Directed by Oscar Adan Lopez Parres
Oscar is a young man filled with joy and enthusiasm for cinema, a lover of innovation and technology, and with a strong desire to elevate the name of his country to the highest level. Additionally, he´s a passionate fan of soccer and sports.
What is the story behind your film?
I've always been fond of independent productions and technology innovation. I've also had a curious theory about the meaning of life. "Who is God?" was the opportunity to combine several elements like artificial intelligence, my passion for cinema, and my vision to create a project that would revolutionize the film industry.
What should people take away, gain, realize after watching your film?
I would like to provoke a strong impression in the viewer, inviting them to deep reflection and allowing everyone to relate to it, as it carries a universal message and leaves the door open to different points of view.
Do you think that films can change people for the better or for the worse?
I believe that movies themselves don't change people for better or worse. What can change a person is how each individual understands the message and processes it, which can lead them to take a series of actions that alter their perception of life.
What creation style did you use in the production of your project? What cameraman elements did you use?
I consider the animation style to be highly innovative in its kind. It used artificial intelligence to generate entirely new scenes from scratch.
How did you select the actors for your project?
As I mentioned earlier, no actors were used, although precise descriptions of facial features from various ethnicities around the world were used to create the scenes.
Why do you think your film should appeal to distributors?
I believe it's a one-of-a-kind project. It's a pioneer in an emerging industry. It's quite daring and proposes a new way of making movies where human and machine collaborate to create beautiful works of art.
At which festival has your film been screened?
It has been selected in 72 film festivals to date. It has won 33 times, been a finalist 6 times, and a semifinalist 2 times and 4 Honorable Mentions. The rest are awaiting the live event or have been chosen as an official selection.
How did your acquaintances react when they first saw the film?
The reactions have sincerely impressed me. Some have told me they felt fear, others didn't know what to think, some have described it as evolution, and others have felt a sense of emptiness. The reactions have been very diverse.
If you could change something in your film, what would it be?
I believe nothing. It's my vision turned into a film. There's absolutely nothing I feel is excess or lacking.
Which movies are your favorites and why?
The Great Gatsby, perhaps the message isn't exactly what the director intended, but going back to the previous question of whether a movie changes us for better or worse, at least for me, it changed me for the better in terms of how I understood it.
What topics do you like to address in your stories?
That's a good question, and I haven't really thought about it. I'd like to explore deep and challenging themes, perhaps even controversial ones. It would be interesting to create stories related to those topics.
What is your motivation in making films?
Provoke reactions in the audience, to leave a mark that stirs emotions, and to enable them to reflect.
Which contemporary filmmakers motivate you the most?
Guillermo Del Toro, being Mexican like me, I feel a certain affinity. Besides, I admire his career as a professional and as a person; he strikes me as an incredibly genuine individual.
What projects do you plan to shoot in the future?
I really don't know at this moment. My main goal was to direct this short film. If "Who is God?" continues to do well, I may reconsider the possibility of staying in the world of cinema.