A young South American immigrant struggles to build a new life for his wife and children in Australia. But in this foreign land, his education and experience don’t seem to count. Dreams turn to lies. Lies become reality. Does he have the will to see the light of Amanecer?
Amanecer is a short film by writer/director Alvaro D. Ruiz, produced by Luneta Productions in collaboration with Marshmallow*. It is one of four projects competitively selected for the 2008 Multicultural Mentorship Scheme, a MetroScreen and NSWFTO joint initiative.
The team behind Amanecer includes Luci Temple (Don’t Panic) as Producer, Ulysses Oliver (Marshmallow*) as Co-Producer, Ross Giardina as Director Of Photography, Patrick Nellestein as Sound Designer & Composer and Claudia Karvan (Secret Life Of Us, Love My Way) as Project Mentor.
Amanecer was shot in November 2008 on the Red Digital Motion Picture Camera.
AWARDS & PRESS
Winner of the ‘LOCAL FILMMAKER AWARD’ for Best Short Film at the
2009 Sydney Latin American Film Festival
Winner BEST EDITING Award – 2010 El Espejo Film Festival. Bogotá, Colombia.
Amanecer features at Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
FESTIVALS + SCREENINGS
Travelling SANDFLY FILM FESTIVAL
August 7. NOWRA, NSW. (AUSTRALIA)
COLOMBIAN CINEMA SHOWCASE at MOLAA (museum of latinamerican art)
22 August, 2pm – LOS ANGELES (USA)
1° LATEINAMERIKANISHES FILMFESTIVAL
24 August, 7pm. MAINZ, (GERMANY)
‘EL ESPEJO’ FILM FESTIVAL
24-30 June 2010. Bogotá, Colombia
SANDFLY FILM FESTIVAL
Sat June 19, 2010. Jervis Bay, Australia.
KIMSA ENKUENTRO INT. DE CORTOS “Third International Short Film Gathering”
June 9th 2010. La Paz, Bolivia.
SEMANA INTERNACIONAL DEL CORTO ‘International Short Film Week’ (Official Selection)
10-15 May 2010 – Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Best films of Sydney Latin FilmFest 09.
Sat 24 April 2010. Sydney.
LA NOCHE DEL CORTO ‘The Short Film Night’
15 March 2010. Lima, Peru.
31st LA HABANA FILM FESTIVAL
3-13 December 2009. La Habana, Cuba.
SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2009
5-12 Debember. Adelaide, Australia
Official Selection – 13th LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(Oscar Accredited competition)
11-16 October 2009. Hollywood, USA.
Official Selection – 26th BOGOTA FILM FESTIVAL
1-9 October 2009. Bogotá, Colombia.
Official Selection – VILLA DE LEYVA FILM FESTIVAL 2009
9-13 September, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Official Selection – FESTIVAL de CORTOS de MANIZALES 2009
31 Aug- 4 September. Manizales, Colombia
Official Selection – SYDNEY LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL 2009
Winner – ‘Local Filmmaker Award’ – best short film
2-13 September, Australia
Official Selection – DUNGOG FILM FESTIVAL 2009.
Dungog (NSW, Australia). 28-31 May.
Dungog FF is a non-competitive festival that showcases exclusively the best of Australian cinema in the last year.
Colombian Premier at the Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá’s Cinema.
Amancer on Facebook – join the group
Paul Ceasar’s webpage and blog
SFS Reports on Amanecer’s Release
For more information about Amanecer please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank all the people who made donations for the making of the film and the following sponsors for their generous contributions: