The only thing that Roberto's grandma wants for her 100th birthday is a photo of him and his girlfriend Ana together. There is one problem, though: Ana cannot help make faces on the photos.
El Careto is a story based on a surreal idea by Antonio Reyes Moro, one of my best friends at High School, pretty crazy and very cool guy. We were talking about stories and he came up with this concept: what if someone always made faces in photos? Not because he or she is funny but because he or she has a genetic condition that makes him or her make a face as soon as a photo is taken, like a spasm. And what if one day that becomes a problem because a good photo is needed?
El Careto is a romantic comedy with a surprising ending who also talks about the stereotypes of what's supposedly to be right in society. Like why do we always have to smile in a photo even if we don't feel like it? To be honest, I usually make faces in photos, not because I have a mental disease, but because it's just fun.
The shooting was fast. We decided to make a film in November, wrote the story, assembled the team and we filmed in one day in December. Then edited, sound mixed and made the music in time for the Notodo Film contest in early February. We had a great team with Ana Robert Sánchez and Roberto García Martínez as the lead actors, Laura Pérez Gómez as Assistant Director, Pablo Querol Sanchís as Sound Recorder and Mixer, Antonio Gemar Blanco as Camera and Lighting, Edgar B. de Murcia as sound and production assistant and Jesús Diez Pérez as Writer, Director, Producer and Editor. Vicente Delhom made a hilarious soundtrack with a fantastic end credits song, you cannot miss it.