Experiencing Interruptions?

My Family's Postcards

Is death the endpoint in a person's story?
“My Family’s Postcard” is an exploration of the past and present of a family that originated in two different countries: Japan and Mexico. With the coincidences that were marking the life of the director.

  • Hideki Onodera
  • Hideki Onodera
  • Hideki Onodera
  • Hideki Onodera
  • Jun Obana
    Original Music
  • Osiris Gil
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Postales de mi Familia
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Autobiography, Family
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Universidad de la Comunicación
  • Watersprite Student Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 4, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Watersprite Student Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 4, 2022
    Audience Award
Director Biography - Hideki Onodera

Hideki Onodera Montaño

Born in Mexico and of Japanese descent, he studied and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Film at the Universidad de la Comunicación in 2021.

He worked in directing and editing educational/cultural videos for the Mexico Japanese Association and the Japan Foundation, in various positions in professional productions such as the videoart "Novacene", the film "No Porque me Enamoro", as the editor for the MexFutura's music video "Rasgar / Entre Restos", as a producer, director, and editor for social networks videos for the International Nikkei Youth Event Vibra Joven and in various positions in student short films.

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Director Statement

This short film is an exploration of my history and my family's story. Trying to understand the question "where does our story begins and ends?".

I've always believed that we're here thanks to those who came before us and every day we're writing a new page on our story in hopes that those who will come after us tell our memories.

No one is really gone as long as we keep telling their stories and keep the memories close to our hearts.