A Film by Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz


It’s been several days of cross-country for Miguel and his father. Despite of them walking deep into the wild, they can’t find any animals to hunt. Exhausted by the boorish demands of his traveling companion, Miguel enters the forest during the night, finding a strange monster that dwells there. The boy decides not to reveal the episode and hide the fear he begins to experience. Miguel is torn between his deepest fears and the desire to be a “real man” as dictated by his father, putting his own identity and nature in question.


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    Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz

    "Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz is a Chilean filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. His work explores morally troubled characters through the language of horror, fantasy and psychological thriller.

    His latest work, the horror/drama short film "Hombre" was presented at the New York Film Festival 2017, the Stockholm Film Festival 2017 and Seattle International Film Festival 2018 among many others. The short film was also awarded "Best Iberoamerican Short Film" in Elche's Independent Film Festival (Spain) and won the "Prix Courtoujours" at the 30es Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse (France).

    After graduating in 2013 as a Bachelor in Social Communication and Audiovisual Director from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, he founded Pajareza Films where he is currently developing several feature length projects.

    In 2017 Juan Pablo was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship to study a Master of Fine Arts in the United States. He is currently living in Los Angeles, California enrolled in the Directing Conservatory of the American Film Institute."

Awards + Festivals

    40th ELCHE'S INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Elche, Spain) July 20, 2017
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LA SERENA - FECILS (Official Selection, La Serena, Chile)August 10, 2017
  • SANTIAGO FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE - SANFIC (Official Selection, Santiago, Chile)August 23, 2017
  • FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES RODANDO EN BICICLETA (Official Selection, Amalfi, Colombia)September 20, 2017
  • FESTIVAL DE CINE DE VIÑA DEL MAR - FICVIÑA (Official Selection, Viña del Mar, Chile)September 7, 2017
  • 55th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL - NYFF (Official Selection, North American Premiere, New York, NY, USA)September 30, 2017
  • MARINA DEL REY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)October 6, 2017
  • 28th STOCKHOLM INTERNATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Stockholm, Sweden)November 8, 2017
  • CINETORO FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE EXPERIMENTACIÓN (Official Selection, Toro, Colombia)November 22, 2017
    30º CINÉLATINO - RENCONTRES DE TOULOUSE (Official Selection,Toulouse, France) March 25, 2018
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 27, 2018
  • SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seattle, USA)May 27, 2018
  • LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -LALIFF (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)July 23, 2018
  • SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)October 13, 2018
  • NEW FILMMAKERS LOS ANGELES (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)October 20, 2018
  • 9th MEME PAS PEUR FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Saint-Philippe, Réunion)February 20, 2019
  • 2nd SAINT-PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)February 14, 2019
  • 9th CÓRTEX SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sintra, Portugal)April 4, 2019
  • 22nd CINE LAS AMERICAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austin, TX, USA)May 1, 2019
  • 14th DER PHANTASTISCHE TRASHFILM - FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kassel, Germany)May 3, 2019
  • 5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • 14th HARLEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)May 16, 2019
  • HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - SPRING SEASON (Finalist, Carson, CA, USA)May 17, 2019
  • * 13th SORSICORTI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palermo, Italy)May 27, 2019
  • 6th FIRENZE FILMCORTI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Firenze, Italy)May 30, 2019
  • 3rd BUDDHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 4th STILL VOICES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, Ireland)August 15, 2019
  • 13th PENTEDATTILO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Reggio Calabria, Italy)September 19, 2019
  • 11th SAN FRANCISCO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)September 20, 2019
  • 18th MACABRO INT'L HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)September 21, 2019
  • GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)October 7, 2019
  • 3rd ANATOMY CRIME AND HORROR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)November 1, 2019


Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
María Ignacia Melo & Maximiliano Scheleff
Director of Photography
Matías Illanes
Art Direction
Francisca Celume
Costume Design
Francisca Celume
Tomás Arias
Javiera Velozo
Sound Design
Tomás Arias
Carolina Cortés


Franco Tapia
Daniel Candia
Eduardo Reyes


Running Time
21 min 11 sec
Shooting Format
Cinema DNG
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068



Maximiliano Scheleff
Pajareza Films



Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz