Elies Villalonga
Elies Villalonga
Director (Spain)
Elies Villalonga is from Spain, He is 50 years old. Elies is mathematician. He says that he love cinema, and especially horror, thriller and sci-fi films. But not just loves. Elies shoot short movies by himself!
Elies sent us short horror film "6:24". A man with relational difficulties and with some obsessions has a monotonous, routine and repetitive life. One morning, he discovers a woman who is running in front of his house. He observes her every day until she stops appearing. He gets obsessed with her and closes more into himself. Finally, a detail of his day to day shakes him, changing his habits...

This is sounds incredible, but Elies shot this film on...IPad!

— Tell us a little about your experience? Was it only a film connected or you did/do something else?
— I like the stories. And the different ways to explain them. I had already written short stories, mainly horror and mystery ones. I decided to make my own short as a result of attending various horror film festivals.
I saw the directors presenting their work and I wondered: and why can't I be one of them?
And here I am. I am an amateur film director. 6:24 is my first serious short after some experiences with micro-shorts.
— What inspired you to make your short film? How did you come up with that idea?

— I came up with the idea when I looked out the window and I saw the lonely runners passing by. I imagined a connection between the neighbour and a very special runner...
Filming on IPad. There are no obstacles when you want to make a film
—Tell us how it was to produce your film?

— The short film is made without a budget. Once I had the script done, I showed it to a group of friends and asked them if they would like to help me make it happens. It was shot with an IPad, a LED spotlight and a lot of excitement. My friends acted, they recorded and even a musician friend of mine made the soundtrack. My brother drew some very important drawings for the short. And I also did the editing on my own with the collaboration of my daughters. It was teamwork!
— Did you have any funny moments on the set?
— Of course! In a night scene happening on the street, a person had to make a very loud scream. We started filming at 9 PM but it all got longer and it was already 1 AM the next day.
When she screamed, suddenly, a police car appeared asking us what happened. Someone had warned that a crime could have been committed!
The policemen were very kind considering that we had not asked permission to do the filming at those hours.
An exciting experience, no doubt!
— Do you have a dream?

— I don't have a specific dream. I've got little dreams, based in work, effort and talent. I wish my films will be seen by as many people as possible, and my stories will interest someone.
If it's possible in a cinema and to see people reactions.
— What is your favorite film?

— "My name is Iñigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die" ("Princess Bride",1987)
— Give advice for those who want to make a film, but don't know from where to start?
— I'm just a beginner filmmaker so I can't advise others.
In any case, I think you must work with passion, you have to surround yourself with people who believe in the project and most of all, enjoy!
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