Nocturnal Creatures

World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Darwin Robles

Country: Cuba, Ecuador, USA
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Animal Nocturno

Running Time: 15min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Knight Made in MIA Short Film Award

Javier arrived in the United States many years back, in the hopes of ensuring a better future for himself and his sick mother. Even though his status in his adopted country has always been precarious, he has come to love the life he built for himself, which is why, when faced with the threat of deportation, he decides to go for the one possible solution: marrying Amy, who is an American citizen. That is, until Oliver is suddenly standing at his front door, reopening a chapter of his life Javier thought long gone. During a night of unexpected encounters and reckonings, Oliver’s presence upturns all of Javier’s neatly laid out plans.

This film screens as part of SHORTS 3


Director: Darwin Robles
Producer: Christian Velasco
Screenwriter: Darwin Robles
Executive Producer: Andrés García, Andrés Echeverry
Production Company: Robles Film

Music: Will Plus
Cinematographer: Angel Blanquez
Editor: Darwin Robles

Cast: Ariel Texido, Adrian Mas

Darwin Robles

Darwin Robles is an Ecuadorian filmmaker based in Miami. He has been recognized with 14 Emmy Awards for his work as a producer on several network campaigns and public service announcements. He is currently completing his B.A.S degree at Miami Dade College. “Nocturnal Creatures” (2018) marks his directorial debut.