Shorts Program 1 includes BEFORE MADRID, CONSUELO, DEAD ENDERS, DETOX, FLORES DEL OTRO PATIO, HOT LATIN NIGHTS AT THE GRANADA, HOW TO LASSO and MONARCAS
|Thursday, June 1, 2023||TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 4||6:30 PM PDT||BUY TICKETS|
Hot Latin Nights at the Granada!
Directed by Franco Vidal
USA | 17 min | 2022
On a famed salsa club's closing night, a whitewashed American born teen must learn how to dance from his salsa singing uncle in order to impress the girl of his dreams.
The Granada, a nightclub owned by the famed salsa singer Tony "El Tío" Lopez is closing down. El Tío’s nephew, Carlos, had no intention of attending the closing night, until the girl next door asks him to save the last dance for her. Now all he needs to do is learn how to salsa dance.
Franco Vidal is an award-winning, proud Peruvian writer and director based in Los Angeles. He earned his BA in film production at California State University, Northridge where he wrote and directed his musical thesis, "Hot Latin Nights at the Granada!" The film was awarded the Franz Wieser Grant by ARRI and was presented at The Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Franco has served as an intern at Michael Showalter’s developing company, Semi-Formal Productions, as well as being a Hollywood Foreign Press Association fellow. He is now pursuing his MFA degree in Film Production at USC's School of Cinematic Arts as the a recipient of the George Lucas Family Foundation scholarship.
|Type of Film||Short|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Year Film Was Completed||2022|
|Social media Handles||IG: @hot.latin.nights.film, @peruvian_falcon|
|Written by||Franco Vidal|
|Cinematography||Desiree Huang, Maggie Herr|
|Edited by||Michael Beu, Alex Vides|
|Music by||Carmichael Castaños|
|Sound Design||Tyler Struck|
|Art Direction||Cesar Reyes, Alex Torres|
|Main Cast||Gabriel Burrafato, Roberto Arrizon, Trinity Breanne Perio, Enrique Renaldo|