Spring Grants 2021 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION
On their way back home from baseball recruitment tryouts, Pedro and Lucio are pulled off their bus and taken hostage along with other young people who are then turned over to a criminal group. The young friends are forced to fight each other to the death as part of the criminals’ recruitment tactics. Pedro defeats Lucio and then manages to escape. Back home, Pedro’s life begins to crumble around him. He is thrown out of his home by his mother, and he loses his job. In an act of despair, he turns to Lucio’s family for refuge. At their home, he witnesses their pain of not knowing if Lucio is alive or dead. Silence and uncertainty are consuming them. Haunted by guilt and fear, Pedro struggles to find the courage to tell them the devastating truth.
- Miguel Salgado
- Miguel Salgado, Alfredo Mendoza, Francisco Vargas
- Angélica Ramírez, Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C.
About the Director
Miguel Salgado has a BA in Social Communication from the UAM- Xochimilco, he graduated with honours in Film Direction from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica A.C. (CCC). Miguel has directed four fiction short films: 'Muñecas-Dolls', 'La Espera (The Waiting)', 'Tiempo de partir (Time to Leave)' and 'Al final del surco (At the End of the Furrow)'. He has been a fellow of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) and the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), receiving support for the writing process of the feature film scripts: 'Al sur del sol (South of the Sun)', 'Los días que fueron (The days That Were)' and 'Vergüenza (Shame)', his feature film debut.
Production Company Profile
The Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C. (CCC) is a public film school founded in 1975. The CCC is a reference for Mexican cinema; our graduates are positioned at the head of national independent studios, production and distribution companies as well as government cultural and film institutions. Recent indicators of the strength of our academic program are films by graduates and students as well as their presence at national and international film festivals. All teachers are mentors, active in the film industry. The CCC focuses on promoting and inspiring the development of strong, personal points of view in filmmaking.