Synopsis: Joey, works as a waiter for a hedonistic community of summer holiday makers in a small Mediterranean paradise. It is unclear if their exaggerated behaviors are due to the fact that the summer is coming to an end or if its just the last of their summers…
This short-film, originally titled ‘The Last Summer’, was meant to be a satire about the end of humanity which we decided to shoot on our summer holidays of 2019… but in a strange twist of global events it turned out to be a film about the end of an era.
Balthazar Klarwein is a French/American Spanish-born filmmaker from Majorca. He has worked as an editor, cinematographer and director in music videos, documentaries, commercials and fashion films as well as video-art. His experience in the film and video industry has been extremely eclectic, from his early years creating DIY skateboarding films in Barcelona to working for celebrated avant-garde filmmakers such as Albert Serra or celebrity photographers like Mario Testino, his career has been followed by a contrast between directing high-end commercials and self-produced experimental films. Much of this duality is expressed in his body of work as he often feels surrounded by a world of paradoxes, contrasts and ambiguities. ”Yo, Diablo” is his first narrative based fictional short film.