Solution for Sadness

August 3, 2021


A mysterious package offers a woman a reprieve from her melancholy, only it’s results are more permanent and pervasive than she realizes.

About the author

Tuixén Benet, Marc Martínez Jordán
He also directed Framed, a long feature which, after an extensive circuit in horror and fantastic film festivals, has been released in several countries such as Japan, Germany, Colombia and USA thanks to Strand Releasing. Currently, he has co-directed Solution for Sadness, a short film that is going to have the world premiere in Austin Fantastic Fest.

Tuixén Benet is a Filmmaker/Choreographer from Barcelona now based in Los Angeles. With a background in live performance and choreographing for music videos and commercials she’s now focused on creating her own experimental films, a selection of which was curated at the DA2 of Salamanca as a retrospective of the artist. Her works Aloma i Mila, Lazarus and Solution for Sadness have screened at Cinedans Fest, Leeds International Film Festival, Cucalorus, Palm Springs ShortFest or Dance Camera West among others, and granted her an award for the Outstanding Contribution to Dance Film at Choreoscope.

She’s been nominated on multiple occasions for Best Choreography at the UK Music Video Awards for her work on the music videos of artists such as Tame Impala, Juanes, Polo & Pan or Two Door Cinema Club. She directed the live show of chilean artist Javiera Mena’s world tour with teams of performers in Chile, Mexico and Spain. Benet was the co-director of the dance company Les filles Föllen, Best New Talents by the Dance Association of Catalonia 2011, with performances at Mercat de les Flors, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Le Lieu Unique, KUMU Art Museum of Estonia and Zoofest Montreal among others.

She graduated in Choreography and Interpretation Techniques at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and earned an MFA in Film Directing at California Institute of the Arts, where she co-taught CineDance alongside Francesca Penzani. She’s continued her education in the field with a course on Body Poetics by MasterLav and a Certificate in ChoreoCinema by Agite y Sirva. 

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