Revoltoso

A 2 minute video that explains how and why we made this film. ¡Puedes activar subtítulos en español! 

We made this project to express our stand against violence. Revoltoso is a stop-motion short film that emphasizes the importance of using art as a way to stand against destruction.

It is a film about cinema itself, set on 1913 in Mexico. Jabalito, a small one-eyed boar, is on the scene of one of the first filmed wars in history: the Mexican Revolution. Of all the wild boars that inhabit Don Gonzalo’s hacienda  he is the only one not fully domesticated. He prefers to enjoy his freedom, even though everyone thinks of him as a mess. In the revolutionary confusion, Jabalito accidentally discovers a film camera.

Revoltoso is an epic little masterpiece in the precious history of Mexican animation. What the Ambriz brothers and their Cinema Fantasma team of artists and artisans have created is nothing short of miraculous. This is a window to the soul of Mexico and its revolutionary past. And like all great Mexican film and art, the short is a beautiful and melancholic reflection of our times. Viva Revoltoso!
— Jorge R. Gutiérrez, Director of "The Book Of Life"
 
 Jabalito the little boar and the fountain's axolotls.

Jabalito the little boar and the fountain's axolotls.

 The Photographer prays before entering the hacienda and facing the thirteen boars.

The Photographer prays before entering the hacienda and facing the thirteen boars.

 Rebolledo, the leader of the Revolutionary Forces, motivates his men before the invasion.

Rebolledo, the leader of the Revolutionary Forces, motivates his men before the invasion.

 Jabalito observes the hacienda from the distance with the film camera he saved.

Jabalito observes the hacienda from the distance with the film camera he saved.

Trailer for the short film

 Rick Córdova animating a confused Jabalito.

Rick Córdova animating a confused Jabalito.

 Roy Ambriz animating The Photographer riding his bike.

Roy Ambriz animating The Photographer riding his bike.

 Arturo "Vonno" Ambriz setting Don Gonzalo's charriot.

Arturo "Vonno" Ambriz setting Don Gonzalo's charriot.

 Irene Melis adjusting the camera for a scene with Don Gonzalo.

Irene Melis adjusting the camera for a scene with Don Gonzalo.

 

Thanks to our sponsors  Dremel, Smooth-On, and Morph Industries!

Directed by Arturo & Roy Ambriz
Year: 2016
Length: 30 min.
Country of production: Mexico
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

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