Still from Abeo
Still from Abeo
 

Abeo

by Bren López Zepeda
A powerful animated short about the strength and courage of immigrants crossing into the United States to find a better life.
2018  ·  7m  ·  Canada
English, Spanish
English subs
About the Film

ABEO is a hard-hitting mixed media animated short that depicts the journey of Nadia and Lupe, two immigrants who risked their lives to cross the Arizona desert in search for a better life. The combination of stop-motion, traditional 2D digital animation, and direct animation techniques brings the reality of the characters to life.

Upcoming Screenings

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Festivals and Awards
2019
Fantasia Film Festival, Winner of the Emerging Talent Prize
2019
Florida Animation Film Festival, Honourable Mention
2019
Independant Talents Film Festival , Winner of the Best Animated Short
2019
Golden Sheaf Awards 2019 , Nominated for Best Student Production & Multicultural Production
2019
Soarks Animation / Women in Animation, Diversity Award
2019
Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival, Special Prize
2019
Indie Visions Film Festival, Winner
2019
Yorkton Film Festival, Fiction Student Production Nominee
2019
Yorkton Film Festival, Multicultural Award Nominee
2019
Yorkton Film Festival, Fiction Director Nominee
2018
StopTrik IFF, Special Mention
2018
Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, Winner of the NAD Prize
Director
Bren López Zepeda
Animators
Bren López Zepeda, Ana Eskildsen
Cast
Rosalba López and Bren M. López
Sound Design
Nick Lavigne
Soundtrack Composer
Adrián Gutiérrez
Sound Mix
Vid Cousins
Supervisor
Shira Avni
Film Related
About the Director

Bren López Zepeda

Bren López Zepeda is a Mexican-Canadian filmmaker and animator based in Montreal. She has worked on three animated productions at the National Film Board of Canada and two independent animated features at Unité Centrale/ Embuscades under the direction of Félix Dufour-Laperrière.

Her recent projects include a hand-painted animated short for TED-ed (2020) and a 2D animated short for the Canadian Association of Midwives. She is most interested in art that challenges our worldviews through honesty, vulnerability and imperfection. Like Toni Cade Bambara, she also believes “the role of the artist is to make revolutionary change irresistible.

 

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