Better knock on wood for Christmas

Ovidi, a seven-year-old boy, and his Tió Ramón spend Christmas Eve for the first time at the home of Veronique's French family, his father's partner. The presence of the Tió will threaten family stability... At Christmas, it's better to knock on wood.

Festivals, awards and nominations

Festival Internacional Fantàstic de Sitges, Acocollona't (jury special mention), FantBoi (audience special mention) , BARCIFF, Fantosfreak, B-retina, Fangofest, TerrorMolins

Max Calvera Vernet
Hugo Morenilla, Marc Velasco, Jorel E, Anna Casas, Enric Cusí, Montse Miralles, Alexandra Duytsche
Catalan, French

Max Calvera Vernet

Max Calvera Vernet was born in Barcelona on April 8, 1999. In 2021 he graduated in direction and audiovisuals at ESCAC with an excellence scholarship. His first short film, Better knock on wood for Christmas, has been selected at the Sitges festival, among others. He has also collaborated and worked in some Catalan production companies such as Life & Pictures and Ikiru films.




ScreenwriterMax Calvera Vernet, Marc Pujol del Rio
ProductionSebastian Mery
EditionAlbert Suárez de Figueroa