THE FILMMAKERS

PRODUCERS

Craig Whitney (Writer/Director) is the writer and director of THE RED NOTE podcast and producer of the documentary FLOWERS OF THE DESERT. His short film, THE GARDEN AND THE WILDERNESS, was chosen for the Houston Film Commission’s Texas Filmmakerʼs Showcase as one of the year’s best Texas short films. The film screened at more than a dozen festivals worldwide, garnering numerous awards and nominations. Craig wrote and directed the short film, HARVEST HOME, and has directed and produced numerous plays in Austin, Texas. He currently resides in Mexico City. (IMDb)

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Will Wallace (Producer) is a producer at Sunflower Films with Terrence Malick and Ed Pressman. His producing credits include the films FLATLAND: THE MOVIE, ROCK SLYDE, and WARNING SHOT. Will also directed/produced TRAFFICKED and directed RED WING. As an actor, Will has worked on over 40 films including THE THIN RED LINE, I AM SAM, and RULES OF ENGAGEMENT. (IMDb)

Estefania Bonilla Hernandez (Producer) is the director of FLOWERS OF THE DESERT and the producer of THE RED NOTE podcast. Her credits as a producer include numerous short films and commercials, and the upcoming documentary #MICKEY. Her credits as a production coordinator include TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, and SOUVENIR. Estefania was an executive producer at Phototaxia Pictures. She served as International Sales Coordinator at Itaca Films and as Executive in Charge of Productions at A44 Films. (IMDb)

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Laura Caulfield (Producer) is Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at Imperative Entertainment. Before joining Imperative, she ran the Production Legal department at Paramount Pictures, served as Executive Director of Business and Legal Affairs Administration at New Line Cinema, and was Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Red Granite Pictures. She has produced six feature films. (IMDb)

ATTACHED CAST

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Monica del Carmen (Minerva) was named Best Actress at Mexico's Ariel Awards in 2011 for the film AÑO BISIESTO and Best Supporting Actess in 2020 for ASFIXIA. She starred in Michel Franco's film NEW ORDER, which reached #1 at the Mexican box office in 2020. Monica's films – including BABEL (2007 Oscars Best Picture nominee), AFTER LUCIA (Cannes Film Festival 2012), and 600 MILES (Berlin Film Festival 2015) – have grossed a combined $218 million worldwide. (IMDb)

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Tessa Ia (Luisa) was nominated for the Ariel Award in 2015 for Best Actress for the film AFTER LUCIA and in 2018 for Best Supporting Actress for THE ETERNAL FEMININE. She also starred in THE BURNING PLAIN, directed by Guillermo Arriaga, and CAMINO A MARTE, directed by Humberto Hinojosa Ozcariz. In 2016, Tessa released her debut album, Correspondencia. Her television credits include starring roles in the Netflix series NARCOS: MEXICO and Amazon's DE BRUTAS NADA. (IMDb)

ATTACHED CREWMEMBERS

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Carolina Costa (Cinematographer) was named a “Rising Star” of 2018 by American Cinematographer magazine. Her AFI thesis film WAY IN RYE was shortlisted for the 2014 Student Academy Awards. Carolina's credits as director of photography include THE CHOSEN ONES (Cannes Film Festival, 2015), CRYSTAL SWAN (Grand Prix winner, Odessa International Film Festival, 2018), FLOWER, the HBO film ICEBOX, HALA on Apple+, 

and Nexflix's THE DANCE OF THE 41. (IMBd)

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Hanan Townshend (Composer) began his film career as the music supervisor on Terrence Malick's THE TREE OF LIFE. Since then, he has served as the composer on several additional Malick films, including KNIGHT OF CUPS, SONG TO SONG, VOYAGE OF TIME, and TO THE WONDER. His other film composing credits include the SXSW film LOVES HER GUN, THE VESSEL starring Martin Sheen, and the Apple+ documentary FATHOM. (IMBd)

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Kristyan Ferrer (Miguel) is a three-time Ariel Award nominee for the films DAYS OF GRACE (2012), GOOD DAY, RAMON (2015), and 600 MILES (2016). Kristyan broke out in Cary Fukunaga's 2009 film, SIN NOMBRE (Sundance Film Festival 2009). His other film credits include EL INFIERNO, TALES OF MEXICO, and THE JESUIT. He is currently starring in the Paramount+ series COYOTE. (IMDb)

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Adrian Ladron (Detective Reyes) was named Best Actor in 2017 at the Ariel Awards for the film 4th COMPANY. Adrian made his feature film debut in BLACK SHEEP (2009 Guadalajara Film Festival). He also appeared in GUEROS (2014 Berlin Film Festival). Adrian starred in the 2018 Televisa and Amazon series DIABLO GUARDIAN. (IMDb)

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Karla Diaz (Editor) is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Her feature film editing credits include ROMA by Alfonso Cuaron and NUESTRO TIEMPO by Carlos Reygadas, both selected for the 2018 Venice Film Festival. Karla's other editing credits include the short film THE RABBIT HUNT (2017 Berlin International Film Festival) and the documentary THE SECRET LIFE OF LANCE LETSCHER (SXSW 2017). (IMDb)

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Daniela Schneider (Production Designer / Costume Designer) collaborated with DP Carolina Costa as production designer on THE DANCE OF THE 41 and THE CHOSEN ONES. Her credits as production designer also include director Amat Escalante's films HELI and THE UNTAMED. She served as costume designer on the latter three of these projects, as well as MONOS. As an art director, Daniela's credits include Carlos Reygadas's film BATTLE IN HEAVEN, Escalante's LOS BASTARDOS, and several other titles. (IMDb)

ADDITIONAL PRODUCERS

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Jonathan Bouzali (Co-Producer) is the founder and general producer at the production house Kuter. His credits as producer include the feature film SOUVENIR, which premiered on Amazon in 2021. (IMDb)

Yahily Rivera (Co-Producer) lives and works in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Yahily studied film at New Mexico State University and has directed or produced several short films, including Ross Marks’ Princess, which premiered in 2015 at the Cleveland International Film Festival. (IMDb)