Year - 2016 / 2021
Directed by Mario Muñoz
Written by Mario Muñoz & Karen Acosta
Produced by Mario Muñoz & Carmen Valdivia
Animation by Mandaraka (Mexico) Versatile (China)
In 2017 we released the first episode of Luli and Gabo, Vivir es Increíble. Mexican insurance brand GNP tasked us with creating an animated web series aimed at preventing young children from having accidents at home. Four years, 15 episodes and 120 million views later, Luli and Gabo keep on living new adventures, not only in their series, but also on board games, stuffed toys and they even have their own app. We are currently in the planning stages of their first feature film.
El ayudante de Santa
She writes live action and is a specialist in animation script. Selected at the Pixelatl Festival for 3 consecutive years with more than one project, both series and feature films. One of them, acquired by Ánima Estudios, and another winner of the Ideatoon 2018 award. Script Doctor of the short film “El Tigre sin Rayas”, winner of the Folimage Studio in Annecy 2017, eligible in the 93rd Academy Awards Oscars 2021 to compete for the Best Animated Short. IMCINE jury for the 2019 short film call. Winner of the FONCA Young Creators 2019-2020 in the Film Script category. Winner of the Promocine 2020 Film Production Contest and the Support for the Short Film Production of FOCINE 2021 with her script “Postludio”. Screenwriter for "Hijas de Brujas" with Yalitza Aparicio as the main character. Head writer of Catalina la Catrina's Day of the Dead Special for Blim and Channel 5. Karen lives in Mexico City and in addition to writing, she is part of “The Assembly MX” where she performs Improv Comedy presentations with her team “Capitán Gato”.
WRITER AND PRODUCER
Mario is a director who turns his creativity into ideas for advertising, film, theater and animation. His work is defined by emotional and memorable storytelling that spans many genres and styles. Mario founded his company Voces Imaginarias (Imaginary Voices) in 1997 with which he has produced highly successful and award-winning campaigns for some of the most important clients and agencies in Mexico and the US. His first short, Mientras me Muero (While I Die) (2003), was nominated for an Ariel and won the Golden Sun for best short at the Biarritz Film Festival. In 2008 Mario directed his first feature film, the thriller Bajo la Sal (Under the Salt), which was produced by Warner Brothers and premiered in competition at the Morelia International Film Festival, generating awards, great box office and reviews. Currently Mario divides his time between generating content ideas, scripts, creative ideas for advertising clients, and shooting ads and movies. Currently he is directing the animated series Luli y Gabo while developing other projects for film and television. His new film Los minutos Negros, the adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Martin Solares, will premiere in competition in the FICM.