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6 of the funniest short films from around the world, including the critically acclaimed Shark by Nash Edgerton, and works from 3 Pendance alumni. You've never quite seen comedy like this at Pendance before. With director Q&A afterwards.

Natural selection says that only those who adapt will survive. What if humans have become stupid?

Director Biography - Carlos Gómez-Trigo

Carlos Gómez-Trigo (Madrid, 1981) In 2007 he studied Filmmaking Direction and Production in Barcelona. There he shoots “Clase de baile”, a school practice, which allows him to win the 2009 Young Artists of Castilla-La Mancha Competition.

After shooting two documentaries in India, Carlos goes back to Madrid, where he works as a producer and director of commercials.

His previous short film, Maelstrøm (2017), has more than 160 official selections in international festivals, winning several awards for best short film, acting or sound.

Director Statement

The idea of Survivers is surged from conversations with friends, midway between exchanging cheap philosophy and personal jokes; the realization that we have become an apathetic society, both physically and intellectually. Stretching this concept to the extreme and looking at it through a moral lense, a question comes up: a society that has thrown away its ability to do great things, would it deserve a second chance to survive?

With that premise, I wanted to create a situation where humanity is given the option to press the reset button. The idea of a cataclysm survived by only three geeks (who in turn are underdogs in our current society) allowed me to set the scene for humanity to prove itself worthy of a second chance. But, and there always is a but, among the characters there is a growing impatience to remove the helmet that protections them. This decision so simplistic but crucial will answer the questions if humanity deserves a second chance.

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  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Country
  • Director
    Carlos Gómez-Trigo
  • Cast
    Alex Moreu, Stephanie Magnin, Maarten Dannenberg,