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El Gigante

WINTER FILM AWARDS 2016 NOMINEE - BEST HORROR SHORT FILM

  • 2015
  • Canada
  • 14 mins
  • Spanish

Winter FEAR Awards Horror Film Competition

Gigi Saul Guerrero , Luke Bramley
Raynor Shima
Edwin Perez, David Forts, Mathias Retamal, Nisreen Slim, Adelita Rockhill, Devyn Dalton, Indiana Dean, Arlina Rodriguez, Alexa Marie, Luis Javier

After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando (Edwin Perez) awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. He attempts to escape, but is surrounded by a sadistic family, who watch him with hungry eyes. The only chance for Armando’s survival in this hellish nightmare is to last in a wrestling match against the most terrifying villain of all: GIGANTE!

Born and raised in Mexico City, Gigi moved to Vancouver BC, where she graduated with honors with her B.A. in Motion Picture Production at Capilano University’s “Bosa Centre for Film and Animation”. Gigi has always held a passion for entertaining, whether it being acting or storytelling. Guerrero is now commonly known for her gritty “Tex-Mex” style with a touch of grind-house gore in her filmmaking.

Awards

Horrorvision (Spain) – 3rd Place Winner / Best SPFX
Heavy Hitting (Canada) – Best in show / Best Sound Design
Rio Grind (Canada) – Best Canadian Short Film / Best Cinematography

About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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