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World Premiere

The Shadow of the Sun

Directed by Miguel Angel Ferrer

Venezuela, USA | 98 min | 2022

When a deaf young man asks his estranged older brother to join him in a musical contest, this salt-of-the-earth blue collar worker must dust off his musical chops in order to be his little brother's voice.

Leo is a salt-of-the-earth blue collar worker going through the motions of life in the city of Acarigua, nestled in Venezuela's arid inland empire. Plagued by economic hardship, he does any job he can muster to make ends meet and keep his flailing relationship afloat.

Alex, his deaf younger brother, offers an unusual proposition: To join him in a musical contest and sing a song that he has written, for a chance to win a cash prize that will get them both out of their financial troubles. Leo refuses his brother’s "fantasy", but when a workplace incident gets him fired and ridiculed, Leo must take a leap of faith, rediscover his long dormant musical abilities, and win against all odds in order to change his and his brother’s future.
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Miguel Angel Ferrer is a Venezuelan-American award winning filmmaker with over 18 years in the advertising, film and television industries. His short film "deMonica" has won numerous awards worldwide including Best Short film in the Venezuelan International Film Festival and the Madrid International Film Festival. Miguel’s experimental short "Culpa" was acquired by HBO and has been an official selection at over 15 festivals, garnering finalist accolades as well as Best Actor win for lead Daniel Hernandez. Miguel has directed and produced Super Bowl and national campaigns in both the North American and Hispanic markets, for clients such as NBC UNIVERSAL, PEPSICO, FORD, and many more.
Type of Film Feature
Country of Origin Venezuela, USA
Year Film Was Completed 2022
Runtime 98 min
Social media Handles @elmiguelferrer, @shadowofthesunfilm
Director Miguel Angel Ferrer
Produced by Wil Romero, Maritza Carbajal, Alvar Carretero, Eric Gaunaurd, Miguel Angel Ferrer, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Maylen Calienes
Written by Miguel Ángel Ferrer & Guillermo de la Rosa
Cinematography Jose Duque
Edited by Miguel Angel Ferrer
Music by Sandro Morales, Juan Miguel dell Orco
Sound Design Enrique Diaz
Art Direction Vince Sanchez Sambrano
Main Cast Carlos Manuel Gonzalez, Anyelo Lopez, Greisy Mena, Jeizer Ruiz, Richard Clark, David Olaves, Camila Curtis, Pedro Alonso