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EL ARBOL

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DIRECTOR

Guillermo Arias Fernández

RUNTIME

5 Minutes

COUNTRY

Chile

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SYNOPSIS

Luis, a lonely and tormented old man, manipulates death-defying magic to summon his deceased wife. By collecting the bleeding trunks he will create a ritual that will lead him to the root of his love, but he must decide between life and death to obtain it eternally.

DIRECTOR STATEMENT
Through the search for visual language, the term "Trash Motion" was born because most of my works are elaborated with waste left by the free fairs that are set up in my childhood neighborhood. A place where I've been experimenting with animations for years and it has become my workshop.

I feel that stop motion is a tool that has a lot to offer when using it, whether for recreational, professional or even mental health purposes, because it is a different way of perceiving reality, it takes us out of our thoughts for a few moments, as if time stopped, and quoting Guillermo del Toro who said that "we give hours of our lives for seconds of life to inanimate objects" I find him pretty right. In that place, where we animators inhabit, time does not exist, it becomes a simple law, which has to break to find an unknown universe"

DIRECTOR BIO
Guillermo Arias (26) 3D animator, specialized in stop motion, with 5 years of experience in the audiovisual field.
He has worked in stop motion music videoclips such as "Thin Thing" by The Smile, "Canal de resistencia" by Canto del agua and
the claymation videoclip "Mono en llamas" by Cardumen.

He has collaborated with Chilean directors Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña and his team in the look development and animation for Ari Aster's new film "Beau is afraid", for the production company A24.
And he was in charge of the animation and stunt team in the pre-production and shooting of the second feature film of the duo "Los Hiperbóreos" where he was in charge of the creation and animation of the puppets.

Currently in charge of the diffusion of the short film and his debut feature "El árbol". Horror thriller in stop motion at 1:1 scale, made mainly outdoors.

CAST and CREW

Director/Producer - Guillermo Arias Fernández