A Cheap Film (Una película barata)



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A Cheap Film (Una película barata).

Fede is depressed and firmly convinced he has no interest in social life. He meets Iván, and old acquaintance from his childhood who is also kind of blue, and he insists they should provide each other company because even though their lives may seem unremarkable, they can still anticipate plenty of unexpected plot twists in the future.


Osama Chami began working in film production in London in 2003, where he assisted directors like Gurinder Chadha and actors like Elijah Wood. In 2010, he returned to Madrid where currently works at El Deseo as a personal assistant to Pedro Almodóvar. His first short film, Según Mateo (According to Mateo) premiered at Outfest in Los Angeles and had a successful international journey, being featured in festivals such as Fringe! Queer Film Festival in London and LesGaiCineMad in Madrid, where it won the Special Jury Prize. In 2021, he directed his second short film, the unsettling and atmospheric El joven Diego (Young Diego), which premiered at Frameline and was screened at other festivals including NewFest in New York, Oslo/Fusion, MIX Brasil and Gaze in Dublin. In 2023, he was one of the finalists of Mediapro Studio Labs in Spain and thanks to thatt he is now writing his first TV Series, Las habitaciones de Karim (Karim’s Rooms) which will be produced by the Mediapro Studio.


  • Title
    A Cheap Film (Una película barata)
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    62′, col.

  • Director
    Osama Chami
  • Screenplay
    Osama Chami
  • Editing
    Sergio Jiménez,
    Ángela Mata
  • Photography
    Elías M. Félix
  • Production Design
    Carlota Casado

  • Music
  • Sound
    Alejandro López,
    Juan Rubio, Mario González,
    Anna Caparrós,
    Alberto Cendra Woodman
  • Costumes Design
    Axel Heilenkötter
  • Makeup and Hair Stylist
    Verónica Cruz
  • Cast
    Enrique Gimeno, Jorge Motos,
    Jorge Suquet, Bárbara Santa-Cruz,
    Luis Amália, Paula Medina,
    Fran Cantos

  • Producer
    Mirella Cuesta
  • Production
    CZDR films

  • Frameline San Francisco 2024 – International Narrative Feature Film Competition

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