldaña
    Key Cast
    "Marcelo"
    A Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Diana Carranza
    Key Cast
    "Chris"
    Sicario
  • Carlos Pelayo
    Key Cast
    "Dunkel"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mamacita
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Thriller, women, independent, drama
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 2, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 MXN
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico, Netherlands
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Festival de Cine Mexicano Tamatán
    Tamaulipas
    Mexico
    October 5, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Best of Latin America Short Film Festival
    California
    United States
    September 22, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Festival Itinerante Cine en mi Barrio
    Colombia
    Colombia
    October 3, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cine Libre Internacional
    Colombia
    Colombia
    November 27, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Quetzal International Film Festival
    Toluca
    Mexico
    December 11, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cinema Estudantil de Guaíba
    Brasil
    Brazil
    December 3, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Tessie Garduño

Tessie Garduño is a Mexican filmmaker, graduate of UAB (Barcelona). She also studied Film and Media in Germany and France. These international experiences have influenced her projects by focusing in "universal" stories. She has worked as screenwriter and editor in documentaries and short films. She had her debut as Director in the short film "Monkey's Paw" in 2018.

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Director Statement


Street harassment is often overlooked and classified as “exaggeration”, as something normal. But even if it is normal, why should something like that be accepted if it makes another person feel unsafe, disgusted and scared?
I’m Tessie Garduño, director of “Mamacita”. I spent my college years in Spain and Germany and when I came back to Mexico, I was shocked. I got used to wear anything I wanted without fear of being intimidated in the street, but in Mexico City, the situation was different.
I believe we, as Filmmakers, have both the great chance and responsibility to create change. With “Mamacita”, I brought together passionate people who love this project and want to see a change. By exposing this subject, we want to open a dialogue with the audience. To show what’s happening and how bad it is. This way, we can as society, look for solutions.
“Mamacita” is a short film for people tired of harassment, violence and crime. I hope you enjoy this short as much as we enjoy making it.