3 Feet is a joy-inducing film capturing an adventurous day with Gonzalo, a ten-year-old boy attempting to keep his shoes clean despite his love for football challenging his intentions. An excellent combination of live-action and animation adds to the film’s whimsy and childlike amusement. Director Giselle Geney pulls audiences back in time to once again experience a day from a child’s point of view.
Over time, our childlike wonder is lost and replaced with adult worries and triumphs. We rarely are given a chance to feel the carefree joy we once held as young children, and 3 feet returns audiences to that feeling, even it’s just for twenty minutes. Audience reminisce in watching the terror etch across Gonzalo’s with every obstacle he faced, remembering how important getting in trouble at school, dealing with bullies, and enjoying recess once were to them.
As children, we aren’t aware of the effects of rules or teachings on our personalities. While the thought of having personal items confiscated still carries frustration. That frustration moulded Gonzalo with discipline and a determination to succeed.
Colombian filmmaker, director, and screenwriter Giselle Geney found a business partner in executive producer Natalia Bernal after co-producing Ramón, a film directed by Bernal. After the film found great success, even winning the Best Documentary Award at the Children’s Film Festival in Seattle, the two continued to join talents at Pescadito Films, a production company aimed at creating quality content for children. As of yet, Geney is co-writing Diego, her first live-action children’s feature film, and is developing Poderosas (powerful girls), a live-action sport documentary children series with long-time co-worker Natalia Bernal.