Invisible is about Andres, a 38-year-old property broker, receives an offer to sell a house, he does not hesitate for a moment. After the difficulties suffered during the past years, he has worked hard to restore his situation.
The day begins with a visit to a house on the outskirts of the city, which generates in Andres a strange mixture of restlessness and peace. When he opens the door, for some reason, the image causes him a jolt of unease: a slight, irrational shiver that passes as soon as it has appeared. The house looks sinister and it’s almost empty. It is hard to imagine what kind of person lived there before. Nevertheless, gradually, Andres discovers traces of his own life. Flowers in the bathroom or some music might seem innocent to anyone’s eyes, but for him, they are just the opposite: They are clues. Between gloomy walls and nightfall, hallucinations become confusing memories. It seems as if the person he has contacted to sell the land is someone he knows. Someone he wants to forget. But that person is now at home… The night ends and under the sun a deep desolation invades him remembering what he could not face.
It is our pleaure to inteview the director of the film, Juan Lume.
What draws you to filmmaking and the cinematic language?
I think films give us the possibility to turn ordinary things into extraordinary situations,
hence they have always been a fundamental part of my life. Storytelling not only gives us
a moment of fun it also provides us reflection, and even company, it is also a way to share
knowledge, generate debate and opinion. In my view, film is undoubtedly a "reality
builder" and can even create a connection with the people who are watching a movie in the same theater at the same time as you. Films allow us to see worlds within worlds, to
explore concepts and emotions. To direct is to have the freedom to develop imagination,
and to experience new realities.
Do you believe in film schools or does making a film teach you more than film school?
I think film schools can certainly be very important to acquire and share knowledge, they
provide tools to develop projects that you want to realize in the future, but I also think
performance is fundamental, I think practice in any artistic career is the most important
thing. The experience of making a film is a great way to get to know yourself as a director
or as an artist in general, to learn how to work in a team, to develop an idea and put it
into practice. The fear of jumping into the void always exists, but that risk is what will
definitely give you the tools to become a professional.
Does cinema stand out more than the arts for you? Why?
Honestly, I do not know if I can say that film stands out more in importance than other art
forms, I have also had some very interesting experiences in theater, but for me, films are
absolutely a complete experience that even allows to mix other arts such as music, and
photography. I sincerely believe the power of an image in film is infinite.
Why do you like to make films and where do you see your career in the film industry in
My fascination with filmmaking arises from the need to tell stories that may seem
appealing from a human and reflective point of view. Making films generates in me a great
illusion to do this work, I consider films as a really motivating experience for many people,
therefore in 10 years I see my career creating solid content able to reach a cross-cultural
audience. I hope to be able to make many feature films by working hard and creatively.
Do you consider yourself an indie filmmaker and what would most be the most
difficult thing about being an independent artist?
It is extremely difficult, you must have a great desire of wanting to make your movie to be
able to achieve it. You must be willing to work hard and overcome quickly when things get
complicated in order to have new ideas that allow you to keep moving forward. I consider
fundamental the willingness to learn that each process provides, no matter how difficult it
may be at times. I am deeply grateful to my closest team for supporting with strength and
conviction each project that we as Go.Films have set out to do. In that way, besides my
work, the work done by Ignacio verdugo as general producer and Italo Spotorno as actor
has been essential, we have developed an interesting, creative and production team
together. In addition to Nicolas Sepulveda in Photography Direction.
What is the distribution plan for your film and how are you planning to reach a
greater audience for your project?
Our work has been very well received in different festivals, winning numerous awards and
Winner 1st Monthly Film Festival: Best director – Best Indie Short Film. Special
mention: Short Film – Production – Actor – Thriller Short Film
Winner 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival: Best director Juan Lumé - Best
Actor Italo Spotorno - Best Producer Ignacio Verdugo.
Winner Chicago Indie Film Award: Best Director.
Winner Berlin Indie Film Festival: Best Director
Independent Shorts Award: Bronze Award Best Production Designer (Ignacio
Verdugo) - Bronze Award Best Thriller Short – Honorable Mention for Best Director
(Juan Lumé) – Actor (Italo Spotorno) and Indie Short.
Official Selection Prague International Indie Film Festival
Official Selection 2021 ARFF Berlin international Awards
Official Selection CKF International Film Festival
Official Selection Montreal Independent Film Festival
Once our festival process has been finished, we plan to make an official premiere in the
city of Santiago, as well as trying to make premieres in different cultural centers around
the world, to finally release the short film on our website: www.go-films.org
What is your cinematic goal in life and what would you like to achieve as a
My goal is to grow within the film industry, I wish I could always take risks by taking on
new challenges and try to reach as many people as possible who are interested in getting
to know new filmmakers. As a filmmaker, I want to achieve high quality works, mainly in
terms of content. I am in the script polishing process with Ignacio Verdugo and Italo
Spotorno of our first feature film called: Asedio. The main objective is to grow as a
production company and internationalize our career.
What kind of impact would your film have in the world and who is your audience?
I think and hope my film will have an impact on the reflection and interest of a cross-
cultural audience because film can address real problems in a way that allows people
relating to a fictitious world. I consider this to be a film that opens the viewer's senses and allows them to see things from a psychological point of view rather than from a
chronological or rational order. This can lead to conversations to discuss different points
of view for those who attend the film. I hope to be able to make feature films that can
impact people of all backgrounds and cultures, because film is a great influence
worldwide, it allows us to open our eyes and question what we think we know.