Savages!

Three explorers find themselves in a fight for cultural superiority in the South American jungle.

  • Diego Marquez
    Director
  • Diego Marquez
    Writer
  • Manuela Todeschini
    Producer
  • Diego Marquez
    Producer
  • Andres Castillo
    Key Cast
    "Herbert Hayes"
  • Elisabeth Staak
    Key Cast
    "Barbara Barnes"
  • Miles Messinger
    Key Cast
    "Melvin Miller"
  • Luciana Marquez
    Key Cast
    "Loise LaGrange"
  • Rodrigo Doyle
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Jacques"
  • Elisabeth Staak
    Cinematography
  • Diego Marquez
    Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Silent, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Dominican Republic
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:44
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 3rd Venezuelan Art Fair
    New York
    United States
    June 9, 2023
    Official Selection
  • London International Monthly Film Festival 2021
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 9, 2021
    World Premiere
    Winner: Best Director
  • Hollywood Verge Film Awards 2022
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 18, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Diego Marquez

Born in Caracas, Venezuela. Diego Marquez aims to deliver a sardonic viewpoint of the world through film. He is a Bard College film graduate, and has worked as a director, editor, actor and writer in many films of different genres; ranging from comedy and drama to thrillers and horror.

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Director Statement

“Savages!” is an allegory about the destructive nature of progress under the guise of a silent adventure film. The purpose is not only to comment and raise questions on the concept of culture and civilization, but also to shine a spotlight on how film as a medium fits between the two aforementioned concepts.

Culture has, is, and will always be changing; Civilization will continue to chart a path towards the improvement of the human race. However, progress is sudden and violent. And sometimes, great misdeeds have been made for a long-term improvement. It is the sum total of the repeating cycles of human history; much like the repeating cycles of the film’s plot.