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Short Documentary

Desde Palma, a la vista del tiempo

(At the sight of time, from Palma Street)

The film explores the value of measuring time from the view of Luis Hernández Estrada (70), a clockmaker native of the hood of Tepito. Luis built “The spirits of time”, a monumental clock located in the street of Palma, in the Historic Center of Mexico City.  On the film he shows a space that preserves his most valuable memories and that captured his conception about the time and life itself, displayed in a spot of the everyday life in the center of the city.

Desde Palma, a la vista del tiempo screened in special shows, academic spheres and film festivals in Mexico and around the globe. It was first screened as part of the Mexico City International Documentary Film Festival (DocsDF) in 2015 and completed its distribution by Digital 104 Film Distribution on August 2017, after being shown in more than 25 venues around 12 countries. 

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Features Luis Hernández Estrada

Directed by Daniel Rodríguez

Produced by Miguel Hernández

Cinematography by Amanda Safa

Production assistance by Hazel Zamora
Sound mixing by Galaz Studios

Original Score by Ari Brickman

© 2016. Length: 12 minutes.

Full HD 16:9 aspect ratio.

S C R E E N S

Mexico City International Film Festival (DocsDF) as part of Reto DocsDF (DocsDF Contest)
October 21st, 2015 · Mexico City, MX

Xelhua National Short Film Fest Official Selection
December 8th, 2015 · Puebla, MX

Pachuca Short Film festival Official Selection
December, 2015 · Pachuca, MX

 

Creación Oaxaca Forum (FOCO) Exhibition
December, 2015 · Oaxaca, MX

Guadalajara International Film Festival Exhibition - as a part of Shorts up! section

March 5th, 2016 · Guadalajara, Mexico

Contra el Silencio Todas Las Voces Hispanic American Documentary Video and Film Festival Exhibition
April 16th, 2016 · Mexico City

Brownsville International Film Fest Official Selection
October 22th, 2016 · Brownsville, USA

Santacruz International Film Fest Official Selection
October 23th, 2016 · Santacruz, Bolivia

Minidoc Etnográfico Film Fest 2016 Official Selection
November 11th, 2016 · Polan, Spain

Tlanchana Film Fest
Official Selection

March 29th - April 2nd, 2017 · Metepec, MX

Golden Orquid International Animation Festival Official Selection
April 24th - 25th, 2017 · Deland, USA

Cine a la calle Fest
Official Selection

May 9th - 13th, 2017 · Barranquilla, Colombia

International Hall of the Light Official Selection
May 16th - 21st, 2017 · Bogotá, Colombia

Burien Film Festival
Finalist

May 16th - 21st, 2017 · Burien, Washington (USA)

Ciudades Reveladas

Official Selection
Fall 2017 · Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ouarzazate Film Festival Official Selection
Fall 2017 · Ouarzazate, Morocco

Open Eyes Film Fest

Official Selection
Fall 2017 · Marbug, Germany

Espacio Enter

Exhibition
Fall 2017 · Tenerife, Spain

 
 
 
 

Narrative short

Anya (Animal - Part 1)

(Animal Parte 1: Anya)

Anya deals with the recent passing of her mother while experiencing a new sensation of threat inside her own home.

Animal is a three part experimental narrative short film project that mixes live action, and proto-cinematic animation to explore human’s most primal responses against systemic violence, separation and fear to death.

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Directing, Editing · Daniel Rodríguez

Features: Pamela Rodríguez, Emilia Zeledón, Mauricio Flores

Production assistance on set · Laura Jiménez

Set Design & Make up · Regina Zavala Rivas

Sound Department · Alesia Karpeichik

Faculty Supervising · Robert Rowley, Sarah Lewison

Special Acknowledgments to Laura Tate, Connor Falson, and Jay Needham

© 2019. Length: 9 minutes. 4K 16:9 aspect ratio.

Narrative short

Imul (Animal - Part 2)

(Animal Parte 2: Imul)

Imul is an Indian teenager conflicted with feeling unable to show his real identity to the world.

Animal is a three part experimental narrative short film project that mixes live action, and proto-cinematic animation to explore human’s most primal responses against systemic violence, separation and fear to death.

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Directing, Editing · Daniel Rodríguez

Cinematography · Jamieson Deamer, Lauren Stoelzle

Features Kunal Das, Morgan Hughes, Damian Wagoner

Sound Department · Sarah Lewison, Ronnie Greiner

Set Design & Make up · Regina Zavala Rivas

Production assistance on set · Laura Jiménez, Mehran Mustafa

Faculty advising · Robert Rowley

 

© 2019. Length: 11 minutes. 4K 16:9 aspect ratio.

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Short Documentary

Querida 

(Dear)

Querida comes as the result of a personal and familiar mourning journey due to the passing of my grandmother, Clara, who died in 2017 after being disabled by rheumatoid arthritis for almost 48 years. The short film reconstructs passages of her life story departing from a series of letters she gathered through her life and kept for herself. The film is assembled through home video, archive footage, and selected literature pieces to realize that the process of discovering a person is never-ending, even when you thought you knew everything about her.

​Querida was shown at private gatherings. Deeply therapeutic, I acknowledge it as a piece of discovery and experimentation that brought me to the roots of my interest in film and lighted the way for the work I want to make in the future.

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Features Clara González Velázquez

Directed by Daniel Rodríguez

Camera work by Daniel Rodríguez, Diego Licea

Narrated by Gumaro González Velázquez

© 2018. Length: 28 minutes. 4:3 aspect ratio.

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Film - animation experiment

Balsas

(Excerpt)

BALSAS is an excerpt film piece created as part of the exploration exercises for my B.A. Thesis in Social Communication, which contrasted the subjectivity between the concept of legend on traditional narratives and the idea of nation spread in mainstream Mexican film and media. 

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Directed by Daniel Rodríguez / Jorge A. Vital

Animation by Daniel Rodríguez / Jorge A. Vital

Narrated by Rodrigo Alonso

© 2016. Length: 1 min.

Full HD 1:85 aspect ratio.

Dance-film experiment

EXHALE

(Excerpt)

EXHALE is an experimental dance-film excerpt sequence on the film section exercises for my B.A. dissertation in Social Communication, which explored the relationship of the concept of nation and political enunciation, connected to the many ideas of nation spread in Mexican mainstream film and media.

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Directed by O. Daniel Rodríguez / Jorge A. Vital

Cinematography by Octavio Daniel Rodríguez

Dancer: Ximena Fargas

© 2016. Length: 2:41 min.

Full HD 1:85 aspect ratio.

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