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August 8, 2016

ALTAGRACIA directed by Daniel Pfeffer

 SCREENING DATE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 TH 2016

TIME: 6:00 PM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 4
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Synopsis

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Secrets and butterflies make for one hell of a dinner conversation.

Director Biography

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Daniel Pfeffer grew up in Ithaca, New York. He attended Brooklyn College and NYU Tisch School of the Arts for Film and TV production. After earning his BFA, he went on to work in the film industry under various capacities. Daniel strives to use captivating narrative by creating socially conscious films, which speak to the human condition and to audiences worldwide. He is currently an MFA candidate for Screenwriting and Directing in the graduate film program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
Director Statement
As a storyteller I wanted to showcase a Latino family that did not fit under the stereotypical image and conversation of what America wants us to look and sound like. “Altagracia” is a short film about a grandmother who has had to raise her two grandchildren on her own after their parents died. I wanted to paint a portrait that debunked stereotypes often seen in the media when representing Latino families from lesser means in New York City.

Director Statement
As a storyteller I wanted to showcase a Latino family that did not fit under the stereotypical image and conversation of what America wants us to look and sound like. “Altagracia” is a short film about a grandmother who has had to raise her two grandchildren on her own after their parents died. I wanted to paint a portrait that debunked stereotypes often seen in the media when representing Latino families from lesser means in New York
City.

Check Out The Trailer!!

ALTAGRACIA official teaser (2016) from One Love Picture Classics on Vimeo.

Credits:

  • Daniel Pfeffer
    Director
    Milk and Honey, Let There Be Sol
  • Daniel Pfeffer
    Writer
    Milk and Honey, Let There Be Sol
  • Alexandra Brown
    Producer
    A Walk Among The Tombstones, Yainis, Wish I Was Here
  • Caron Williams
    Producer
  • Yainis Ynoa
    Key Cast
    Power (Starz), King Jack, Babygirl, Good Girls Revolt (Amazon Studios), Missing Grandma, Milk and Honey
  • Joshua Rivera
    Key Cast
    Gimme The Loot, Babygirl, STOP, Milk and Honey, Law & Order SVU, Showtime, Hypebeasts, Louie (FX productions)
  • Yvette Mercedes
    Key Cast
    Garden State, Mama, Keane, Law & Order SVU, Trafico: Everybody Has a Price
Category: ACCEPTED FILMS