El Menor

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El Menor

Original title: El Menor

Directed by: Mijael BUSTOS

Produced by: Felipe EGAÑA (Los Reyes del Parque, Chile), Diego SALDIVIA (Los Reyes del Parque, Chile)

Country of production: Chile

Runtime: 80', 52'

Expected release: February, 2024

Production stage: Editing

Budget: €205,000 (100% in place)

1st feature: Yes

Looking for: Festivals, Sales agents / distributors


El Menor is an intimate portrait of Efraín (15), a marginal teenager without family, who in a few months becomes a worldwide phenomenon in freestyle music battles. Efrain faces sudden fame without anyone emotionally close to him. In that loneliness, but surrounded by hundreds of thousands of fans, Efrain begins to gradually disappear behind « El Menor », his artistic persona.

Director’s profile:

Audiovisual Communicator and Master in Documentary Filmmaking. He is director and screenwriter of the short films « La última escena » (2013) and « Un cuento de amor, locura y muerte » (2015) which accumulated more than 70 selections in festivals such as Toronto (TIFF), IDFA, Clermontt-Ferrand, FicValdivia and more than 20 awards in festivals such as Krakow, Chicago, Camerimage, among others. Director of the transmedia project « Los Reyes del Parque », which includes the feature film currently in development « El Menor ».

Producer’s profile:

Film and TV director and producer. His short films « El Elefante Blanco », « Última Cena » and « Huésped » have been selected and awarded in multiple festivals in countries such as Cuba, Holland, Portugal and Chile. Has been assistant director to Nicolás Acuña, Pepa San Martín, Carmen Castillo, among others. Is producer of the feature film « Gran Avenida » by Moisés Sepúlveda, the TV series « Libre » by Juan Pablo Sallato and the feature film « La Hija del Pacífico » by Juan Olea. Partner and producer at Juntos Films.