By Tony Sokol
Doctor Gonzalez will not be reporting for surgery. Miss Universe is going back to hosting educational television. There’s a low pressure system mounting in the south west and it’s raining deportees.
“And the gringo wants to charge us for the wall,” says a newly relocated, Green-card carrying displaced person in the opening sequence a bitingly brilliant short satire in the first wave of payback art in a post-Trump world.
M.A.M.O.N. (Monitor Against Mexicans Over Nationwide) is a “satirical fantasy sci-fi short film that explores with black humor and lots of VFX the outrageous consequences of Donald Trump´s plan of banning immigration and building an enormous wall on the Mexico – US border,” according to the official synopsis.
“The dark comedy showcases a spectacular fight involving bizarre weapons, and numerous dark jokes about the cliches and stereotypical antics of the Mexican and Latino community, as the quinceañera, the quetzalcoatl, the lucha libre, the mariachi, the chapulín colorado, etc.”
The humor is almost savage and the joke ratio is high. It’s got heart, lungs and chickens. The hulking Trump monster is almost as menacing as the real thing.
“M.A.M.O.N. is part of the Wecanfxit project, powered by Uruguayan production house Aparato.
“Our mission is to change the world using our geeky weapons: cinematography, visual effects and CGI,” they promise. And we here at Entertainment 2morrow are going to hold them to that.