Dante

Dante
Short | 5 minutes 40 seconds | 2015 | Peru

SHOWTIME: 5:50PM(All times are subject to change)

When Dante faces his destiny, he finds more than one obstacle. Even on a lifelong friend.

Directors
Diego Alonso Sarmiento Herencia

Producers
Julia Gamarra Hinostroza

Key Cast
Telmo Arévalo Hidalgo

Director: Diego Sarmiento Herencia

I don’t know what led me to wanting to become a director. Was it the “short” i made with motorized toys and my dad’s old camera? Was it the publicity, my dad’s profession and a world that surrounded me all my life? Or was it the movies I watched on Betamax when nobody was there?

Anyway. I had a yearning, and from it my will to study filmmaking was born. The will to spend five years studying at San marcos University to have stories to tell my friends. The will that made my travel to NY to study more with the idea of finally becoming the director of my own live. To tell stories… Or simply to tell.

[ES]
No sé qué me llevó a querer ser director. ¿Fueron los “cortos” que hacía con juguetes motorizados y la vieja cámara de mi papá? ¿La publicidad, de la que viví rodeado toda mi vida? ¿O las películas que veía a escondidas en el Betamax de la casa?

En todo caso habían ganas y de ellas nacieron mis ganas de estudiar cine. De pasar cinco años en la Universidad de San Marcos para tener historias que contarle a los amigos. De viajar a la New York Film Academy y especializarme en cine digital con el afán de ser el director de mi propia vida. De contar historias. O de solo contar.

Director’s Statement

[ENG]
My understanding of storytelling comes from structure and rhythm; from knowing that each little moment is a part of a greater moment and from my faithful belief that every detail is important, because in them you find the spices for a great story. That’s why I call myself a director, musician, writer but above all, I’m a storyteller. I’m passionate about telling stories.

[ES]
Mi entendimiento de la narrativa parte de la estructura y el ritmo; del correcto manejo de los momentos como partes de un todo y de la fiel creencia de que cada detalle importa, pues en ellos está el condimento de toda buena historia. Por eso digo que soy director, músico, escritor pero sobre todas las cosas, soy un narrador. Me apasiona contar historias.