the fix

This short film will screen with other short films in Block 5 | Ties that Bind
Saturday, December 10th at 12pm
Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Springs, California.
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A working, single mother is forced to call her absent father for a last minute babysitting request.

Director Biography – Emilio Miguel Torres

Emilio Miguel Torres is a Latino-American filmmaker. He received a BFA in Film & Television Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has written, directed, and produced short films and large scale media productions both as a student and independently. His films Valor & Sacrifice (2021) and The Ladder (2022) have screened at international film festivals and won awards such as the First Prize Kalborg Award from NYU’s New Visions and Voices Film Festival as well as the Critics’ Choice Award at the Sci-On Film Festival in Reno, Nevada, among other honors. He grew up in Ketchikan, Alaska and attended high school in the Seattle-Tacoma, Washington area. Emilio now resides in Phoenix, Arizona where he produces films and media projects and is currently in development for his feature debut.

Director Statement

The past couple of years have been very strenuous on all of our familial relationships. Isolation and conflict have spawned grudges and we have lost some of the people we love the deepest unexpectedly. It has been through this pandemic that I’ve personally become increasingly aware of the truth that family (blood, chosen, or otherwise) and the connections we have with our people is all that truly matters at the end of the day. I wanted to make a film about tough family dynamics, and share a singular story that can highlight one way that people in that situation may be able to reconnect and find a sense of hope and trust in each other. In my own family, I know relatives who don’t even speak due to conflict in the past. I’m not sure if they will again. My film, “the fix,” hopes to remind people in similar situations that there might still be an opportunity to rekindle that relationship and to find a new context or a new perspective that can heal that pain. Essentially, this film serves as a reminder for myself, my own family, and hopefully all audiences that family is worth going out of your comfort zone for and it’s never too late to try again. Maybe all you need is a robot and a smoothie.

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