L’Encenedor Quàntic / The Quantum Lighter
Pau Escribano / Spain / Fiction / 2015 / 5 min


A couple is in a bar. When he comes back from the restroom he tells her that he’s not himself, he comes from the future, and asks her to do something for him that she never had imagine she had to do.

Una pareja está en un bar. Cuando él vuelve del lavabo le dice que no es él, que viene del futuro, y le pide que haga algo por él que ella nunca hubiera pensado tener que hacer.

Festivals / Awards:  Another Independent International Film Festival. Eau Claire, Wisconsin. USA (2015) BEST SHORT; Festival 30 dies. Festival de cinema fantàstic a Andorra. Andorra. (2015) SPECIAL JURY PRIZE / AUDIENCE AWARD; Short of the Year. Madrid, Spain (2015) SPECIAL MENTION; Shorty Week Film Festival. El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain. (2016) BEST COMEDY SHORT; Worldfest. Houston, USA (2016) GOLD REMI AWARD, SCIENCE FICTION; RIURAU Film Festival. Xàbia, Spain (2016) BEST CATALAN/VALENCIAN SHORT FILM; FIC BiE. Bisbal d’Empordà, Spain (2016) BEST SCREENPLAY


 Pau Escribano Valls (Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, 1981). His childhood dream was to become a writer, a clown or an astronaut. That’s why he wallpapered his room with stars that glowed in the dark. Two days later he was already sick of having to sleep with all that little lights. Licensed in Audiovisual Comunication, he’s developed his career in TV, as a screenwriter of comedy shows such as Una Altra Cosa, Polònia or Crackòvia, which he also directed; in theatre, where he’s co-author of La Família Irreal and Polònia El Musical; in literature, with his novel Aquell d’allà no sóc jo; in cinema, directing the short films Primer Contacte and L’Encenedor Quàntic and in the kitchen, mastering the hummus and the potato omelet. Although he is neither a clown nor an astronaut, he’s managed to make his living out of writing and directing comedy and sci-fi stories.