The Electric Chair

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Joan Martín Giménez

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: La silla eléctrica

Running Time: 17min
Film Year: 2019
Category: IMDbPro Short Film Award

Julio chances upon a newspaper scrap that tells the extraordinary story of an American who twice survived attempted electric chair executions. Julio is so deeply impressed that he wants to prove to his fellow townspeople that he could survive the same execution. As the big day looms, he begins to worry that his bravado won’t bring him the sense of respect he craves.

This film screens as part of SHORTS 2



Director: Joan Martín Giménez
Producer: Jesús Camacho
Screenwriter: Joan Martín Giménez
Executive Producer: Joan Martín Giménez, Joan Martín Alarcón
Production Company: Cosersinhilo Producciones S.L.

Music: Jero Castella
Cinematographer: Roberto Papi Navarro
Editor: Joan Martin Gimenez and Roberto Papi Navarro

Cast: Lolo Herrero, Fele Pastor

Joan Martín Giménez

Joan Martín Giménez was born in Barcelona, Spain. His works include the stop-motion animation shorts "El Vespre" (2009) and “Candy Hearts” (2013), which screened at numerous film festivals, including Sitges and the Málaga Film Festival. “The Electric Chair” (2018) is his first live-action short film.