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.