Motemei

When the Autumn arrives to Santiago of Chile, a mysterious character appears and every Saturday at dusk, goes to sell his product on the streets.
Laura, a teenager of the neighbourhood, feels a deep fear about him because of a child trauma.
One day she decides to confront it, unaware this decision could lead her to come face to face with the death.

  • Ignacio Álvarez Irigoyen
    Director
  • Ignacio Álvarez Irigoyen
    Producer
  • Irene Olson
    Key Cast
    "Laura"
  • Matilde Bascuñán
    Key Cast
    "Antonia"
  • Claudio Álvarez
    Key Cast
    "Víctor"
  • Isabel Zapata
    Key Cast
    "Ana María"
  • Alberto Torres
    Key Cast
    "Matías Mendes"
  • Francisco Sandoval
    Camera
  • Diego Torres
    Audio
  • Rodrigo Castillo
    Soundtrack
  • Ignacio Álvarez Irigoyen
    Writer
  • Matilde Irigoyen
    Aditional Voice
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Motemei
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 19, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Chile
  • Country of Filming:
    Chile
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Ignacio Álvarez Irigoyen

Ignacio Alfredo has a love for cinema since he was a child, recording short films with his toys and simulating movie scenes. However, at age 16 he began to perform them in a more professional way. Today at 18, he is studying film at the University of Chile and has more than 10 genre short films to support him.
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Ignacio Alfredo desde pequeño ha sentido amor por el cine, grabando cortometrajes con sus juguetes y simulando escenas de películas. Sin embargo, a los 16 años comenzó a realizarlos de manera más profesional. Hoy con 18, se encuentra estudiando cine en la Universidad de Chile y cuenta con más de 10 cortometrajes de género que lo respaldan.

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Director Statement

This short film was made in December 2018, when Ignacio was 16 years old.

©2018 Ignacio Álvarez Irigoyen. All rights reserved.