Country of Origin: Mexico and Canada
After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando (Edwin Perez) awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. He attempts to escape, but is surrounded by a sadistic family, who watch him with hungry eyes. The only chance for Armando’s survival in this hellish nightmare is to last in a wrestling match against the most terrifying villain of all: GIGANTE!
Director Gigi Saul Guerrero is also one of the directors of the Mexico Barbaro anthology feature, which is screening on Friday, September 11th. She will also be part of the “Rise of Mexican Horror Panel that night. Don’t miss them!
“El Gigante” will be featured during the “Creature Feature” Short Film Block, starting at 1:45pm on Saturday, September 12th!
Part of Horrible Imaginings Horror Film Festival of San Diego‘s full line-up! Get Full Festival Passes or single screening tickets HERE!
Director Bio: Gigi Saul Guerrero
Born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico, Gigi moved to Vancouver B.C., where she graduated with honors her B.A. in Motion Picture Production at Capilano University’s “Bosa Centre for Film and Animation”.
Now in her early 20’s, her recent successes include the short film Dia De Los Muertos, which has received awards internationally, including the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Canada. Now her short film is being part of something much bigger “Mexico Barbaro”, a Mexican horror anthology. She also directed M is for Matator, which is officially a part of the ABC’s of Death 2.5, and has been screened in festivals from USA to Mexico to Japan! Now Guerrero is working with horror novelist Shane McKenzie on a new Mexican Horror film “El Gigante”. Guerrero made a stamp in the horror community by recreating the original Evil Dead into 60 Seconds for a local contest, and was featured on sites such as Bloody Disgusting, Buzzfeed, and JoBlo.com. Gigi also had a hand at redefining the horror genre by co-creating the audience-interactive Web Series Choose Your Victim. The past year has been a busy one for Gigi, as she co-founded the production company Luchagore Productions with fellow filmmakers Luke Bramley and Raynor Shima. Along with their many projects, they also received some air-time on television by shooting a commercial spot for Fright Nights, a local horror attraction in partnership with Playland/PNE.