The Dam

Sylvia spends her days lovingly caring for her quadriplegic husband until, one day, her friend Tina takes her on a double date that will shake up her world.

  • Pablo Finkelstein
    Director
    Sangre Azul
  • Isidro Escalante
    Director
    Primerizos
  • Pablo Finkelstein Isidro Escalante
    Director
  • Isidro Escalante
    Writer
    Primerizos
  • Pablo Finkelstein
    Producer
  • Isidro Escalante
    Producer
  • Lucas Flores Piran
    Producer
  • Emily Perkins
    Key Cast
  • Moti Margolin
    Key Cast
  • Sonia Zavaleta
    Key Cast
  • Pablo Finkelstein
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Pablo Finkelstein, Isidro Escalante, Pablo Finkelstein Isidro Escalante

Filmmakers and best friends from Argentina, currently based in New York.

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Director Statement

We are driven by our passion for crafting intimate and emotionally resonant stories, We believe that small crews and contained narratives are fundamental to building a sustainable and healthy ecosystem for filmmaking. Our approach on this short film is a blend of American and Argentinan cinema, fusing the classic structure and magical elements of the former with the character-driven realism of the latter.
The inspiration for THE DAM came from Isidro's personal experience of supporting his brother-in-law during his recovery from a severe horse riding accident. As a psychologist, Isidro witnessed the depth of the relationship between his brother-in-law and his wife. This experience inspired him to write a script that reflected their emotional complexities.