This short film will screen with other short films in Block 2 | Excursions in Arte
Friday, December 9th at 2pm
Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Springs, California.
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A puppet maker’s greatest creation brings El Triste back from the curse of sadness.

Director Biography – Jeremiah Ocañas

Jeremiah Ocañas is an award-winning multi-talented performer and entrepreneur. Acting has been a passion since he was first cast in the short film Horseplay shot in 1998 in his hometown of El Campo, Texas. He has played the lead role in the award-winning films Drive By Chronicles: Ghostown, Choosing Signs shot in Cork, Ireland, and Homebound, which he produced in El Campo. As co-founder and C.O.O. of Lone Stars Entertainment, he wrote, directed, and acted in B.O.O.S.T., a film which he invested his time and money into for over a year to see the production through. It was an official selection at Official Latino Short Film Festival (New York), Los Angeles CineFest, CineFestival (San Antonio) and Big Latino Cinema Festival (Los Angeles). He wrote and shot music videos for his hip-hop group The Lone Stars with the most recent being Algodón y V.I.N.O. PBS/WORLD Channel aired Episode One: Jasmine of the documentary short Overcomers, and Episode Two: Myles has also been released. Overcomers is a docu-series for the American Graduate initiative that he co-created, directed and produced, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and NALIP. Jeremiah was included in Remezcla’s list of “10 Latino Filmmakers You Should Know.” Season 1 & 2 of his award-winning digital comedy series #HighlandPark took home awards for Best Webisode, Best Actress in a Web Series and Best Script at the Official Latino Short Film Festival (New York).

Director Statement

What is L.O.V.E. to YOU?
Sometimes in our saddest moments we are blessed to be introduced to our own true meaning of L.O.V.E. It could be the strumming of a guitar, watching people dance in the street, a kiss on the cheek, or truly seeing the sunset for the first time. L.O.V.E. is all around us. We just have to pay attention.

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