A Gringo Honeymoon


TYPE
: Narrative Short
GENRE: Drama
STATUS: Completed

LOGLINE

 Sometimes just getting away can be a dangerous game.

SYNOPSIS

 
James Wallace is a young American. To him Mexico was just another adventure in a life lived without any grand plans. A place to go where nobody knew who you were and nobody cared. A chance to drop out and get by within Mexico’s flourishing underground economy. When he finds himself working as a “surgeon” in Carlos Melgarejos’ burgeoning organ trafficking ring things start looking up. But that was before he met Rosalita, a prostitute at the amateur lucha libre whose profound beauty shakes his insouciance. Suddenly there’s more to life than cutting out kidneys south of the border. James wants out and he wants to take Rosalita with him. For Carlos this is more than just another headache in a life filled with niggling trespasses, this is personal.

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

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KEY CREW

Alexandra Debricon - Director, Writer.

 Alexandra Debricon is a French-born filmmaker and editor based in NYC.
After graduation from Paris VIII with her B.A. in Film & Television, she moved to New York to do an intensive film production workshop at NYU. She briefly moved to Toronto to work as an assistant director on a feature film & commercials.
Shortly after returning to NYC, Alexandra began her career in editing. She worked as an editor at the award-winning post-production house Crew Cuts for many years for clients like NFL, Siemens, SNL, GE.

She edited the 35mm short film CLOSE YOUR EYES (Tribeca Film Festival Competition, DC Shorts, LA Shortsfest- 2013) directed by Sonia Malfa.

She is currently in development of her first feature film Les Stazunis.

Bruce Francis Cole - Cinematographer

 Born and raised in Upstate New York, Bruce Francis Cole was introduced to cinematography by way of fine art. Bruce studied fine art for over eight years before making the switch over to cinematography. Studying painters such as Vermeer, Carvaggio, and Rembrandt helped him to understand and connect with color, light, and composition.

While attending The North Carolina School of Filmmaking for cinematography, Cole also began studying theatrical lighting design under Norman Coates (Tommy, the Broadway musical). After school, Bruce worked for five years as a gaffer and electrician in New York. In 2004, He attended the prestigious American Film Institute for graduate studies in cinematography where he studied under Bill Dill, A.S.C. and Stephen Lighthill, A.S.C.

Over the years, Bruce has had the pleasure to film some of the top musicians in the world including Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Eminem, Shakira, and Chris Brown to name a few. He has also shot the theatrically released and award-winning Earthwork, starring the Academy Award nominated John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone), for which he won the Julio Macat ASC award for his excellence in cinematography.

He is currently in production on a feature film entitled The Last Punch, which is based on a true story and centers around Muhammed Ali's last fight before retirement.

Eduardo de La Lanza - Producer

 

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ACCOLADES

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IFP Fiscal Sponsorship Program 2017

 

UPDATE - July 13, 2016

 MADRID Film Festival -July 2015
Won: Best lead actor

XIV Certamen El Pecado - August 2015
Won: Promofest - Fiction Short

Hollyshorts Film Festival - August 2015
Nomination: Best Action Short Film

Trinity Film Festival- August 2015
Nominations: Best Fiction Short

Atlanta Shortfest - October 2015
Nomination: Best director

Aesthetica Film Festival - November 2015
Nomination: Best Drama Short Film

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival - November 2015
Won: Best International Thriller Short Film


Queens World Film Festival - March 2016
Won; Best director - Honorable Mention
Best Narrative short - Honorable mention

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