Local Shorts #2
Warm Blooded Killer
Short, Student | 14:08 | El Salvador | Korea | 2015
The story follows an unconventional assassin on a job that changes how he views his life and career. A dark comedy about life, death, an unexpected friendship and a fish.
Saturday, September 10 | 12 – 1:30pm
About the director
Born and raised in El Salvador (Central America), Pablo Fuentes Gomez received a 5 year scholarship to pursue his studies in South Korea at Hongik University, where he received in 2016 his BFA in Visual Communication Design.
Pablo has written and directed 5 short films (personal and school projects), that he produced along with his friend and cinematographer Wesley Chang from Guatemala.
Warm Blooded Killer is one of their final projects for Hongik University.
What was best experience in making this film?
The writing and editing process was probably the most interesting part of the making of the film. The film was made to be more visual than dialogue based. Although it is somewhat heavy in dialogue, many of the jokes are delivered only through actions, sounds effects and the editing.
In what ways did you grow as a filmmaker in making this film?
Most of the films I have written and directed have been dramas, dealing with subjects as morality, mortality and life choices; and they are all mostly people talking. This film started as an experiment: to use the same subjects but this time try to make something funny with it. Also I wanted to deliver some of the jokes only through visual comedy, rather than only using dialogue.
What does this film contribute to the greater good?
This film is not only meant to entertain, but to question a little bit views on morality and life choices. I hope the audience not only laugh and have a good time while watching this film, but also to have a question or a thought in their heads after the credits roll.
Screenings / Awards
Korea Intl’ Expat Film Festival | Seoul, Korea