Plantae

A man struggles to survive in a hostile post apocalyptic environment, facing an unprecedented lack of resources. He must make a choice in order to preserve life on earth.

  • Rafael Altamira
    Writer
    Early Breakfast, Dispara, Toy Guns.
  • Rafael Altamira
    Director
    Early Breakfast, Dispara, Toy Guns.
  • Antonio Bayardo
    Producer
    Smoke with me, Dispara, Raquel, Loser in turn, The wating
  • Erick Flo
    Key Cast
    Toy Guns
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, environmental, fiction, mexican
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Silafest 2015
    Veliko, Gradiste. Serbia
    September 5, 2015
    Serbian Premiere
    GRAND PRIX
  • ECOFILM 2015
    Mexico City
    October 7, 2015
    CDMX premiere
    3rd Place
Director Biography - Rafael Altamira

MFA graduated from NYFA in 2009 and later BFA in Audiovoisual

Production in Guadalajara (2014). He has particiated and won

two consecutive editions of the Vide en Corto International

Film Festival (2011 and 2012). He's most recent work was as DP

in Luis Fernando Peña's most recent film "Toy Guns" (In post

production).

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Director Statement

Our planet is a gift to all of us who inhabit it. Every species on this planet has coexisted for thousand or even millions of years with the environment. But not mankind, we as a species exhaust natural resources, endanger animals and pollute our own environment. Right now if a forest is in our way to build a road we tear it down, if an animal’s parts are considered valuable we annihilate their race for profits, we even poison our own water supplies just to dispose of industrial toxic waste.

We are not yet at the point of no return, but we have seen the signs. Our constant climate change causing hurricanes and natural disasters of proportions we have never seen before, are just warnings of a planet trying to heal it self before it is too late. I made this short as a message to anyone who is listening. Right now we tear down a tree just because it stands in our way, when the trees are gone it will be us giving our last drop of water to them, in the hopes of regaining the most important thing that keeps us alive, our breath.