An elderly dog in a street situation is adopted by Diego, a lonely, introverted boy with a disunited family who rejects the idea of having a dog in those conditions inside his house, however, with his arrival the things will begin to change for each member of the family.
Juan Pablo Urbina Rodríguez is a Mexican Filmmaker. He is a Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Musician.
He was born in Mexico City. Juan Pablo studied at the Asociación Mexicana de Cineastas Independientes (Mexico City), NUCINE (Valencia, Spain), International Institute of Film & Acting and New York Film Academy (Los Angeles)
His first short film My Story (Mi Historia) had many official selection in international film festivals.
PATAS is my second short film as an Independent Filmmaker and is really hard to find the right crew, creative people that want to collaborate in it and we had the blessing of find them.
The story was based on events that happened to me, that affected me in a very important way.
Having had a dog that became my partner and my best friend made me create this story and change my way of seeing pets, they are more than that, they are a channel of compassion, love and loyalty that humans would not reach to understand.
This story was created because of my own pet, it was called Django and in fact he was going to play the role of PATAS, unfortunately he died and we had to postpone the filming date to find a dog that would reflect what Django was; A rescued dog and this is the story, I know that if you have had the great blessing of having your best friend with 4 legs, this story will leave a mark on your hearts.
Marina is a girl who dreams of being the “first woman to travel the world's oceans in a single expedition”. She loves the sea, its flora and fauna... But one night, in one of her dreams; She will meet an old ancient tortoise who will invite her to a great adventure: Rescue her granddaughter Irvette before she reaches the Seventh Continent. On this trip she will meet several characters who will show her the pollution of our waters.
Alejandra Araya Caro is a Chilean actress and theater producer.
Her career began with work in theater, until she got one of the main roles in the television series Forgive our sins, which opened her career as an actress on television.
She has recently ventured into film, where she starred in the short A.D.A.M. by Pablo Roldan.
Operation Pacific is her first experience as a Director.
On a junkyard, a small creature named Plastiformis is born.
It begins searching its surroundings for organic food, which it turns into plastic. After some time, however, it became prey to an unknown creature who we don't know a lot about. The creature contrariwise ends up turning Plastiformis into something organic, a walnut which then grows into a tree.
Samuel Ščerbák was born in June 2004 in Košice, Slovakia. In 2020 he started attending Súkromná škola umeleckého priemyslu filmová in Košice.
LES STONE is the youngest member of a famous Texas cattle and livestock ranch but when he announces he’s become a vegan and wants them to convert too, all hell breaks loose. Convincing diehard carnivores to swap meats for beets might just tear apart this close-knit family, especially after Les opens an animal sanctuary and vegan restaurant across from the family ranch called MEATLESS.
Though Carl Burcham has written non-fiction books, novels, audio books and comics, he is a first time screenwriter. Carl is currently pursuing a degree in TV and Film Screenwriting at UCLA. He splits his time between Austin and San Diego.
Gu Xiaoxue and her adoptive mother depended on each other and adopted a stray dog at the demolition site at the age of twelve Xiaoxue cared for the puppy, the puppy was very loyal to his master, rescued Xiaoxue, who almost took poisonous food by mistake, and moved the poisoner simmered with hatred in his heart, resolving a period of resentment. Xiaoxue was admitted to the hospital because of illness, and the puppy waited for his owner at the gate of the hospital every day. Xiaoxue’s birth mother admitted her daughter after the media report. The puppy spent his whole life guarding the kind-hearted Xiaoxue, and finally laid to rest in front of his master’s grave, which was touching.
ADAM is a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl, Elizabeth, and her best friend Adam, the dog. Elizabeth has never met her father, and her single parent mother is usually away on business trips. Elizabeth is the only child, and craves a genuine connection with someone. Due to her many bad experiences trying to make friends in the past, Elizabeth turns to the one and only friend she can always count on, Adam. Dogs may be a man’s best friend, but this film proves it can also be a girl’s best friend too.
Hope Martinez is the Writer/Director of ADAM.
This is the first film she has written. Hope received her Bachelor’s of Theater Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has performed in both stage and film productions as an actress in both Los Angeles and Texas. Currently Ms. Martinez works as a Middle School Theater Arts Teacher in her hometown of El Paso, Texas. She writes some of the stage plays in which the students perform as well. The most popular is a staged comedy about dogs in a court room. Hope has always been a huge animal lover from a very young age, and has 4 dogs.
It has been a long journey in creating this film "Adam" centered around a girl who struggles with the idea of losing her best friend. This film was inspired by the loss of my aunt Lizzie who died in late 2019. "Adam" is about the pain that all loss causes, and the intense realizations that follow which allow us to change, many times for the better.
I am a big dog lover, and treat my dogs like my children. However, with each passing year I worry about my attachment to them, especially as they go through multiple surgeries. It is for this reason that I finally wrote, directed, and produced this short film "Adam" about my dog and his relationship with the fictional character Elizabeth Martin, whom is similar to myself as a teen. I want to tell my story and believe it will touch the hearts of many who have experienced loss.
Get tickets for any #AniFab22 screening:
#AniFab the Animalis Fabula Film Festival '22 compiles the information presented in the official selections from FilmFreeway our film festival partner as well as from the filmmakers.
The Festival Director presents the information as it is presented to AniFab.