A film by Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado


A film by Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado

1492. Among the crew captained by Christopher Columbus, travel three men who should have been dead by now. They have managed to avoid their sad fate by taking part in this uncertain journey, but reaching the Canary Islands they flee, taking one of the ship’s sails with them. Meanwhile, in the “Old World”, a woman tries to save her dying sister by bringing her to a healer. Both of these journeys attempt to laugh at death. Both journeys are at the mercy of time and History.

Status: Completed
Year: 2021
Genre: Historical Drama
Country: Spain, Colombia

Language: Galician, Spanish
Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Runtime: 75 min.
Original title: Eles Transportan a Morte



Their work investigates the relationships between mythology and materialism. Their short films have been shown in many well-known international film festivals including Toronto International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Mar De Plata, Rotterdam International Film Festival, FIC Valdivia, Curtas Vila do Conde, Ann Arbor and Media City Film Festival as well as art centers like CCCB, BAM, TEA and Solar.

They Carry Death is their first feature film.


2019 Irmandade (9’)
5th Chanfainalab, Mostra de Cinema Periferico, FIC Valdivia- Nuevos Caminos, Zinebi- Bilbao, Festival International de d’Amiens, Aguilar film Festival, ury Prize in Alteraciones section- Alguilar Film Fest.

2017 Plus Ultra (13’)
Locarno International Film Festival · Pardi di domani, Festival de San Sebastián · Zabaltegi-Tabakalera, Curtas Vila do Conde · International Competition.

2016 Burning Mountains that Spew Flame (13’)
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata.

2015 Neither God Nor Santa María (13’)
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), New York Film Festival (NYFF), Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Nuria Lestegás
Sara Ferro
Xoán Reices
Valentín Estévez
David Pantaleón
Josefa Rita Míguez Cal

Directors: Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado
Screenplay: Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado
Cinematography: José Alayón
Editing: Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Sound: Patrick Storck, Gina Keller
Music: Carlos García
Executive producers: Beli Martínez, José Alayón, Marina Alberti, Samuel M. Delgado, Helena Girón, Maria Alejandra Mosquera, Carlos E. García
Production Companies: El Viaje Films, La Banda Negra, Blond Indian Films


Venice International Film Critics’ Week · Best Technical Contribution
San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Tabakalera)
Filmfest Hamburg
Cinespaña Toulouse



Coming soon


With the support of:

Canarias Avanza con Europa
Gobierno de Canarias
Proexca para Canarias
Unión Europea
ICEX - España Exportación e Inversiones