Mantis

Mantis is a crazy bitch, cruel and ruthless who moves around the country with the purpose of hunting the men on her list. Their identity is an absolute mystery, and national authorities advise men not to leave home alone and to avoid talking to women they do not know.

Lucas, indifferent to the news on the radio, finishes building one of his airplane models. Suddenly, there's a knock on the door...

  • Hugo Fernández
    Director
  • Hugo Fernández
    Writer
  • Paris Silva
    Producer
  • Hugo Fernández
    Producer
  • Alejandra Guilmant
    Key Cast
    "Mantis"
  • Emmanuel Lapin
    Key Cast
    "Lucas"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Women, Thriller, Crime
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 6, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Red, Anamorphic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:40
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • ARFF YEARLY AWARDS
    International
    Nominated
  • ARFF PARIS
    Paris
    France
    Best Short Film February
  • Golden Earth Film Awards
    International
    Best Short film
    Winner
  • MP Film Awards
    International
    Best Short film - Jury Award
    Winner Season 6
  • MP Films Awards
    International
    Best Performance
    Actress
  • Lund Fantastic Film Festival
Director Biography - Hugo Fernández

Film and advertising director and screenwriter, Hugo has successfully created original campaigns for major national and international brands, receiving numerous awards.

Since childhood, always carrying any kind of camera, Hugo feels special devotion to the storytelling and is passionate about portraying the broad spectrum of human emotions with dedication and subtlety, no matter what gender it is.

He stands out for his sensitivity, creativity and imagination, and he's algo characterized by a fresh, versatile and contemporary narrative language, a mixture of his cinematographic, artistic and musical influences.

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Director Statement

We still have many issues to ensure real gender equality and justice protection for woman against sex criminals. At this day, thousands of women continue to suffer all kinds of sexist violence worldwide at home.

Mantis emerges from this simple premise:

What would happen if the fear of suffering a sexual crime belonged to the male gender?

This shortfilm narrates the moment in which "Mantis", a serial killer who is convinced that dismember unjustly acquitted rapists is the right thing to do, meets Lucas, her next name on her list.

You are all invited to enjoy our beloved shortfilm that, as life, has a bit of everything: comedy, drama, mystery, humanity, sarcasm, tenderness and savagery.

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20% of the money raised by "Mantis", and their future exploitation rights, will be destined to organizations which support victims of sexual crimes and gender equality.