I’ve mentioned previously that I really enjoy short films.

Short time frame + emotional impact = AWE

It’s also a great way for people with loads of talent and originality to generate some attention for bigger projects.

This latest gem comes from Ricardo de Montreuil, a Latin film maker based out of Peru. He’s been making waves in TV and film with his work for a while now, most notably his film La mujer de mi hermano, which garnered the largest release and the highest opening box-office gross ever for a Latin film in the US.

Summary: Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him.
The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles.

The Raven's director: Ricardo de MontreuilA little derivative I’ll grant you, but I get the feeling that there’s more to this than meets the eye.  The buzz  surrounding this film is reminding me a little of the industry noise generated by District 9 this time last year. Oh, guess how much it cost to make it? $5,000 US. That is pretty impressive in and of itself.

I’m hoping that de Montreuil will go the same route as Neil Blomkamp (Alive in Joburg – 2005, District 9, 2009) and Shane Acker (9 – 2005, 9 – 2009) who took their shorts and expanded them into a feature length films.

There are rumors that this is the first in a series of short films, but I haven’t been able to confirm that yet.

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