Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions

THE REAPER

THE REAPER

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Fantasy / Action / Gangster
Running Time: 29 minutes 29 seconds
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

In a not-so-distant future, criminal organizations are uprising forms of economic power and serve as governing factors. Niko is a 35-year-old veteran in one of these gangs. But when his boss, Salomon The Conjuror, makes a deal with the established government to seek greater power, he betrays Niko and his crew. After a brutal psychological defeat that ends in his death, Niko must travel to the underworld and meet with The Grim Reaper to gain a chance at revenge. With the consequences of his own wrongdoings in mind, Niko is driven beyond vengeance to save his wife and son from the hand of Salomon. But The Grim Reaper is not benevolent and Niko must pay a high price for the powers she grants him. He may never again be with his family... in this life or the afterlife.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Craft And Conjure Studios
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Marcus DeAnda as Niko
J.T Campos as Hector
Rob Stanley as Salomon
Samone Murray as Curandera
Marcelle Purdy as Sophia
Brady Kickhaefer as Xavi
Joseph Quinonez as Sebastian
Aaron Alexander as Tlaloc the Demon
Boba Joe Carrera as La Muerte
Carlos Carrera as Elite Officer

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Simon Quiroz
Screenwriter: Michael Gammon and Simon Quiroz
Producer: David Payan and Christian Berg
Director of Photography: Patrick Smith
Sound: Nathan Helton
Editing: Simon Quiroz
Sound Editing: Korey Pereyra
Music Composer: Nathan Efstation

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Fantasy / Action
Sub-genre: Horror
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 29min 29seconds
Shooting format: 4K RED Stereoscopic
Color type: REC 709
Aspect ratio: 2.37
Sound format: Stereo, 5.1

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

South Texas International Film Festival
Courant 3D
Los Angeles 3D Film Festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Simon Quiroz is a filmmaker currently based in Austin, Texas. His films have screened domestically and internationally, and he is the recipient of various awards including a Humanitarian Award from the city of Oaxaca, Mexico for his film Cagers. His passion for cinema and storytelling have been fueled since his early days by a fascination with horror, science fiction, action/adventure and gangster genres. He is a Texas native raised in his early childhood in Mexico, this tale of two worlds influences the way in which he understands and tells stories. Simon’s work deals with folk tale myths that transgress the barriers of time while shaping characters that face current socio-political scenarios. Simon’s interest expands to the development and inclusion of technology as a way to challenge convention in storytelling, define forms of production, post – production and ultimately as a mechanism to reach and speak to diverse audiences. Simon teaches currently at the University of Texas Austin in the Radio, Television and Film department in the areas of post-production and immersive filmmaking. Simon has also designed and implemented advanced workflows for various projects including workflows for stereoscopic imaging and Virtual Reality. Simon’s passion for Stereoscopic 3D cinema steams from the sense of intimacy it creates between the viewer and the on-screen performers, making his audience feel as if they are watching a live theater production. Simon received his MFA from RTF at the University of Texas Austin in 2013, and also holds BA degrees in Visual Arts Media and Theatre from the University of California, San Diego.