Mi Amigo Jaime (My Friend Jaime)

Mi Amigo Jaime

Mi Amigo Jaime (My Friend Jaime, in English) is a short film about a young man and his friend Jaime. It starts off innocently enough, with a boy simply indulging in a secret crush. Things tend to get complicated mostly because of the emotions of a teenager in love, and the fear of ruining a good friendship. So basically, amidst pool laps and beach waves, this film depicts just how it feels like when you fall in love with your best friend.

This one is actually rather sweet. The feelings seem very innocent, and this makes the film simpler and sweeter. Also, so much bromance.

(This is available on both Vimeo and YouTube, plus with English subs on both. Here’s another film about a teenage girl crushing on another girlThis other film is also about falling in love with a best friend, only with a female perspective.) Watch now

El Pasajero (The Passenger)

El Pasajero

El Pasajero (“The Passenger” in English) is a short film about a taxi cab driver and his passenger, simply put. It starts off with the driver picking up a man on streets, but then it suddenly involves a gun, drinking, and salsa dancing. There are also some conversations happening along the way, and a budding friendship is set to bloom here, too.

This short film was actually eligible for an Academy Award in 2010. It can get a little crazy here and there (desperate men and their desperate measures, I suppose), but it is definitely touching. Salsa dancing also never looked more fun.

(The film can be viewed with or without English subtitles, so take your pick. Here’s another film featuring friendship between a wolf and sheep. Or how about this other film about another cab driver?) Watch now