The Barber and the Beggar


The fable of a barber who confronts his conscience.

Rey confronta al barbero.

“El barbero y el mendigo” (The Barber and the Beggar) was written, rehearsed, recorded and edited in 48 hours for the “48 Hour Film Project San Juan 2016” short film festival. It was a collaborative production between Archeus Creative Solutions, Cine C.A.R.E.T.A.S. Inc. and other individuals who together formed the “Unexpected Alliance” team.


Premios del 48 Hour Film Project

El Barbero y el Mendigo won the most awards out of all competing shorts at the 48 Hour Film Project.

  • 5th Place Best Film
  • Best Ensemble Acting
  • Best Use Of Genre
  • Best Music
  • Audience Choice Honorable Mention
  • Spirit of Puerto Rico Award


  • Audience: Elementary School, For the whole family, High School, and University
  • Classification: G and NR
  • Themes: Humillity and Respect
  • Genre: Drama, Fable, and Fantasy
  • Themes: Humillity and Respect
  • Length: 7 min
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English and Spanish
  • Premiere Date: September 17, 2016
  • Format: 4K
  • Frame Rate: 24p
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.9:1