"A young Hispanic mother, in order to hide the fact that her 11 year old daughter’s pregnancy is a result of rape, takes advantage of the community belief that the young girl became pregnant miraculously."
Director: Carlos Prias Producer: Diego Sardi Running time: 12 minutes Format: Full HD Release date: 2017 Language: Spanish
Divina Niña takes place in a small Latin American town, lost in time and space, where a 11 years old girl is pregnant. Townspeople start worshiping her since they believe that her pregnancy is the result of a miracle without realizing that the truth is hidden inside the houses of that town.
Through this short film we want to talk about how sometimes in society when people find something that troubles them, instead of looking for the causes in themselves, they try to find an exceptional explanation for it. We come from cultures where society sometimes lacks of self-criticism. We want to tell this story to portray what could happen when we push this attitude to an extreme.
WRITER/ DIRECTOR - Carlos Prias was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Since he was a teenager was interested in books and movies. After completing his high school, he studied three semesters at the Universidad de los Andes musical composition program. However, following his need to tell stories, and following the path of several of his favorite authors and directors, Carlos began to study philosophy. In this undergraduate program, he learned several analysis tools he now uses to make or understand stories. During this period of time Carlos took several Art courses related to video, in which he directed some short films.
PRODUCER - Diego Sardi is a graduate student of the MFA in Creative Producing at Columbia College Chicago. He was born and raised in a rural region of Uruguay. While pursuing his Bachelor in Communications at the University of Montevideo, his passion became developing story ideas and having them come to life in film. Producing films: his calling. He graduated in 2012, with studies in film producing and organizational communication. After graduating, he received a Fulbright scholarship to pursue his graduate studies in film producing in the USA.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Alex has been telling stories through video for the past 6 years. He enjoys the unique challenges of expressing story and emotion visually, whether its capturing a rare moment in documentary or finessing the lighting in narrative. Over the years, Alex had opportunities to work for Emmy Award Winning Director, Jeff Spitz and Sundance Cinematography Award winner, Dana Kupper. Alex specializes in collaborating with directors as either a Director of Photography or Gaffer.