Orpheize

UigiG needs to go out and feel, like his favourite film's star. His girlfriend, just like her, loves to smoke and enjoy the authenticity... but that’s before she ceases to exist.

  • Pedro Jaen R.
    Director
  • Pedro Jaen R.
    Writer
  • Pedro Jaen R.
    Producer
  • Aitor Sanchez
    Producer
  • Jose Gonzalez Granero
    Music
  • Libardo Cardozo Ch
    Sound
  • Carlos Andres Sierra
    Sound
  • Aitor Sanchez
    Key Cast
  • Araceli Budia
    Cast
  • Alba Peña
    Cast
  • Karlos Klaumannsmoller
    Cast
  • Antonio Velasco
    Cast
  • Mario Mayo
    Cast
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 23, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • CyBorg Film Festival
    Anghiari
    Italy
  • X Festival Joven de Cortometrajes de Huétor Vega
    Huétor Vega
    Spain
  • Dare Media UnderGround Short Film Festival
    Cork City
    Ireland
    August 27, 2015
    Irish Premiere
  • CERTAMEN DE CREACION AUDIOVISUAL DE CABRA
    Cabra
    Spain
    September 11, 2015
  • Trash Film Festival
    Varaždin
    Croatia
    September 11, 2015
    Croatian Premiere
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DEL CORTOMETRAJE "FIC"
    Alianza Francesa de Bella Vista, Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    October 13, 2015
    Argentinean Premiere
  • Acme Film Festival
    Longwood, Florida
    United States
    October 17, 2015
    North American Premiere
  • 4th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-15
    New Delhi
    India
    November 1, 2015
    Indian Premiere
  • Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Australia
  • Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Sueños de cine
    Madrid
    Spain
    November 19, 2015
  • Cortopatía
    Madrid
    Spain
    November 27, 2015
    Spanish Premiere
  • Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival
    Los Angeles, ca
    United States
    Winner, Award of Recognition: Short Film (SCI-FI), November 2015 Edition
  • TEXAS ULTIMATE SHORTS
    Texas
    United States
    Best International Sci-Fi Short NOMINATED (Dec 2015)
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
  • Wendy's Shorts

    United States
    Best International Sci-Fi Short NOMINATED (Dec 2015)
  • International Independent Film Awards - Fall Session
    Encino, CA
    United States
    Silver Award Winner: Directing
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 12, 2015
    Californian Premiere
    Winner Best SCI-FI ; Best Director Nominee (November 2015)
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DIGITAL EXPERIMENTAL DE ESPACIO ENTER CANARIAS
    Tenerife, Canarias
    Spain
  • Festival de cortos “Jose Francisco Rosado“ Pacas 3.0
    Pedro Muñoz
    Spain
    December 21, 2015
  • Goldensun Short Film Festival
    Zebbug
    Malta
  • Miami Independent Film Festival
    Miami Beach, Florida
    United States
  • iChill film fest
    Sampaloc, Manila
    Philippines
    Philippine Premiere
  • 12 Months Film Festival
    Cluj-Napoca
    Romania
    Fiction of the month Winner (2016 January edition)
  • Silver Dollar Film Festival

    Best Science Fiction
  • Shortfest International
    zebbug, na
    Malta
  • The Best Film Fest
  • Festival International du Court Métrage Clermont-Ferrand (Marché)
    Clermont-Ferrand
    France
  • Madhouse Movies Film Festival

