The City of Shadows

A strange creature calls upon Kai's door and helps her venture inside a gaunting and unkown world where she will face her herself.

  • Sara Zamora
  • Io Ximena Molina
  • Sara Zamora
  • Sara Rodriguez
    Key Cast
  • Esteban Saravia
    Production Design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Ciudad de las Sombras
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 16, 2023
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  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - SAE Institue Mexico
Director Biography - Sara Zamora

Sara Zamora is an animator based in Mexico City, born in November 2000. She studied Digital Animation and VFX at SAE Institute Mexico, graduating in October 2022. She loves drawing, art and how animation has no limits and can convey so much emotion.
Since she was little she has loved creating new stories and worlds that make you connect with your emotions and fears.
In 2021 she started making her student graduation film called The City of Shadows that is starting to participate in festivals around the world. She is currently working as a Producer in an animated documentary and 2D freelance animation for different projects.

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Director Statement

With this film I wanted to create a world and a film that inspires people to always search for connection and projects that challenge us to be the best versions of ourselves. I hope I can reach a lot of people and continue to make wonderful projects like this.