Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"We Are In This Together" Short Film Showcase

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Since the coronavirus pandemic started, there have been many turns of phrase that have been repeated ad nasueum. One of those is the well-intentioned (or is it?) phrase "We Are All In This Together." I decided to look at those words and think about things a bit more intimately, changing it to "We Are In This Together." These stories are about partnerships: marriage, significant others, and the like. As with the short film block about families, you will see that some films will address this phrase with irony, and others will address it with sincerity. All of them use human bonds as the center of either anxiety or hope.

Carmen, a woman of the 50s, feels lost. After forty years of marriage, she needs to silence the remorse she have been in since her husband suffered a heart attack. Without his hittings and beatings, how does she know if she is still a good Christian?


Director: Saúl Gallego Mateo, studies audiovisual production at the CPA Salduie (Zaragoza). He did his internship, as a Meritorious Director, in Paula Ortiz's film "From your window to mine" and Pablo Aragues hires him as Assistant Director in his film "Road to Wacken" and his short film "Guilt tightens more triggers". Afterwards, he shoots the short film “Smile” (Best Sound Award at the 36hsf festival) and the video clips “The night we kill the Barman” by Decalles (nominated for Best Aragonese Video Clip 2011) and “Light Music” by Mister Hyde (national Mondosonoro cover). With the script of “El llanto” he won the CPA Salduie Film Club Contest and after shooting the short film, he would obtain several selections and the Award for Best Aragonese short in the Segundo de Chomón contest. He traveled to the capital and studied Film Directing at the ECAM (Madrid School of Cinematography and Audiovisual). There, his final degree project "Room Service" obtained more than 50 selections (several of them international) and several awards.

  • Year
    2018
  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Country
    Spain
  • Director
    Saúl Gallego Mateo
  • Producer
    Javier Llovería