8th edition: 10 April – 14 April 2019

Heart of a Monster (2016 Short Film)

Screens Before: Landfill Harmonic
Damian Marcano | Curaçao | 2016 | 15 min | papiamentu | e.s.

A man goes out to battle a monster that has plagued his village for centuries. Filmed on location in Curaçao in cooperation with staff and students of art institute Instituto Buena Bista en CIFFR.

The strongest and most agile of all the men, Dada is ready for the battle. A wise young man – He learns of the monster’s weaknesses in order to defeat it. The villagers fear Dada will never return. The simple premise of good and evil collide in this tale to a surprising end. Having underestimated the force of the monster’s evil, Dada may have to sacrifice himself to save everyone else. Filmed on location in Curaçao in cooperation with the staff and students of Instituto Buena Bista and CIFFR.

Year in
Festival

2016

Director

Damian Marcano

Camera

Damian Marcano

Cast

Omar Martha & Crystal Boomgaart

Country

Curaçao

Editor

Damian Marcano

Language

Papiamentu

Length

15 min

Music

Cheah Meng

Producer

Omar Martha & Alexa Bailey

Production Company

Marcano

Production Design

Alexander Dick
Leomar Imperator
Marvi Johanna Franco Zapata
Laura Gonzalez
Amber Tummers
Andrea Ortega
Aïsha Ajubi

Scenario

Alexa Bailey & Damian Marcano

Sound Design

Cheah Meng

Year of Production

2016

Damian MARCANO (Trinidad) moved to the USA when he was 12. He initially wanted to become a doctor and studied medicine at Ohio State University. In the end, however, he became a web designer and programmer and then a filmmaker. God Loves the Fighter is his first feature film after his short film The Little Boy and the Ball (2011). The film won three prizes at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival including the audience prize, and Marcano won the Yellow Robin Award in Curaçao IFFR 2014.

 

Filmography

The Little Boy and the Ball (2011, short), God Loves the Fighter (2013), Giants (2015, short doc)