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The Boy and The Mountain

Hernán is a child who likes to daydreaming, but in his studies he is not doing well at all. His father constantly urges him to improve, advising him that he must reach very high to succeed in life. Hernán dispenses with his dream, gradually forgetting it to devote himself to his studies. Over time, and already become a successful entrepreneur, Hernán achieves the dream that his father instilled in him, reach high, until one day he will realize that he has not really achieved something he always longed for. Then he will make the crucial decision to fulfill his dream, but fate will play tricks on him. Hernán will have to face a new challenge that will change the meaning of his life.

Our Comments on the film:

Inspiring story of Hernan, “The boy and the mountain” brings out the entire life story within a short span, without missing out any important events. The VFX work is just amazing. Wonderfully written and directed, one is left wondering if their lives have been up to their personal dreams and wishes or has life taken its own course.

Director Biography - Santiago Aguilera, Gabriel Monreal

Since 1996 Santiago is VXF & Animation Director for several Audiovisual productions as large films ,short films and also advertising TVC. The Boy & the Mountain is his first film.


  • Santiago Aguilera Director

  • Gabriel Monreal Director

  • Pablo Aguirre Writer

  • , Santiago Aguilera Writer

  • Kylie Trupp Writer

  • Gabriel Monreal Writer


  • Project Title (Original Language): El niño y la montaña

  • Project Type: Animation, Short

  • Runtime: 11 minutes 23 seconds

  • Completion Date: March 4, 2020

  • Production Budget: 250,000 USD

  • Country of Origin: Chile

  • Country of Filming: Chile

  • Language: Spanish

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes

  • Student Project: No

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