Zenú (2018)

Short Film, 23 minutes

A troubled musician can't find the inspiration to write the song he desperately needs to deliver. Seeking his muse, he canoes deep into a river kept sacred by a shaman, entering a world of wilderness and dreamlike characters, where ritual, performance and the surreal interweave. Stirring the senses, Zenú's minimal use of dialogue and abstract nature take us in a visceral journey told through symbols, movement and lucid dreams. Zenú intersects art and performance, exploring our place in nature and the surreal. 

Directed and Written by: Claudio Marcotulli

Producer: Roxana Barba

Executive Producer: Hernando Garcia

Cinematographer: Pedro Guevara

Original Score: Jorge Gomez Abrante

Editor: Claudio Marcotulli

Choreographer (Gauguin Scene): Roxana Barba

Guest Performers: GodoyPradera Projects

Lazaro Godoy as Dancer Under Bridge; Carlota Pradera as Refrigerator Dancer

With the support of: The Awesome Foundation, Casa de los Trucos, Prop Planet, MDC Live Arts, Heiga Studios, Miami Film Development Project and PBS South Florida Filmmaker Project. 

Screenings & Selections:

Katra Film Series, New York

MIRA Festival de Cine Independiente Latino Americano, Bonn-Germany

Lobo Fest, Festival Internacional de Filmes Curtissimos, Brazilia - Brasil

Los Angeles CineFest (Semi-Finalist)

Thessaloniki Cinedance International, Greece (Semi-Finalist)

Incorto Film Festival, Mexico

South Florida PBS Filmmaker Project