Hi Concept Dezain friends, this time we will learning about an Argentine director that promises to go far, Andres Borghi, he is 27 years old and was born in Buenos Aires, in the district of Ciudadela.
It has long done its work of filmmaker and multimedia artist, but his international recognition came only recently, thanks to wining the “Your Big Break!” contest . through his short film called “Working Day”. The contest was organized by the New Zealand government and the famous director Peter Jackson. It consisted in creating a 3-minute short film that “captures the spirit of New Zealand” with the aim of promoting tourism in the country.
Now I`ll transcribe a portion of the interview of “Clarin Digital” site, in which the director how was that he entered the contest:
I learned about the contest through a friend, Lucila Las Heras, a fan of the “The Lord of the Rings” saga, that that learned about it watching the movie sites. They asked to send a script for a 3 minutes short film, and the idea was that you could roll it in New Zealand. It had to tell the story that New Zealand is the youngest place of the world, the last place that humans arrived. It was organized by Barrie Osborne, producer of The Lord …, and Tourism New Zealand.
Once aware of the competition Borghi sent the script and went with him a video, telling how he was planning to do it. In his original idea the main character was a giant wooden man, but since the competition requested to use special effects as little as possible, since post-production time would be short, the director gave up this idea but ended in an even more creative one.
Since he lacked the tools to do what he initially chose he undertook to make the film from a comic side and changed the giant wooden man with a construction worker, so his colleague Julian Bautista (photography director of Working Day) happened to be the actor that would play this character.
Then, Borghi along with 2 New Zealand and 2 Americans directors were finalists. As such he gained the the opportunity to travel to New Zealand where they had a week for pre-production, two-day for shoot and one more week of post production for the presentation of their respective jobs.
The Argentine film won the contest and the same Peter Jackson would say:
Working Day was notable for its fresh and original way of telling a story. It is a very ambitious and I`ll definitely keep an eye on Andrés future projects
Finally, when asked on his immediate future Andres Borghi commented:
I ended up writing a psychological horror movie, The Sixth Sense type or hallucinations of the past, three days before traveling to New Zealand.
If you want more details about the interview and the work of the director you may enter www.andresborghi.com.ar his official website where you can find the full interview and much information about his work.
Here then I present the short Working Day and 2 other finalists: