reConectar (reConnect)

After his wife's death, Gonzalo has been left on hold and alone. After an act of love, Gonzalo will do the impossible to reconnect with his past.

This short-film was written and created as a part of the Casa Ruth Hernández Short-film Contest, inspired by the frustration incited throughout the creative process. Gonzalo finds inspiration by reconnecting with his true love, art itself.

This films was made possible thanks to The School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico.

  • Ricardo Santana
    Director
  • Ricardo Santana
    Writer
  • Carlos Ayala
    Producer
  • Ruth Robleto
    Producer
  • Ricardo Santana
    Producer
  • Luis Enrique Romero
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    reConectar
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 28, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Puerto Rico
  • Country of Filming:
    Puerto Rico
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Primer Festival de Animación y Video: Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Mejor Video 2015
Director - Ricardo Santana
Director Statement

We live in contemporary times, where social, cultural, enviromental and even ethnic contrasts are visible in our society. Duality between two situations become the foundation for the conceptual development in my work. The camera becomes the medium to capture reality as I perceive it, it may be a socio-political aspect or even as simple as a light and dark contrast. My work expands not only through photography, but also on video, as a way to be able to construct a story and translate my concept in a visual matter.

Like a remembrance of my architecture studies, there is a growing interest in spacial intervention. The use of sculptural installation as a multidisciplinary medium, summarizes most of my interests as an artist into a work where I intervene both space and spectator feelings, creating an evident contrast between art and spectator.