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Suspense Thriller (Spain) 2018
Director: Carlota Martínez Pereda
SYNOPSIS: Sara is an overweight teen who lives in the shadow of a clique of cool girls holidaying in her village. Not even her childhood friend, Claudia, defends her when she's bullied at the local pool in front of an unknown man. Her clothes are stolen and Sara must get home wearing nothing but her bikini. The long walk home will impact the rest of her life.
DIRECTOR BIO: Carlota Pereda has spent her career working in TV fiction. She has been a screenwriter and script supervisor for series such as Periodistas and Motivos Personales, has directed series,”El secreto de Puente Viejo”, LEX and Lalola and has worked as [realizadora] on series such as Los Hombres de Paco, Red Eagle, Luna, the Mystery of Calenda and B&b, de boca en boca. Her fist short, The Blondes, was selected in over 137 festivals worldwide and/or awarded in prestigious festivals such as Medina del Campo, La semana del Corto, Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de Soria or CortoEspaña. “Piggy” is her second short film as a director and already has several selections in screenwriting festivals such as Oaxaca Film Festival (nominated for “Perfect Page” and “best international Screenplay”), Austin Film Festival, Busca Film Festival, Shriekfest, GenreBlast,Austin Revolution Film festival and WeScreenplay, amongst others.