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The Piñata King

Short Documentary (3mins)

On the outskirts of Mexico City, over 50 years ago, a family began making and selling piñatas to the local community. Nowadays, the whole town is involved. The Piñata King takes a look inside the life of this town, and the head of the family who started it all.  

Vimeo Staff Pick 2017

Booooooom TV Awards 2017: Doc of the Year - Runner Up

Official Selection:

National Geographic Short Film Showcase

New York International Children's Film Festival 2018

35th Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Telluride Mountainfilm Festival 2018

Barcelona Children's Film Festival

19th FilmColumbia, NYC Film Festival

Providence Children's Film Festival 2018




Written & directed by: Chris Lee & Paul Storrie

Music by: 'A Mover La Colita Cumbias'


Special Thanks:

Francisco and family

Alex & Leo

Filmed on location in Mexico City

Originally premiered on Booooooom​

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