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Manos De Oro

Directed by Merced Elizondo

United States | 33:25 minutes | 2020

After months of struggling with crippling arthritis, a former mechanic attempts to regain his identity as a working man with purpose.

Sergio, a former mechanic, is in the middle of a crippling battle with arthritis. When the opportunity to fix an old family-friend's truck arises, Sergio begins a downward spiral towards denial and self-destructive behavior in an attempt to regain his identity as a working man with purpose. As a result, his struggling relationship with his son is put to the ultimate test.
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Merced Elizondo is a Mexican-American filmmaker based out of Dallas, TX. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016, Elizondo launched his filmmaking career by working on multiple productions all across Texas, and served as a Producer with both AMS Pictures and DHD Films. Since then, he has devoted his attention to independent filmmaking and is currently developing short film and feature film projects to direct in 2021 and 2022. A writer at heart, Elizondo's creative sensibilities lean towards dramatic narratives and is committed to telling character-driven stories that are cinematic, personal, and most of all: original. Ultimately, he hopes to offer a unique perspective on subjects and themes that have yet to be seen on screen before, and to create profound experiences for audiences that move them, inspire them, and compel them to ask new questions of themselves through the marriage of sound and image. Some of his biggest influences include Alfonso Cuarón, Wim Wenders, Terrence Malick, Michael Haneke, Jean-Pierre Melville, Ingmar Bergman, Céline Sciamma, David Fincher, Stanley Kubrick, Barry Jenkins, and François Truffaut. His latest film, "Manos De Oro," is a black-and-white short film written entirely in Spanish; starring Julio César Cedillo, who can be seen on Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico, Sicario, and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. "Manos de Oro" is currently on the 2021 film festival circuit and has been featured in The Dallas Morning News, Good Morning Texas, LatinEquis, and Univision.
Film Title in English Hands of Gold
Type of Film Short
Country of Origin United States
Year Film Was Completed 2020
Runtime 33:25 minutes
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Social media Handles @manosdeorofilm
Director Merced Elizondo
Written by Merced Elizondo
Producers Merced Elizondo, Mark Ragunton, Julio César Cedillo
Cinematography Mark Ragunton
Edited by Peter Koutsogeorgas
Music by Matthew Thomas
Sound Design Morgan Honaker
Art Direction Carolina Govea
Main Cast Julio César Cedillo, Jero Medina, Richard Jackson