Shorts Program 3 includes BUMBLEBEES, MOTHER’S DAUGHTER, PEDACITO DE CARNE, SABORRRR!, STRANGE WORLD, THE HOUR OF THE BIRDS and TRANSLATORS
|Sunday, June 4, 2023||TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 1||1:45 PM PDT||BUY TICKETS|
West Coast Premiere
Directed by Gianfranco Fernández-Ruiz
USA | 17 min | 2021
A Puerto Rican actor lands her big break on a heavily exploitative advertisement role. Will she be able to escape this ludicrous nightmare of a set?
On the first day of shooting a popular Tex-Mex food commercial, a Puerto Rican actress strives to meet the demands of culturally demeaning creators for her first big role. The more the stereotypes converge on her beliefs, the more she feels crazed, trapped in a character she’s unsure she can escape. A surreal nightmare ensues in which the exploitation of her heritage takes hideous and hilarious form, sending her down a spiralling staircase of identity politics. Can she get out?
Gianfranco Fernández-Ruiz is a Los Angeles-based multi-hyphenate artist who seeks to elevate BIPOC stories that mirror the frail and socio-political climate of today. But at the heart of it all, Gianfranco writes about love – wanting it, having it, losing it, and with a little bit of hope, finding it again. Gianfranco studies directing at the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFIC), and was recently selected for the Flip the Script Short Film Fund with CreatorPlus for his short film "JEROME" which had its premiere at the Pan African Film Festival. He is currently shooting his thesis film When Big People Lie.
|Type of Film||Short|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Year Film Was Completed||2021|
|Social media Handles||@Saborrrrmovie|
|Created by||Gianfranco Fernández-Ruiz, Zach Johnson, & Kelsie Elena|
|Written by||Gianfranco Fernández-Ruiz & Zach Johnson|
|Cinematography||Oscar Ignacio Jimenez|
|Edited by||Joe Murphy|
|Music by||Eduardo VC|
|Sound Design||Eduardo VC|
|Art Direction||Jonas Sappington|
|Main Cast||Kelsie Elena, Roberto Sanchez, Allie Rae Treharne, Daniel Graulau, Charla Bocchicchio, Mckenzie Steele Foster, Rachel B. Davis|