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August 11, 2016

2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | Born Fighter directed by Daniel Enrique Chavez Ontiveros

SCREENING DATE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH 2016
TIME: 11:30 AM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 1
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Synopsis

The portrait of Johnnie Gray’s boxing gym, a temporary haven for kids and young people who are at-risk of the dangers and temptations of the streets.

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Director Biography

Daniel Chávez Ontiveros was born and raised in Mexico City. He studied Media & Communication Science at the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM-CCM), where he discovered his passion for audiovisual storytelling. Later on, he was accepted at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematograficos (CUEC-UNAM), where he studied a very intensive program in Filmmaking. During these years he participated in the making of diverse fiction and documentary films developing skills on direction, cinematography, edition, writing, sound design, and film production. He has directed several short films that have been screened in diverse cultural venues around Mexico. In addition, two of his short films, Toucan (2013) and Milo’s animals (2014), have won prizes at the ‘Hazlo en Cortometraje Film Festival’, a festival that promotes environmental sustainability and ecological culture.

In 2013, he started his own audiovisual company, named Think Films, which is primarily dedicated in making documentaries for non-profit organizations such as Oxfam, Save the Children, and Marie Stopes. These documentaries are focused on topics such as worldwide migration, protection of human rights, and wilderness preservation.

In 2016, he graduated from an M.F.A. program in Documentary Film & Video at Stanford University in California. During the program he directed four documentary short films: ‘Born Figher’ (2015), ‘I am Ayotzinapa’ (2015), ‘Still Life’ (2015) and his thesis film ‘El cisne’ (2016).

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 Check Out The Trailer!!

Born Fighter – Trailer from Think Films on Vimeo.

Credits:

Director: Daniel Chávez Ontiveros

Producer: Daniel Chávez Ontiveros

Key Cast:  Johnnie Gray

Sound Recordist: Lauren Knapp & Daniel Chávez Ontiveros

Cinematography: Daniel Chávez Ontiveros

Production Assistant: Eréndira Olivera & Lauren Knapp

 

Category: ACCEPTED FILMS