One of the most remarkable things about this film was its very small crew. I have worked on big and small sets over these past seven years, and I still often remember my very first crew from La Tragedia de Macario. The objective was to create a film under the formula that created my very first film (La Tragedia de Macario) and to avoid the big crew approach. This would not be a production, this would be a painting, and I needed a few brushes. My crew was composed of five people (including me). Alex Walker would be the Director of Photography, Stephen Villela would be my Producer, Carolyn King would be my Art Director, and Mikaila Hernandez would be my Sound Gal. This small group of unreasonably dedicated individuals would rally up in the middle of nowhere to create a painting in motion, our film.
Writer and Director Pablo Véliz graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Communication. At age 22, Véliz wrote, directed, produced, and edited his first feature film, La Tragedia de Macario, which was selected in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and several other prestigious festivals. Later that year, Laguna Films in Los Angeles acquired the award winning film for North and South American distribution. All of Véliz's films have US and international distribution.
Stephen Villela — producer, casting director
Stephen graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Communication Arts. Starting his career in audio production, he has since become an all around filmmaker being able to take on any role on set. Most recently, Stephen taught a Video Production course at Communications Arts High School in San Antonio from 2007-2013 and continues to work as a freelance filmmaker inTexas.Aside from filmmaking, Stephen also has many years of experience in technical theatre specializing in sound and lighting design.
Alex Walker — director of photography
Alex started his career working on local commercials for the South Texas market at the age of 15. Interested in learning all he could about filmmaking, he went on to minor work on Friday Night Lights and My Generation where he discovered a passion for camera work and lighting. Since then Alex has shot several feature films as well as national and regional ad campaigns. His work won him the award for Best Cinematography at the Sunset Int’l FF in 2012 for the feature film ‘No One Will Know.’
Carolyn King — producer, art director
Carolyn King graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Fine Art Photography. Her passion for creativity in photography and interest in self-expression lead her to explore the film medium as a new realm of self-discovery. Since graduating from university, she has fallen deeply in love with acting and the art of performance, specifically driven by the intricacies in acting that connect us to something real outside of the camera. Carolyn is a dedicated film actor and conceptual artist, living, working and playing in Houston,TX.
As a strong believer in the necessity of artistic expression in life, Mikaila graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio-TV-Film. Her love for music and storytelling began at home and inspired her to host her own radio show on the college station KVRX, which featured underground bilingual free-styling artists. She moved to San Antonio two years ago to teach Animation and A/V Production at a local high school and to further her experience as an audio recordist and mixer. Music, dance and storytelling continue to be her favorite modes of expression.