Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Claudio Marcotulli

Country: USA
Language: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Zenú

Running Time: 23min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Knight Made in MIA Short Film Award

Desperately looking for inspiration, a troubled musician struggling to compose a song for his manager canoes deep into a lush river, where he unearths uncanny muses that take over his life.

With minimal use of dialogue and movement-driven narratives, “Zenú” takes viewers on an artist’s surreal journey to find his muse in a world of interrupted wilderness. Filmed in large part from a canoe on and along Miami’s Little River, this compact magical realist film stirs up surprising human-nature relationships, exploring our place in nature and the surreal.

This film screens as part of SHORTS 2


Director: Claudio Marcotulli
Producer: Roxana Barba
Screenwriter: Claudio Marcotulli
Executive Producer: Hernando García
Production Company: Claudio Marcotulli, Roxana Barba

Music: Jorge Gomez, Luke Grande
Cinematographer: Pedro Guevara
Editor: Claudio Marcotulli

Cast: Claudio Marcotulli, Ika Santamaria

Claudio Marcotulli

Claudio Marcotulli was born in Venezuela and received his B.F.A from Emerson College and M.F.A from the Miami International University of Art and Design. His short films include “Biscayne Blues” (2016), “Remo Memories” (2017) and “Zenú” (2018).