Te Recuerdo Amanda

Inspired in the song "Te Recuerdo Amanda" by the Chilean songwriter Víctor Jara, tells the story of Amanda, a young worker whose horrible reality is completely transformed one day when a mysterious flower appears in her path.

  • Adrián Velázquez Ramos
    Director
  • Elsa Soledad Martínez Aguilera
    Producer
  • Fermín Resines de la Garza
    Producer
  • Fermín Resines de la Garza
    Art Director
  • Adrián Velázquez Ramos
    Writer
  • Adrián Velázquez Ramos
    Storyboard
  • Fermín Resines de la Garza
    Storyboard
  • David Eduardo Arriaga Catalán
    Backgrounds
  • Diego de León Olvera
    Backgrounds
  • Edgar Ernesto Garza Escobedo
    Backgrounds
  • Diego de León Olvera
    Characters
  • Fermín Resines de la Garza
    Characters
  • Adrián Velázquez Ramos
    Props
  • David Eduardo Arriaga Catalán
    Props
  • Diego de León Olvera
    Props
  • Edgar Ernesto Garza Escobedo
    Props
  • Fermín Resines de la Garza
    Props
  • Adrián Velázquez Ramos
    Animation
  • Ariel Juárez
    Music
  • Adrián Velázquez Ramos
    Sound
  • Adrián Velázquez Ramos
    Compositing
  • Adrián Velázquez Ramos
    Film Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Te Recuerdo Amanda
  • Project Type:
    Animation
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 MXN
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Adrián Velázquez Ramos
    Country: Mexico
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Adrián Velázquez Ramos

Adrián Velázquez Ramos is a young animator from Monterrey, Nuevo León. Graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey in the summer of 2018, his career started at Mighty Animation Studios as a remote Setup artist for the tv animated series “Sadie Sparks”. Nowadays he still works at Mighty as freelancer and in other studios from Guadalajara, Jalisco like Mako Animation Studios and Axolotl Studios in the creation of animated short films. "Te Recuerdo Amanda" is his debut short film in which he seeks to continue getting involved with the national and international animation industry. His dream is to direct an animated movie until then he will continue creating short films and being part of the animation industry.

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Director Statement

It all started in the classroom, a final project based on the ideas of Víctor Jara in his song Te Recuerdo Amanda as a visual product. The need to continue with the project was such that we continued after graduating, the purpose was to polish it enough to be presented at film festivals. The ideas that Víctor presented in his music, the environment in which he lived, and the tragic conclusion of his life are elements that must be remembered. A reality painted in his lyrics that many Latin American countries lived or still are living. We fuse the of ideas of Victor’s lyrics with our own vision in a more industrial environment such as our city of origin, Monterrey. This short visual is a combination of animation in a comic style with rough brushstrokes and backgrounds and objects made of photographs that shows our city. It is an animated collage guided by the plot of a tragic and beautiful story. During the production of the short, we discovered this aesthetic that needed the story and the importance of the music that brings tone and ambiance to a certain scene and the use of symbols from the song’s lyrics like the flower and Amanda herself. We are proud of our short film, we hope you like it and at the same time cause the same social discomfort that Víctor wanted to transmit in his music.