600$

By Oriol CARDÚS

WILD TULIP GMBH - as PROD

Thriller - Completed 2014

Julián, a professional assassin with a long career behind him, receives an unexpected order that forces him to rethink his life and the worth of the lives of others.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival El Pecado 2015
Best Fiction Short Film
CortoEspaña Grado 2015
Best Fiction Short Film
Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges SAC 2015
2nd Best Fiction Short Film
Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cerdanya 2015
Jury Mention
FFILM FFEST 2015
Best thriller short
Festival de Grau 2015
Audience Award
Milano International Film Festival 2015
Best Director
cluj shorts 2016
Best Director
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 18 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Oriol CARDÚS
    • Writer(s)
    • Oriol CARDÚS
    • Producer(s)
    • Gerard CASAS (Sin Parpadear), Arantxa ROCA (Sin Parpadear), Adrià COLL (Sin Parpadear)
    • Synopsis
    • „The idea of this film came to me a few years ago. While on a trip, I met some people from Colombia and Mexico and befriended them. They shared several stories about hit-men and violence in their countries. These stories shocked me because luckily, we don’t have these kind of things happening where I live.

      And even though the idea for the script didn’t come to me until a year later, I knew there was something worth telling. The names of the film’s characters are also inspired from the names of my Colombian and Mexican friends. However, after I had written the script, I still had to wait a few years to shoot it, until I got the money and the crew. It’s been quite a long process but I feel it took the time it needed.

      I love dark humor because it let’s you talk about serious things in a funny way and that’s what I tried to do in 600$. I think the short film talks about some serious (sometimes even dramatic) stuff but at the same time the audience has a good time while watching it, and I think that’s great because they get the message while enjoying the experience. And yes, I think that the real story of 600$ is not violence but redemption, friendship and what value we give to lives and that’s why I focused more on these subjects than the violent part. Violence and Mafia are the environment, but the main story is about this man called Julian and what makes him change the way he lives.

      I was not sure that the humor of the film would work well everywhere. Sometime differences in culture, language and things alike, can make something funny in one place and completely offensive in the other. But luckily that’s not been the case with 600$. We have been selected in many festivals all around and the reactions from the audience have always been great. I guess this is what makes cinema so universal and I’m very happy it’s been this way!”

      600 $ is now in development with FX Studios and Scott Rudin Productions for a TV Series.
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