A freighter crosses the ocean. The hypnotic rhythm of its pace reveals the continuous movement of the machinery devouring its workers: the old sailor’s gestures disappearing under the mechanical and impersonal pulse of the 21st century. Perhaps it is a boat adrift, or maybe just the last example of an endangered species with its engines still running, unstoppable.
Mauro Herce was born in Barcelona in 1976. He graduated in engineering from the Polytechnic of Catalonia and in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona before enrolling at San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba) and the Louis Lumière (France) Film Schools. Since then, he has been working as a director of photography and occasional screenwriter in more than twenty feature films, both fiction and documentary. Some of these works have been selected and won awards at important international festivals. Dead Slow Ahead is his first feature film as director.
Dead Slow Ahead (2015)