• Director

    Danny Pineros

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2023, 7:43

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

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April 20, 2024 @ 7:00PM • Kaufman Astoria Studios – Zukor Theatre

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A couple witnesses a paranormal event that separates them into two distinct dimensions.


Danny Pineros, Director
Danny Pineros, Writer
Mateo Vergara, Producer
Enrique Mendoza, Producer
Natalie Polisson, Key Cast, “Mia”
Robin Zamora, Key Cast, “Ben”

Director Statement

“Transitioning from music videos to narrative filmmaking, I’ve always been driven by the desire to craft stories that captivate from the outset. With this project, my focus shifted towards a high-concept narrative, where the central idea takes precedence over individual characters. It was a challenge I set for myself: to produce an engaging narrative from start to finish.

My long-standing fascination with the paranormal, particularly when juxtaposed with scientific explanations, served as the foundation for this film. I’ve often pondered questions like, ‘How do objects move seemingly of their own accord?’ Could there be another dimension coexisting with ours, occasionally intersecting and producing what we perceive as ‘ghostly’ phenomena? This line of thought led to the inception of ‘Bisected.’

From the outset, I was deeply passionate about this concept. I’ve always yearned to delve into the sci-fi genre, but in a manner that didn’t rely on extravagant budgets or heavy VFX. The practical effects we employed, such as the door, the radio, and the woman’s disappearance, are testament to this approach.

In terms of mood and tone, I drew significant inspiration from Denis Villeneuve’s work. ‘Sicario,’ with its tension, tone, and camera movements, became a reference point for our film. My aim was to craft a grounded sci-fi piece with the emotional depth of a drama.

I believe this story has potential beyond its current format. It’s not just about the interdimensional concept but also the complexities of a relationship under strain. The narrative hints at a couple grappling with past issues, now thrust into an extraordinary situation. It’s a story I’m eager to expand upon, and I envision ‘Bisected’ as a feature film, allowing me to fully explore and conclude the narrative I’ve begun

Director Biography

The Colombian-born, Los Angeles-based creative first broke out in 2016 via his first feature documentary Fight Like a Boss, which won the Best of Fest award at the First Glance film festival, in addition to being accepted to multiple festivals.

Daniel’s career began in music video / commercials production and editing, where he directed spots for international brands like IWC and edited commercials for respected companies such as Coca-Cola, LEGO, Samsung, Purina, and more. He also produced and edited captivating music videos for renowned artists like Ricky Martin, Sebastián Yatra and Christina Aguilera among others.

Driven by his passion for storytelling, Daniel has transitioned from music videos and commercials to narrative work. He has directed three short films, which have been recognized and showcased at various film festivals. Additionally, Daniel has written three scripts, aiming to direct his first feature film “Bisected”.

With a strong background in production and post-production, honed through his experiences working under one of the best directors from Colombia, Daniel is poised to embark on his directorial journey in the world of narrative feature filmmaking.