Halley (en)

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First movie: 

Premier film


Sebastian Hofmann


  • Mexico




80 min


Sebastián Hofmann y Julio Chavezmontes


Sebastián Hofmann


Akira Rabelais

Director of photography: 

Matías Penachino


Alberto Trujillo (Beto), Lourdes Trueba (Silvia), Hugo Albores (Forense), Nathalia Galgani (Emilia), Gabriela Arancibia (Bárbara), Trinidad González (Blanca)


Synopsis : 

Alberto is dead and it cannot hide it any longer. His state of decomposition is becoming more and more obvious; not even make-up or perfume can hide it. He then quits his job to disappear in the boundaries of his death, but not before connecting in a unusual friendship with Luly, the manageress of the 24- hour gymnasium where he is employed as a night watchman.


Waiting for a response from the post-production Hubert Bals Fund and the Foprocine support from the Mexican Institute of Cinema.


Director's biography: 

SEBASTIAN HOFMANN (Mexico City – 1980), is a confirmed cinema editor. His work as a visual artist has been presented at an international level in galleries and museums. In 2012 he finishes HALLEY, his opera prima as well as ORDEN NATURAL, an experimental narrative filmed in 2011 with Matías Penachino. Sebastian graduated in the prestigious Pasadena Art Center College of Design.


Halley - LM/ feature - posproducción / postproduction
2011 - También las calles - CM / short
2011 - Ismael - CM / short 2010 - Los microburgeses - mini serie para internet / mini série pour internet / web serie
2010 - Jaime Tapones - CM / short
2010 - The making of Pangaea by Bosco Sodi - CM /Short - documental / documentaire / documentary

Production notes: 

PIANO is a creative studio founded in 2011 by Julio Chavezmontes and Sebastián Hofmann. This very same year they became partners with the famous Mexican producer Jaime Romandía, to make Halley, their first feature film. Jaime Romandía’s productions were awarded with more than 100 international prizes: Jury Prize and a FIPRESCI one in Cannes, twice the Fipresci award for the best Latin American film of the year and a mention at the Camera d’Or in Cannes, among many others.