What is needed to succeed?
In the afterlife, a nice girl from Earth is willing to get a new personality for her next life cycle, one that truly works: really selfish and superficial. But she is still a looser, and getting that personality won’t be easy.
Teresa Hurtado plays the nice young woman with a great conflict: she is a good person, and in today's world that doesn’t grant happiness. That's why she wants to become a triumpher, but her current personality will play a trick on her.
Pilar Torriente performs the role of the public worker in the afterlife, a dull woman, bored with her daily work, whose aim is to manage personalities and maintain the balance of motherfuckerism in the universe.
The origin of the crisis that humanity is going through doesn't lie in the economy, politics, religion or the natural resources of the planet. There's a deeper crisis whose roots poison the others: a crisis of ethical values.
Cast & Crew
Behind and in front the cameras of Triumphers
For this short film, the director/producer Joseba Alfaro has count with regular collaborators from his previous productions, and with some new members too. This is the technical and artistic team that has brought TRIUMPHERS to life.
Director / Editor Writer/ Producer
Art / Original Idea Stills / Key art
Director of photography
Sound recording Sound mixes
José A. Rojo
Arturo G. Krahe
Director: Joseba Alfaro
Writers: Joseba Alfaro, Laura Racero
Executive producer: Joseba Alfaro
Associate producer: Jose A. Rojo
Casting director: Luis Gimeno
Director of photography: Pope Maroto
Cameras: Pope Maroto, Julio del Castillo
Key grip: Julio Fernandes
Clapper: Aleix Marcillas
Script supervisor: Sheila Pardavila
Still photographer: Laura Racero
Production designer: Nacho Nava
Art director: Laura Racero
Make up & Hair dresser: Patricia Zori
Catering: Alfuria Family
Editor: Joseba Alfaro
VFX & end credits: Antxon Urrutia
Sound recording: Eduardo Burgos, Sheila Pardavila
Sound mixing: Eduardo Burgos
Colorist: David González
Music composer: Arturo G. Krahe
The director wishes to thank
José Alfaro & Izaskun Ajuria · Laura Racero · José A. Rojo · Leopoldo Casares · Cristina Costa
Emilio Montes · Diego Polo · Jorge Esteban Blein · Jesús Ferre · Debora Abbà
Camille Leleu · Amaia Ajuria · Aitor Guisasola · Gilen Mejuto
Teresa Hurtado de Ory
The nice woman
She was born in Seville and studied artistic Baccalaureate. In 2003 she began his studies at the School of Dramatic Arts in Seville. At the end of the course, she was selected in a casting to star in the film Astronautas, by Santiago Amodeo, for which she was nominated for Best Actress in the 2004 Goya Awards, which made her known, and promoted her film and television career.
Later she moves to Madrid to continue her performing studies in the school of Juan Carlos Corazza (2003-2007).
She has starred in TV series such as Ciega a Citas or Cuenta Atrás, and participated in many others such as La Señora, Bandolera, El Caso o El padre de Caín, as well as many films and shorts.
Afterlife's public worker
She was born in Santander. She started her studies in Madrid at RESAD, where she was licensed. She continues her training with different teachers, such as the Actor Center under the direction of Lorena Bayonas.
She debuted as an actress in the world of the television series with Manos a la obra. As a second work related to the series appeared in Más que amigos in 1997, and later in Hospital Central, MIR, La que se avecina... among others. She has also worked in radio, film, and theater, with directors such as Emilio Sagi, Andrés Lima, etc.
Among the operas and zarzuelas are outstanding works such as La del Manojo de Rosas o Carmen. In films she has worked with José Luis García Sánchez among others.
Partners that lent us a hand
Stills from the filming of Triumphers
Sunday, June 18th, 2017. The 16 film crew members meet at some place in Valdemorillo (Madrid, Spain), where we have located our afterlife for TRIUMPHERS. Temperature rises to 40º C (104º F) in the shade, but far from melting and fainting, we managed to shoot the short film in one single day. These are some of the stills taken by Laura Racero.
Duration: 7 minutes
Genre: fiction, comedy
Country/Language: Spain / Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German
Resolution: 4K, 24 fps
Aspect ratio: 1,85 cropped to 2.10:1
Exhibition format: DCP, h264, ProRes
Director / Writer/ Editor / Producer
Joseba Alfaro has directed dozens of short films and he firmly believes in the french term “film d’auteur“. This doesn’t mean he just makes “small” projects, and he also embarks on genres such as science-fiction or action, filming outdoors and with all the possible practical special effects. For him it is very important to write the screenplay or be involved in it, and also to be part of all the processes of the audiovisual narrative.
In his previous film, DESTROY MADRID, as he did in his last works L.A.D., REM or TRIMAKE, he took over the cinematography and camera operation —tasks he feels very comfortable with. At the same time, Joseba also carries out post-production work. Since he began his studies focusing on film editing, he edits all his projects and even assumes the processing of some VFX.
Currently, Joseba works as action director for José A. Rojo and his stuntmen team, and as editor in fiction and entertainment on TV, while focusing his efforts on making BLIND BULLETS —a feature film he’s been working on along many years—, the full-lenght feature film of DESTROY MADRID, and KAPLAN —a TV Series.
- Destroy Madrid Film screenplay
- Kaplan TV Series screenplay
- Balas Ciegas Film screenplay
- Triunfadores (2017) Short film
- L.A.D. (2017) Short film
- Destroy Madrid (2016) Short film
- REM (2013) Short film
- La Cantera (2012) TV Series teaser
- Trimake (2007) Medium-lenght film
- Dinámica Autodestructiva (2006) Short film
- Refugio (2006) Short film
One day you discover that just as a climber feels a climax reaching the summit of a mountain, for you there’s nothing like filming behind the camera. I have always enjoyed story-telling, since I was a child when I arranged epic battles of Lego vs Playmobil, until I began to record them with my first VHS-C camera. And then, the game became a way of life. I believe in the power of narrative, in telling stories that beyond its main plot, convey ideas and feelings. And above all, I believe in the power of images, colors and frames, movements and editing, music and rhythm… Above all, I believe in cinema.
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