Valerio's Day Out
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    Valerio's Day Out

    Directed by

    USA

    2019

    9 min

    • No dialogue

    Short

    A young jaguar (Valerio) goes on a killing spree when he escapes from his enclosure at a zoo. After he’s caught, sedated, and relocated, he makes a video diary for his significant other. Their name is Lula.

    Awards

    • Short Film Special Jury Award for Directing - Sundance FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Michael Arcos
    Editing
    Michael Arcos
    Music
    Julius Weissenborn
    Production
    VALERIO VIDEO LLC
    Michael Arcos

    Michael Arcos

    USA

    Michael Arcos is a Miami-born, Ecuadorian-American filmmaker who began his career in his adolescent years editing on VHS. His work has been exhibited internationally since 2014. Arcos is currently based in New Orleans, Louisiana where he continues to create new work through film, sound design, and animation. Some accreditations for his work are the jury prize for best short film for VALERIO'S DAY OUT (2019) at The Overlook Film Festival, THIS MY FAVORITE MURAL (2018) was listed as Top 5 Best Short Films on Kinoscope, and DREAM THROAT (2017) won best underground film at Lisbon International film festival. His work has screened at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, I’Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Calgary Underground Film Festival, New Orleans International Film Festival, Maryland International Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Borscht Film Festival and others.