The Air Caves

Three friends narrate the legend of the caves of the air, an ancient place near a small town where people seem to dissapear mysteriously. As first it seems like pure superstition, but as they enter the cave the friends will experience the legend firsthand.

  • Uriel Reyes
    Director
  • Uriel Reyes
    Writer
  • Alejandro Coahuilazo
    Producer
  • Liss Ponce Nava
    Producer
  • Aarón Mendoza
    Key Cast
    "Gonzalo"
  • Andy Jurado
    Key Cast
  • Julio Ilhuicatl
    Key Cast
  • Jorge Carmona
    Cinematography
  • Emilio Bazán
    Music
  • Victor Estrada
    Sound
  • Rodrigo Moreno
    Production Design
  • Rodrigo Datolli
    Editing
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Las Cuevas del Aire
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 26, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Escuela Nacional de Artes Cinematográficas (ENAC-UNAM)
  • Shorts México - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    September 2, 2023
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Escuela Nacional de Artes Cinematográficas (ENAC-UNAM)
    Distributor
    Country: Mexico
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Uriel Reyes

Uriel Reyes
(Ciudad de México, 1998)
Soy un cineasta independiente nacido en el sur de la Ciudad de México. Estudié la licenciatura en cinematografía en la Escuela Nacional de Artes Cinematográficas (ENAC – UNAM), donde trabajé en varios proyectos de ficción y documental, y me especialicé en las áreas de dirección y producción. Actualmente me encuentro en el desarrollo de mi tesis fílmica.

También me dedico al teatro, el live cinema, el arte generativo, la docencia, y fui miembro del jurado joven del Festival Black Canvas en 2022.
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I am an independent filmaker who was born in the south side of Mexico City. I studied in the National School of Cinematographic Arts (Escuela Nacional de Artes Cinematográficas-ENAC) UNAM, where i worked in several fiction and non-fiction projects, and I specialized in the direction and production departments. I am currently working on my thesis film.

I also work in theatre, live cinema, generative arts, docency, and I was a member of the young jury in the Black Canvas Film Festival in 2022.

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Director Statement

En este cortometraje se basa en leyendas populares y su representación en el imaginario popular. La leyenda se visualiza de dos formas diferentes. La primera es narrada según la tradición oral en un momento cotidiano. La segunda vez se recrea el mundo de la leyenda a través de las atmósferas audiovisuales que solo en el cine se pueden lograr.

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This short film shows is based in popular legends and its representation in the popular imagination. The legend is visualized in two different ways. The first is narrated according to oral tradition in a daily moment. The second time the world of legend is recreated through the audiovisual atmospheres that can only be achieved in the cinema.