SCREENING DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 2015
TIME: 2PM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 2
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Amy, a Mexican-American teenager, is forced by her older sister Gloria to have a traditional Quinceañera-party instead of attending the concert of her favorite band with the boy of her dreams. Amy’s plan to escape the party goes awry and forces the sisters into a direct conflict about what’s best for Amy, the importance of tradition, and the gulf of distance between the two sisters.
Director: Jesus Alarcon
Born in the city of Puebla, México, Jesús entered the world of narrative at a very early age. He grew nurtured by the vast cultural riches of his country which developed a particular sensibility in him through the arts. Jesús was awarded the Americarum Universitas Scholarship to study his Bachelors Degree in Communications Science at the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla, from where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He spent a year abroad studying at the University of Leeds in England, where he debuted as a director in the shorts-films program.
Jesús has also worked as a producer for the SICOM television system in México, ERT Greece-New York, and Bordinni Brothers. He completed his M.F.A. in filmmaking at the University of Columbia in New York, where he was awarded the Cinematography and FOCUS fellowships. Currently he received the Hollywood Foreign Press Award to promising filmmakers. Recently Jesús was selected to participate at the Cine Qua Non Lab Screenwriter’s Workshop in Michoacán, México. Jesús has just finished his new short “Text Amy” and is in development of his first feature film “Esperadoras”.
Jesus Alarcón Castellanos
Josh Rector and Jesus Alarcón Castellanos
Jackie C. Lin
Director of Photography
Rodrigo del Río
Visual effects artist
Carlos A. Alarcón
with Arturo Castro
and Manuel Morán
First Assistant Director
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Script Supervisor Chia Ni Lin
First Assistant Camera Ines Portugal
Second Assistant Camera Flavia Romani
Gaffer Stephan Lan
Dolly Grip Zachary Steere
Best boy Jamal Solomon
Key Grip Mike Chan
Grips Ray Chan
Set Designer Marta Herrera
Hair and Makeup Natividad Bujalance
Still Photographer Anna Mielech
Sound by Juan Pablo Tramujas
Postproduction sound service provided by
Sound Editor / Sound Designer Lee Riley M.P.S.E.
Color correction Luis Otero
Graphic Designer Giovanna Poucel
Picture car coordinator Brenda Miranda
Text Amy Trailer www.textamyshortfilm.com from Paola Poucel on Vimeo.
@Katya_martin (Lead Actress)