Artist bio

I'm Viviana Sánchez, a Venezuelan visual artist who started with the cinema studying in the Dominican Republic. Actually, I would like to dedicate all my time to this area. I'm also dedicated to the creation of textile pieces, photography, and painting with watercolors. I feel really happy to show you part of my work, and I hope you enjoy it.






Artist Statement

A young woman (Juliet, 25) has lost her family. After the death of her loved ones, she has entered a self-destructive state of depression and the only thing she has left are memories of the life she used to have. One day, on a radio program, she listens to the kind message of the announcer as he recites Ephesians 6:10-20, listening to this memories of her family came to her mind motivating her to strengthen herself, and resort to the divine force of God that always guides us, and the comfort of nature as inspiration to improve her life and be reborn in God.

How it fits into contest

As human beings we are always tempted. In the case of this short film, the temptation would lead our protagonist (Julieta) to give up, perhaps because at some point it was easier to just be a victim and let herself be carried away by the agony and pain caused by her loss, but as it says in Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Juliet's fight was against her own weakness, but God will never let us fall without a fight. He will always show himself in some way to make us see the reality that surrounds us, to give us the necessary tools, transformed into divine strength, and end any temptation. Ephesians 6:13-17 “Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

Finally, and in a timely manner, Juliet understands the message from our creator. The armor is there. It is our responsibility to remain vigilant, with the shield of faith in hand, vigorous and focused on doing what is best for us, taking care of ourselves, loving ourselves, and thus radiating light to everything in our environment. Ephesians 6:10-11 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:18-20 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”


Viviana Sánchez Méndez (Juliet)
Víctor Félix (V.O)
Viviana Sánchez Méndez, Writer and Director
Víctor Félix, 1st Assistant Director
Isaac Morantus , Director of Photography and Video Editor
Dzoara Pereyra , Producer
Luis Raúl de la Cruz, Associate Producer

Music / Sound Sources

The Merchant´s Prayer, Lama House
Cotton Candy Armor (Instrumental), Mattias Tell

Subscription on Epidemic Sound

Transcript / Lyrics

For today's episode we would like to talk about grieving and how to turn a new leaf a long side God.
The transcendence of the soul to the kingdom of heaven and the sample of the greatness of our divine father, who decides the right moment to give rest to the body and strength to his loved ones in the Earth, at his side, each pure soul watches over and guides with mysticism the steps of his relatives, they do not stop living, they transform into beings of light and protection.

And now we would like to invite you to read a verb from Ephesians 6:10-20 where it talks about the armor of God and how it can help us to stand a firm ground agains all plan of evil
It's never too late to start from scratch, it's never too late to make the necessary change and be truly happy. The most important thing is to know how to take care of yourself in order to take care of your environment and give yourself a more enjoyable life, in God you will always find a shield, a friend, a source of strength to shine.

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