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BROKEN SUNFLOWER HEARTS

BROKEN SUNFLOWER HEARTS

LANGUAGE: English

SYNOPSIS

When his ex-boyfriend shows up on his door step a year after separating, Anthony weighs the impact it will have on his life and young daughter, Luna.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Cabaldana Alchemy
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Luis Aldana, Matias Ponce, Luna Camarena, Hugo Medina, Armando Rey, Miguel Angel Caballero

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Miguel Angel Caballero
Screenwriter: Miguel Angel Caballero
Producer: Miguel Angel Caballero, Luis Aldana
Director of Photography: Francisco Cortinas
Sound: Mladan Jurkovic
Editing: Mengfang Yang
Sound Editing: Mladan Jurkovic
Music Composer: Pedro Vargas

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Love
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2018
Total running time: 14min
Shooting format: HD
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

*WINNER*: 10 Best Short Films of 2018 (Remezcla Magazine)
*WINNER*: Best Of Fest Screening (Outfest Film Festival)
*WINNER*: Best Short (Independent Shorts Awards)
*WINNER*: Best Actor, Luis Aldana (Independent Shorts Awards)
*WINNER*: Award of Excellence (Accolade Global Competition)
*WINNER*: Best Short Honorable Mention (Highland Park International Film Festival)
*WINNER*: Best Short Film Romance (Skiptown Film Festival)
*NOMINATED*: Best Short (Official Latino Film Festival)
*NOMINATED*: Best Actor (Official Latino Film Festival)
*NOMINATED*: Best Short (Official Latino Film Festival)
*NOMINATED*: Best Actor (Feel The Reel International Film Festival)
*NOMINATED*: Best Screenplay (Feel The Reel International Film Festival)
*FINALIST*: Best Short (Changing Face International Film Festival)

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Outfest Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
HBO NY Latino Film Festival (New York)
Twist Queer Film Festival - (Now Seattle Queer Film Festival - Seattle)
Highland Park International Film Festival (Highland Park, CA)
BEST SHORT - Honorable Mention
Sedona International Film Festival (Sedona, AZ)
Tide Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY)
Houson Latino Film Festival (Houston, Texas)
Inside Out, Toronto LGBT Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)
Accolade Global Competition (La Jolla, CA)
WINNER: Award of Excellence
SkipTown Playhouse International Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
WINNER: Best Short Romance
Fresno Reel Pride (Fresno, CA)
North Carolina Gay & Lesbian (North Carolina)
San Diego Latino Film Festival (San Diego, CA)
Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival (Tampa Bay, FL)
Monarch Film Festival (Pacific Grove, CA)
Corvallis Queer Film Festial (Portland, OR)
Cine Arte Latinx Queer Film & Art Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
Feel The Reel International Film Festival (Glasgow, UK)
NOMINATED: Best Screenplay

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Son of Mexican immigrant farm workers, Miguel Angel Caballero grew up both in the U.S. and in Mexico traveling back and forth each year and attending school in both countries. He received his bachelor’s degree in Theater from UCLA. Mr. Caballero is an award winning writer, director. His latest film ‘Acuitzeramo’ premiered at the prestigious Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and won ‘Best Short’ at the Sedona International Film Festival. He previously wrote, produced and directed the award winning film ‘Broken Sunflower Hearts’ which won 5 awards including ‘Best Short’, ‘Best Actor’ and was nominated for 3 additional Awards including ‘Best Screenplay.’ He co-wrote the critically acclaimed stage play ‘Melancholia,’ which had a successful run in Los Angeles and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland where it was nominated for Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award. Mr. Caballero produced and starred in the feature film ‘Cry Now’ which featured actress Lupe Ontiveros in her final role. He also produced and starred in the short film ‘The Invitation,’ which premiered at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) and aired on the Showtime Network. Mr. Caballero wrote and produced the PSA ‘Know Your Rights’ for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) which became one of the most widely distributed and viewed tool for Immigrant Rights in the U.S.