"Empathy is not to bring comfort, nor to advise. It is not to judge or try to distract someone from their pain... It means being fully present with the other, to serve as a mirror of their feelings and needs, so that they may find relief and clarity through our attention."
ESPEJO is the first Latin-American short-film about empathy, directed by Vincent Verzat, starring Leynar Gomez and Carlos Martínez, that we believe the world needed. The transformative power of empathy deserved a short-film. This is the Peace Propaganda project's launch.
Synopsis: ESPEJO is the story of two long-time friends, Enrique and Abel. It is about Enrique’s learning curve to be able to provide empathy, and Abel’s resulting empathic change. Abel is going through a difficult time, he has lost his son a year prior, and isolated himself to the extent of not attending the mass in honor of his son. Enrique will try to be there for his friend by giving him sympathy, advice, comparing Abel´s pain with his own personal story, none of which will help... Until he finds the way to be fully present with Abel’s experience, showing true openness of mind and heart; until he becomes a mirror of Abel’s feelings and needs. In turn, Abel is able to tap into his inner wisdom and experience empathic change.
Want to know more about the vision and people behind this film? Click here to watch the Making of ESPEJO! The film has been successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo by the worldwide community of empathy practitioners.
Dirección: Vincent Verzat (http://vincentvideos.com)
Producción: Christine Raine
Actores: Leynar Gómez, Carlos Martínez Chaves
Dirreción Vincent Verzat
Producción Christine Raine y Vincent Verzat
Assistente de Producción: Maritxu Chastellier Iriart
Mezcla de sonido: Javier Leñero
Música: Javier Leñero
Guión: André Robert, con la collaboración de Vincent Verzat
Dirección de Fotografía: André Robert y Nicolas Solera
Colorización: André Robert
Montaje: Nicolás Solera
Sonido de Campo: Sergio Gutierrez Solorzano
Behind the Scenes: Kyle Anderson