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Written and Directed by NEITH SENTIS


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Written and Directed by NEITH SENTIS


 
 

Synopsis

Looking for a house where to start a family, a couple arrives at an old tiny village hidden in the Catalonian Pyrenees. The sole inhabitants left there after the exodus of young people to the cities, effusively welcome the new guests. Now, the elder community needs to find new members, that willing to stay will bring the place to life again. They will have one last chance to change the tragic destiny of disappearing in the shadow of the mountain.

 

 
 
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About us


About us


 

About us

In the Shadow of the Mountain is a psychological thriller inspired by the current depopulation of the countryside.

The short film started the international festival circuit last October. Since then it has been selected in several festivals in Spain, UK, Russia and Poland, and has won awards for Best Short Film, Audience Award and Runner-Up for Best Actress for Elise Solano in Dirigo Festival in Bristol in the United Kingdom.

The short film, produced by the Northern Film School, was filmed on location in the Catalonian Pyrenees, Spain, where the writer/director is from.

This adventure began when a group of international students traveled from Leeds, United Kingdom to Malpàs, in the north of Catalonia to film their Masters graduation project. The project had the support of the local community and the Pont de Suert Council. Some of the local villagers collaborated with the film, appearing as supporting actors. An interesting film experience that mixed professional actors, crewmembers from different countries and locals during a week of filming.

 
 
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The Cast


The Cast


The Cast

 

 

Elise Solano

Elise Solano

Elise graduated from the Barcelona School of Acting, Nancy Tuñón & Jordi Oliver. At the age of ten, she started appearing in popular Catalan television series such as Nissaga de Poder and El cor de la ciutat.

When she was thirteen she starred for the first time in the television series Rosa, la Lluita. During many years of her professional career, she has lead for different short films and theatre plays. Some of the latest relevant projects she has worked on are a risky play of Microteatro por dinero and a web series where she shared the screen with renowned actors of the Catalan television industry.            

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damià Plensa

Damià graduated from the Barcelona’s acting school, Col.legi del Teatre in 1999 and since then he has participated in many specializing courses and workshops during his career. 

He has worked for worldwide renowned theatre companies such as La Fura dels Baus and for directors such as Abel Folk, Tornaz Pandur or Francisco Suárez, from many others. He has also had the opportunity to play in big theatres as La Beckett, El Teatro de Mérida and El Gran Teatre del Liceu. He has performed for television movies and series of TVC, TVE and Antena3 TV as El tiempo entre costuras, Jet Lag, No estás sola, El cor de la ciutat or Mirall trencat.

 

 

 

 

Montse Ribadellas

Montse started her career after she graduated at Escola d'Actors de Barcelona acting school in 1978. Since then, she has participated in several acting courses and workshops and has worked in theatre, television and cinema.

Some of her latest projects she has gotten involved in are the theater plays El torturador arrepentido of Carlos Salem, El bon malalt directed by Luis Elies, La Pluja by Helena Gràcia and the bittersweet comedy Molta Merda! by Jaume Nadal. In television, she worked on the series Dejate de vu of Xavier Garcia and Xofre Blesa. Recently, she played main roles on Joan Frank Charanssonet films as Regression Post Panic Film, Ànima and Doctrina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enric Cervera Ral

Enric started his career when the 1960's Independent Theatre wave and graduated at the Barcelona Theatre Institute in 1974. He debuted in TVE Catalunya with Pell vella al fons del pou of Manuel de Pedrolo, directed by Roger Justafré and started his career on the big-screen with La ciutat cremada by Antoni Ribas. In 1975, he debut in the Professional Theatre with Mixtura indiscretament mòbil of Manuel de Pedrolo in Teatre Capsa de Barcelona theatre. He has written several plays and has adapted and translated different projects for theatre. From 1989 to 2009, he also worked as an editor for magazine Entreacte and other publications of the Professional Actors Association of Catalonia.

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Meet the Crew


Meet the Crew


Meet the Crew

 

Neith Sentis - Writer / Director

Written and Directed by Neith Sentis

Neith started her career in the Television Industry after she graduated in Broadcast Media at Lleida University and Advertising and Public Relations at UOC. She worked as a Reporter at Lleida TV in Spain, where she directed and produced the show Llanterna Digital in 2009. She also directed the documentary Understanding the Normality, broadcasted in the same local channel in 2008. She specialised in Directing with a Masters from the Northern Film School in UK, where she made the short films Trapped at Home and Ms Rose and her graduation film In the Shadow of the Mountain. Previously, she wrote and directed the short films Zoofilia and Neighbors and co-directed the documentary Tarragona's Chemical Industry.

 

 

Produced by Laura Torenbeek

Laura is a Dutch filmmaker, currently living in the UK. She started studying Audio-visual Media at the Utrecht School of the Arts, with the main focus on directing. She has currently graduated from the Northern Film School in Leeds, where she directed her own film Leaves in Fall, produced In the Shadow of the Mountain and co-produced Beyond the Blue. She has worked as a video-assistant on two feature films in the Netherlands and has done an internship at film production company The Bureau in London for three months. She has made several short films and her previous film, Paper Island, has currently completed the festival circuit and has been shown at various festivals.

 

 

Cinematography by Juan Sebastian Diaz Santaella

Juan is a Cinematographer graduated at the Northern Film School in United Kingdom, who won the Colombian Ministry of Culture’s Fund to produce the 3D animation short film, Defectuoso. The film was screened at national and international festivals and won the best digital short film award at the 12th Olympia International Film Festival for Young People in Greece in 2009. He also directed the show Soles y Vientos and the documentary series Voces de Familia for Colombian television. He worked in postproduction for the broadcasting company, RCN TV. During this time, he worked on several independent projects as a Cinematographer and Post producer. He was the Colourist for Colombian feature film Apatia, una Pelicula de Carretera, screened at festivals worldwide.

 

Edited by Benjamin Sayers

Ben is an Editor from Leeds who has worked with the National Health Service and local charities to produce documentaries that have been nationally screened. He studied a Masters in Filmmaking at the Northern Film School in United Kingdom were he both directed and edited many different projects using software such as Adobe Premiere and Avid. Apart from cutting the picture for In the Shadow of the Mountain, he made the short film Memories and the documentary Different Coloured Threads. He also worked as a Colourist on the short films In a Box on a Shelf and Metropolis. He joined Envy Postproduction Company in 2015 as a Postproduction Runner, where he works on multiple projects, including The Voice and Top Gear.

 



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Technical Specifications


Time: 15 min

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Year: 2015

Country: United Kingdom/ Spain

Language: Catalan

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Shooting Format: Sony F-55 Raw. 25fps,

Aspect: 2K Scope (2.35-1)

Sound format: Stereo, 24Bit, 48kHz

Technical Specifications


Time: 15 min

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Year: 2015

Country: United Kingdom/ Spain

Language: Catalan

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Shooting Format: Sony F-55 Raw. 25fps,

Aspect: 2K Scope (2.35-1)

Sound format: Stereo, 24Bit, 48kHz