“4:33,” a short film about Raúl, a young Mexican musician, whose powerful composition opens the doors to fame. However, with the eyes of many upon him, music suddenly no longer sounds to him, Raúl finds himself in the strange position that he can listen to everything except music. Looking for answers to this strange phenomenon, Raúl tries to find Alex, an old friend that may have the cure, but in the search, Raúl will find his life and fame are on the bridge of destruction.
A short film inspired by John Cage’s 1954 piece of the same name, Raúl comes to embrace a world of silence. Cage’s piece, composed of four minutes and thirty-three seconds of total silence, taught the world that music was not only sound, but also silence. See how empty the world is without music and learn to “listen” again to one’s surroundings and our world with “4:33.”
Funding from this Kickstarter campaign will be used to support production efforts for “4:33,” expected to be released in early December 2020. The Kickstarter campaign is located on the web at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alexontheroof/4-33-cortometraje-de-titulacion-de-la-enac
Supporters around the world can support “4:33” by making generous pledges and contributions via Kickstarter. Pledges start at as little as MX$100. But for a pledge of MX$250 or more, unlock other rewards as a token of your support, including promotional materials, credit mentions, and social media shout-outs. Some rewards are limited, so do act fast. More information is available on the Kickstarter campaign page.
A short film, “4:33” is the thesis project of Alex Ortega, a film student at the National School of Cinematic Arts UNAM.
With previous works: “Matinée” and “We´re Still here” Both short student films, Alejandro has made it to various international festivals in 2019. The information of this shorts and everything you need to know about “4:33” is in the Kickstarter page.
In beautiful style, viewers can see how empty the world is without music and learn to “listen” again to our world in the eyes of Raúl, a young Mexican musician upon whom the film is centered.
“Please make this project posible, we are surpassing the 100%. But we still need a little more to achieve the imposible.”