A coming of age story of a boy who takes a journey to confront his feelings about his father's suicide. Anthony is a young 14 year old boy who is set on doing his first ever concert with his band, Poison Crue.


DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

Set in the present the story is about a boy named Anthony who loves 80s rock music. With his band, Poison Crue, they are set to creating their best concert yet. Through this journey Anthony reveals internal struggles that are awaken about his father (Andres) suicide. Anthony struggles to cope with what his father has done. Feeling betrayed by his father, Anthony is lost and struggles to find himself. The film explores internal issues that Anthony must change to overcome these feelings.

Mental illness has become one of the forefront issues we face today in our society. A point of view of people affected of a suicide is rarely seen. I hope to bring this this coming of age story as a heartwarming story that presents humans with defections and complex lives. The themes of death and internal struggles is such a universal issue that many can relate to.

The film is a warm summer toned film. With anamorphic lenses, the film will have that 80’s style cinematic film look that we all have learned to love. The music really defines the film and the connection it builds with Anthony and Andres. Including, Poison Crue is a 80’s rock style band. The soundtrack will also reinforce that theme and will be presented throughout the film. Bringing 80’s nostalgia to the mix from set dressing, some wardrobe and music. The film will have an nostalgic feeling that will connect to many generations.

- Samuel & Joshua Gandara

CONCEPT ART BY DYLAN TORRES

THE TEAM

Director - Samuel Gandara   Samuel Gandara is a Director, Writer and Assistant Director who has worked on several independent films and commercial work. Graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, Samuel obtained his bachelors degree in Digital Media Productions.  With five years of experience in Music Videos, Commercial work and Independent films. Poison Crue will be his third directorial short film which brings A coming of age story of a boy who takes a journey to confront his feelings about his father's suicide. Anthony is a young 14 year old boy who is set on doing his first ever concert with his band, Poison Crue.

Director - Samuel Gandara

Samuel Gandara is a Director, Writer and Assistant Director who has worked on several independent films and commercial work. Graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, Samuel obtained his bachelors degree in Digital Media Productions.

With five years of experience in Music Videos, Commercial work and Independent films. Poison Crue will be his third directorial short film which brings A coming of age story of a boy who takes a journey to confront his feelings about his father's suicide. Anthony is a young 14 year old boy who is set on doing his first ever concert with his band, Poison Crue.

Director / Director of Photography - Joshua Gandara   Joshua is an independent filmmaker who’s focus is on Director of Photography and Assistant Camera.  Joshua who graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Criminal Justice degree decided to pursue a career in film. Josh has worked on several projects including an Independent Feature, “I see a darkness” (2018). He has a strong background as a Director of Photography doing several projects such as independent films, documentaries, and commercial work.

Director / Director of Photography - Joshua Gandara

Joshua is an independent filmmaker who’s focus is on Director of Photography and Assistant Camera.

Joshua who graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Criminal Justice degree decided to pursue a career in film. Josh has worked on several projects including an Independent Feature, “I see a darkness” (2018). He has a strong background as a Director of Photography doing several projects such as independent films, documentaries, and commercial work.

Producer - J Genaro Limon   J. Genaro Limon is an independent filmmaker from the border region of El Paso, Tx, USA and Cd. Juarez, Chih, MEX. Focus in cinematography and directing, graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with a bachelors degree in Digital Media Production and minor in Film. With 4 years of experience in production, from advertising, music videos, feature, and short films. Producer, director, writer, and director of photography of "La Vida Que No Ves" (2018) short film with 5 official selections in various international film festivals. Director of Photography of "I see a darkness by James Arrabito" (2018)(post-production). Director of photography of "Act Est Fabula" by Persia Campbell and "La Casita de Mati" by Rayell Abad both in 2018. Producer, writer and director of “La Vida Silenciosa” short film (post-production February 2019) Director of photography of “Fotograma by Adriana Montenegro” (April 2019) Cinematography jury of the third edition of FIC Apanerowa Film Festival 2019. Camera operator of “Border High” by Masie Crow (May 2019)

Producer - J Genaro Limon

J. Genaro Limon is an independent filmmaker from the border region of El Paso, Tx, USA and Cd. Juarez, Chih, MEX. Focus in cinematography and directing, graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with a bachelors degree in Digital Media Production and minor in Film. With 4 years of experience in production, from advertising, music videos, feature, and short films. Producer, director, writer, and director of photography of "La Vida Que No Ves" (2018) short film with 5 official selections in various international film festivals. Director of Photography of "I see a darkness by James Arrabito" (2018)(post-production). Director of photography of "Act Est Fabula" by Persia Campbell and "La Casita de Mati" by Rayell Abad both in 2018. Producer, writer and director of “La Vida Silenciosa” short film (post-production February 2019) Director of photography of “Fotograma by Adriana Montenegro” (April 2019) Cinematography jury of the third edition of FIC Apanerowa Film Festival 2019. Camera operator of “Border High” by Masie Crow (May 2019)

Sound Department -    Rayell Abad Guangorena    Rayell is a Sound Mixer, Recordist, Boom Operator and Mix Engineer based in El Paso, Juarez and Las Cruces area. He has worked with several film and TV crews throughout Mexico and the United States.  He also has a strong background as a music performer and sound reinforcement technician. Among other qualities he is an easy traveler and a very active person on set. Graduated from the University of Texas in Digital Media Production with Commercial Music & Recording.

Sound Department - Rayell Abad Guangorena

Rayell is a Sound Mixer, Recordist, Boom Operator and Mix Engineer based in El Paso, Juarez and Las Cruces area. He has worked with several film and TV crews throughout Mexico and the United States.

He also has a strong background as a music performer and sound reinforcement technician. Among other qualities he is an easy traveler and a very active person on set. Graduated from the University of Texas in Digital Media Production with Commercial Music & Recording.


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