LAB 2012-2013 > Petra Zlonoga & Julio Hernandez Cordon – I wish the sun

Petra Zlonoga & Julio Hernandez Cordon – I wish the sun

Petra Zlonoga


Petra Zlonoga completed an MA in graphic design at the School of Design in 2007, and an MA in Animation and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb in 2011. Her student films won several awards  University award (University of Zagreb) and Best student film (Festival of Croatian animation) for Gregor (2011) and Best original screenplay (Festival of Croatian animation) for Daniil Ivanovic, you are free (2012.) She currently works as a freelance animator, illustrator and graphic designer.

Julio Hernandez Cordon


Cordon was raised in Mexico, Costa Rica and Guatemala. He began his studies in the field of Communication and Journalism at the University Rafael Landivar in Guatemala. He further developed his interest for filmmaking at the Centro de Capacitacíon Cinematográfica (CCC), in Mexico City. With Marimbas From Hell (2010), he has won the 16th Valdivia Film Coproduction Sessions & Venture Forum.


I wish the sun


The story mixes documentary and fiction. The characters are real and they will be part of a story of punk and drug trafficking, with a landscape that will remind us of westerns. Warning is a legendary Guatemalan punk who sells punk accessories in a local market. He's trying to find a rehearsal space for his band that could also be turned into a bar, but no one wants to close a deal with him because of the way he looks. He travels to the countryside where his mother, father and sister wait for him. They are all indigenous. Warning has a good relationship with his sister with whom he talks about music and the Internet. They watch how light aircrafts loaded with drugs land near his family crops, and plan to steal the merchandise from one of them, thinking that that's a way to improve their situation. They carry out the plan but it causes a heinous crime, which forces Warning to take drastic decisions.