Best Cinematography – Juan Gonzalez, “Roake” (Spain)

Title: Roake
Runtime: 11 min
Country: Spain
Director: Joan Cobos
Placement: Best Cinematography + Award of Excellence
Competition: December, 2018

Synopsis:  Our story revolves around the obsession of young people for fame and celebrity. 

Eldon Roake, who likes to be known only as ‘Roake’, is a photographer of great renown, charming, but extremely honest with an acerbic tongue. 

A single photo from him guarantees fame, … but at a terrible cost … 

The action takes place during a casting session at his dark and menacing London studio. 

Roake will take advantage of the weaknesses of each of the young candidates, until finally, his demonic instincts, will capture the essence of the soul and find his chosen one.

They will have to answer one simple question: “Are you ready to pay the final price?”