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Don't forget to look at the stars

Santiago is an 8-year-old boy who wants to undertake an unimaginable journey to the moon and the stars, but his mother, who does not want to lose her only son, will frustrate his plans to avoid him and who, by not being successful, will be forced to accept his departure.

  • Aaron Hernandez Martinez
  • Aaron Hernandez Martinez
  • Aaron Hernandez Martinez
  • Nancy Trujillo
    Key Cast
    "The mother"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    No olvides mirar las estrellas
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Student
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 18, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes
  • FICCMA - Festival Internacional de Cine de Ciudad Madero
    Ciudad Madero
    Best Dramatic Short
Director Biography - Aaron Hernandez Martinez

Aarón Hernández Martínez is a sound engineer, musician and writer. He student of the Bachelor of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Arts at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes. He studied different musical instruments for 7 years at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, which has given him the opportunity to create his own soundtracks. He has participated in a wide variety of school work and created several speech spots for the Government of the state of Zacatecas in Mexico.

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Director Statement

Since I was a child, I have been a fan of everything related to space, stars, moons and planets. From there the idea of creating a story was born. One day, while having lunch with my girlfriend, in the cardboard box of my juice they challenged me to create a story in less than 5 minutes. From that moment came the idea of a child willing to do whatever it took to get to space and fulfill his dream, just like mine.
By giving it some adjustments, I came to relate it to death and how difficult it is for someone to accept the loss of a loved one. Although it seems like a sad short film, I would say that it is not, on the contrary. It is joyful and to a certain extent comforting to know that Santiago no longer suffers and can finally rest in peace in the place of his dreams. Her mother on the other hand, who, although she mourns her death sadly, knows that she has her little angel watching over her from the stars.