    Best Sci Fi
  • Shorty Week Film Fest
    El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz
    Spain
    March 11, 2016
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival
    Houston, TX
    United States
    Gold Remi Award
  • Ukrainian International Short Film Festival
    Kiev
    Ukraine
  • Near Nazareth Festival
    Afula
    Israel
  • Festival de Cannes - Short Film Corner
    Cannes
    France
    May 18, 2016
  • The International Horror Hotel
    Hudson, Ohio
    United States
    June 12, 2016
    4th place winner in the short Sci-Fi category
  • Tlanchana Fest, Festival de Cine y Arte Digital
    Metepec, Estado de México
    Mexico
    June 16, 2016
    Mexican Premiere
  • Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
  • Moving Pictures Festival
    Antwerpen
    Belgium
  • The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
    Hudson, Ohio
    United States
    Honorable mention award
  • Move Me Productions Belgium - Short Film Festival
    Antwerpen
    Belgium
  • Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
    Fargo, ND
    United States
    September 30, 2016
  • Kortfilmfestival Kalmthout
    Kalmthout
    Belgium
    October 1, 2016
    Belgian Premiere
  • Slash and Bash Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival
    Topeka, Kansas
    United States
    October 8, 2016
  • Second Asia International (Wenzhou) Youth Short-Film Exhibition
    Suqian, Jiangsu
    China
  • Tenebra Film Fest
    Guadalajara, Jalisco
    Mexico
    October 14, 2016
  • Headline International Film Festival
    New Brunswick
    Canada
    Award of Excellence
  • Chandler International Film Festival
    Chandler, AZ
    United States
  • North American Film Awards
    New Brunswick
    Canada
    Best Sci-Fi
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival

    Winner Best Soundtrack / Music score ; NOMINEE FOR Best Narrative Short Film (October 2016)
  • Galactic Film Fest
    Beverly Hills, CA
    United States
    November 8, 2016
  • Linares Fantástico
    Linares, Nuevo León
    Mexico
    November 11, 2016
  • Canadian Diversity Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
  • IndustryBOOST Competition
  • BLOW-UP · Chicago International Arthouse FILM FEST
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    Best Narrative Short Finalist (Nominee)
  • MedFF
    Siracusa, Sicily
    Italy
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

    WINNER OF THE MONTH: BEST FILM OF THE MONTH (November 2016 edition)
  • Mundo De Sueños Film Festival
    Corpus Christi, TX
    United States
    December 3, 2016
    Texan Premiere
  • I Filmmaker International Film Festival
    Marbella, Malaga
    Spain
    SPECIAL MENTION
  • Bloodstained Indie Film Festival: Sci-Fi Horror Action
    Long Beach, CA
    United States
  • NYC Indie Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    Best Cinematography (December 2016)
  • 5th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-16
    Mumbai
    India
    December 21, 2016
  • Screen Short Fest 16
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    India
  • Sci-Fi Underground FilmFest
    Munich
    Germany
    February 12, 2017
    German Premiere
  • International Monthly Film Festival
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Nominated: Best Short Film, Best Cinematographer, Best Director (February 2017)
  • Red Corner Film Festival
  • Hollywood Screenings Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
  • Direct Short Online Film Festival
  • FantaSci Short Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
  • End of Days Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
  • OutlantaCon Short Film Festival
    Georgia
    United States
    May 13, 2017
    Best SciFi, Best Production Design
  • Underground Indie Film Festival - Horror Cult Sci-Fi Fantasy
    Apopka, Florida
    United States
    June 12, 2017
  • FLY Film Festival
    Enid, OK
    United States
Director Biography

Artist began a self-taught in 1996, after working with various magazines. At this stage, from 1997 to 2000, are a large number of CGI works, literary stories and his first short films. In 2000 he went to Madrid to study Audiovisual Communication at the European University, graduating in 2005. He worked on numerous short films, among them X-Y. He completed his learning with the director/producer Antonio Gonzalo, the prestigious scriptwriter Syd Field, and at the ECAM. Since 2007 he has shot several short films, among them Ophthalmos, Salvation and When it snows on the ice of hell, being selected and awarded in several festivals around the world, and attending some as prestigious as Cannes, San Sebastian or Sitges.

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Director Statement

“Orpheize” is a personal and symbolic short film, about a future where physical doesn’t exist, and everything is mental and telepathic. Anyway, the anguish of a person who needs to escape from it and to feel again. The essential of to recover the authenticity on a bitterly technological world, to feel the nature, physical contact, and even smoking without prohibiting it.