The Ramírez Head Horror Story

Ramírez's spirit cries out for justice and vengeance...and he won't rest in peace until he does.
13, March, 1876: Was born Francisco Ramírez, Supreme Leader of the Republic of Entre Ríos. He was assassinated and beheaded on July 10, 1821 at the age of 35.

His severed head was displayed on the tip of a spear at the death camp. It was then sent to López, who had it embalmed and displayed in a cage at the Cabildo de Santa Fe, later displaying it on his desk as a paperweight.

The work shows the courage, determination and bravery of a group of women from the environment of Francisco Ramírez, the Supreme Entre Ríos, determined to recover his head.

The head of Francisco Ramírez, 200 years later, still does not appear.

  • Lucio V Stoppello
  • Daniel Go Rebolledo
  • Lucio V Stoppello
  • Raúl Eusebi
    Key Cast
    "General Francisco Ramírez"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 23, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    7,250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • World Photography Awards 2023
    Official Selection
  • Nikon Film Festival
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Lucio V Stoppello

Lucio Stoppello is a filmmaker, director, producer. Audio / Video engineer with 30 years of experience recording content for radio, television and advertising. Author, musician and composer. Discographic producer. Photographer. Plastic artist, draftsman, designer and digital artist.

Lucio V has created soundscapes, sound effects, SFX, foley, soundtracks, teaser and trailers, scoring for series and movies.

Soundtrack arrangements on the WestWorld and Bridgerton series, featuring pieces recorded by Spitfire Studios, with their Symphony Orchestra and BBC London Symphony Orchestra. Products created with the best composers and performers in the world, at Air Studios, Abbey Road or SA Recordings.
Member of the Association of Sound Engineers. Since 2012 Mixing with the Masters: Michael Brauer, Eddie Kramer, Tony Maserati, Joe Chiccarelli, Hans Zimmer, Ed Cherney, Sylvia Massy, Steve Albini, Manny Marroquín, Jack Joseph Puig, Greg Wells, Timbaland, Larry Klein, John Powell , Jack Antonoff, Bob ClearMountain, Rafa Sardina, Finneas O'Connell, John Greenham, Al Schmitt, Andrew Scheps, Chris Lord-Alge, Andy Wallace, Alan Parsons, and Alan Meyerson.

His most recent intervention in graphic content and digital art (banners, flyers, posters) for Warner Pictures' "Black Adam" (2022) with Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan and a stellar cast.
Before, he intervened pieces of "The Dark Tower" (2017) with a soundtrack by Junkie XL. Soundtrack arrangements, music, lyrics and SFX for Bleeding Fingers on a master piece by Hans Zimmer "Destiny's Door" (2012).

He attended the international film festivals in Berlin, CANNES, Biennale Cinema di Venezia, San Sebastián, the Golden Globes and Academy Awards ceremony in 2017 and 2018. In 2020 and 2021 he participated via zoom and stream in these events.

In film and production he has had master classes from directors such as Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Spike Lee or Judd Apatow, Jodie Foster and several master classes with Werner Herzog. At Cannes 2017 he attended a masterclass with Clint Eastwood.

The same year he met the maestro Ennio Morricone at the 59th Grammy Awards. Cinema legends, such as the great Alessandro Alessandroni great teacher who composed more than 40 legendary movie soundtracks and countless archival works.

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Director Statement

This film is a unique dramatic musical. Set on a single stage, it was filmed in two Theaters in 1850, with the audience in the seats, the orchestra in the foreground, sound engineers and technicians.

Colorimetry directly affects the sensations, feelings and contexts that the director wants to express to the audience. It brings drama and darkness to the plot.

The film's photography has a treatment to age the color, and another to convert each frame to black and white (there is also a sepia version and an experimental one with colored photography).

Recorded in a single take, it was filmed with a static, front-facing camera. This film, shot in sequence, has tricks, Gaussian blur, bokeh and saccades. “It's like spreading a translucent material like a veil over the image, which softens everything.”

Innovative and original in terms of the script and book. Between each of the fragments (11 shorts, series), as well as between them and the whole, there are obvious relationships, very close ties.

The obviousness of the relationships between the fragments is given by a logic that decisively privileges causality, centered on the characters. Causality, consequence, clear psychological motivations, desire to overcome obstacles and achieve objectives, in this case, recovering the severed and embalmed head of Francisco Ramírez are the driving forces of this classic film.

It is a one-piece, dramatic, markedly narrative film, in which all the cinematographic elements were subordinated to the narrative.

This production evokes the Golden Age of cinema. It is a piece of classic cinema. It is not a recreation. It is a new classic work for film, theater, TV and new media, adaptable to multiple formats.

This flexibility is due to a great script and all the composition.

More than 40 people worked with great professionalism on this theatrical film production. Thanks to actors and actresses. A very talented cast.

In “film noir”, the stories usually revolved around mystery, crimes and corruption. In these films, the character of the “femme fatale” was common, a type of female character who uses her sexuality to confuse the protagonist.

La Delfina is the femme fatale, brave, determined and Colonel, an outstanding soldier of her time, desired and loved by the Supreme of E.R. to death.

Its premiere will be in 2024. It is our contribution to the Centennial of the Golden Decade (30 - 40). A glorious era, which, like today, was born from a great crisis. Historical drama was also important at this time and was responsible for the creation of several productions.