Inclusion Fellowship - Indigenous Latino Cohort includes BACK TO NORMAL, DEATH IN TRAINING, DEVELOPMENT, Na Savi and WORTHY
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Death in Training
Directed by Miguel Angel Duran
United States | 14 min | 2023
On his first day as a trainee, Death mistakenly takes the wrong soul and embarks on a hilarious journey trying to correct his mistake, but his antics only seem to cause more chaos and confusion in this zany comedy.
Death in Training is a comedic take on the origin story of the grim reaper. In this reimagining, Death is a clumsy 20-year-old trainee who must collect one soul in order to become the next Soul Collector. But when he mistakenly takes the soul of the wrong patient, he embarks on a wild journey with John's nurse, Mariela, to return the soul and fulfill his destiny.
Miguel Angel Durán is an accomplished writer and director, dedicated to telling stories from the Latino perspective. Based in Los Angeles, Miguel has worked on documentaries, films, and branded content, receiving numerous awards and recognition for his work. In 2020, Miguel directed Immigrant Voices of America, an eight-episode documentary series that won the Jury Award for Best Episodic Documentary at the 2020 Bentonville Film Festival. After a decade in the documentary space, Miguel has expanded his portfolio to include narrative work. His pilot for A Mother's Love was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2021 ScreenCraft’s TV Pilot Script Competition. His feature-length script, Viva el Rock!, is currently trending on The Black List. In 2022, Miguel was appointed as Head of Production at Avenida Studios, a Latino-owned movie studio disrupting Hollywood by empowering independent filmmakers.
|Type of Film||Inclusion Fellowship|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Year Film Was Completed||2023|
|Social media Handles||@deathintraining, @itsmiguelduran, @avenidaproductions|
|Director||Miguel Angel Duran|
|Written by||Miguel Angel Duran|
|Edited by||Miguel Angel Duran|
|Music by||Joaquin Lichtle|
|Sound Design||Nicolas Osorio|
|Art Direction||Vince Sanchez|
|Main Cast||Jared Treviño, Mariel Martinez, Carlo Allen|