THE FILMMAKERS

PRODUCERS

Craig Whitney (Writer/Director) was honored to have his film, The Garden and the Wilderness, chosen for the Houston Film Commission’s prestigious 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. Craig currently lives in Mexico City. (IMDb)

Joceline Hernandez (Executive Producer) is the founder of the production company Phototaxia Pictures. Joceline has produced more than 20 films and television shows, including projects with Legstand, Itaca Films, and La Banda Films. Joceline has also developed television projects in collaboration with HBO Latinoamerica, Netflix, Televisa, and other networks. (IMDb)

ATTACHED CAST

Monica del Carmen (Minerva) was named Best Actress at Mexico's Ariel Awards in 2011 for the film AÑO BISIESTO. 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)

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. She will recur as Sofia Conesa in season 4 of the Netflix drama NARCOS. (IMDb)

Estefania Bonilla Hernandez (Producer) is an Executive Producer at Phototaxia Pictures in Mexico City. 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 served as International Sales Coordinator at Itaca Films and as Executive in Charge of Productions at A44 Films. (IMDb)

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)

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 (2010), TALES OF MEXICO (2016), and THE JESUIT. (IMDb)

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) and the 2018 Televisa and Amazon series DIABLO GUARDIAN. (IMDb)

Andrea Chaparro (Gabriela Escobedo) will make her feature film debut in THE RED NOTE. Andrea graduated from the Televisa Arts Education Center (CEA) in 2015, and worked with OCESA in its production of MARY POPPINS. In 2017, she was a contestant on THE VOICE KIDS in Mexico. Andrea is currently studying acting in Los Angeles, where she is also a talented artist and musician.

ATTACHED CREW

Jonathan Bouzali (Co-Producer) is the founder and general producer at the production house Kuter. He was the producer of SOUVENIR, which was a 2016 recipient of production financing from Mexico's EFICINE film fund. (IMDb)

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 Student Academy Awards in 2014. Carolina's credits as director of photography include THE CHOSEN ONES (2015 selection for Cannes Film Festival), CRYSTAL SWAN (2018 Grand Prix winner at Odessa International Film Festival), and FLOWER. (IMBd)

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)

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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