"Vigilant" is a piece of work that grabbed my attention from the very beginning. Creating the atmosphere and characters depicting a battle that "is not of the flesh" was a challenging task. I chose to film in b/w for many reasons, but most importantly because it represents two opposites- as in the spiritual battle- and because of the dramatic effect it brings to the whole film, specially to the character of 'the man'.
My creation process was influenced by the horror genre appealing to common fears and vulnerabilities, and also by the look & feel of comics bringing a dark & unbelievable ambiance to the whole product.
VIGILANT shows the powers of the spiritual forces of evil in their battle against faith and prayers through the Word of God.
Seen from the evil's POV, we learn how to stand firm against evil forces knowing they will never surrender but also will never succeed as long as we stay alert and vigilant.
Writer/Director/Postproduction: Alfonso Meléndez Sánchez
Producers: J. Alfonso Meléndez Y Villa, Blanca Sánchez Marín
Cast: J. Alfonso Meléndez Y Villa, Viriyi
Music & Sound FX: Freesound.org
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I am the light. It’s been a while since my last visit... and I already miss her. I know she’s expecting me. She knows who I am. And this time… she’s coming with me.
I just don’t like it when she resists to me. It’s like denying her own nature. There’s no need to hide. For there is no more light than my light. There’s no greater power, than my power.
I am a good shepherd… and I’ll bring her back. I’ll find a way and I’ll go everywhere.
Ok. Almost everywhere.
But this ain’t over. She can still come to the light.
She belongs here, with me. She belongs TO ME!
I’m beautiful. I'm unbeatable! She’s coming with me!
With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Well, maybe next time.
Stay vigilant. For I will come back.
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