Isaac Ezban

Isaac Ezban




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Isaac Ezban is a young filmmaker from Mexico City. Ever since he was a boy, he knew that to tell a story in a film was not only his main ability but also his passion. His Dream. His life. He began training as a storyteller with a small camera and he kept evolving. He is also a gifted writer, since he started writing short stories as a boy and in the present he writes novels. He already wrote 4 novels: “The Golden Chance”, “The Legend of August 35”, “The Dark Figure” and “Looking for UFOs in March” (the last two are already published in Mexico). Another one of his vocations is the dramatic arts and, performing and directing many plays in school festivals, after finishing highschool he decided to go to London to study drama. He lived in London and studied at “The Method Studio” to train as a professional actor, only to return to Mexico 6 months later to follow his true vocation: making movies. He started studying cinema in Mexico and he lived and studied for one whole summer in New York City (at the New York Film Academy), shooting 3 short films in 16 mm, two of them (“Subway to Hell” and “The Sleeping Beauty”) very known and awarded in festivals in Mexico. “Cookie”, his recent short, was shot also in 16 mm but in Mexico, produced by the Universidad Iberoamericana (where Isaac is learning how to make movies right now) and was one of the biggest projects of this school so far (an elevator was built and a whole street and a restaurant were closed 2 days for shooting). “Cookie” has received excellent critics and comments on its first screenings. On the present, Isaac just finished a new short film called "The Jew That We All Have Inside", that gave him an audience award at a festival in Mexico, and is working on the editing of his new short, "The Secret of Martin Cordiani", and the pre-production for his thesis film, a 20 minute film that wil be called "Ugly Stuff". He is also the creator, together with Salomon Askenazi (whose films can also be found in this competition), of the production company Yellow Films. Isaac likes to tell strong emotional stories with great visuals. His main influences are filmmakers like Alejandro Amenabar, Darren Aronofsky, Tim Burton, David Lynch, M. Night Shyamalan, Terry Gilliam, Wes Anderson, Richard Kelly, Tom Tykwer, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino. Main skills: screenwriter, director, producer, actor, editor.

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