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EL ASCENSO

EL ASCENSO

LANGUAGES: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 13:10
Year of production: 2014

SYNOPSIS

SARA (25) is wounded woman who drowns herself in a world of alcohol and drugs. One morning, she wakes up in a hotel room surrounded by strangers, and with a vague recollection of how she got there. In her attempt to get dressed and leave, her mind is plagued by guilty memories. She hurries out the door, and impatiently awaits an elevator that will take her out of her misery. Inside, she meets MARTIN (22), a young, angel-like man. The elevator breaks down and Sara ends up revealing to this young man the guilt she feels for her brother’s death. When the elevator doors open, Sara is left alone with the realization that this meeting wasn’t an accident. But has the realization come too late?

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Cielo Raso Producciones
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Alma Rodríguez
Juan Pablo Urrego

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Ana Soler
Screenwriter: Ana Soler
Producer: Ana Soler & Juana Rodríguez
Director of Photography: David Curto
Sound: Gabriel Medina
Editing: Marco Antonio Salcedo
Sound Editing: Nicolás Gómez
Music Composer: Alejandro Jaramillo & Fernando Scaglia

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Suspense
Language: Spanish
Country of origin: Colombia
Year of production: 2014
Total running time: 13:10
Shooting format: RED
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: Scope
Sound format: Stereo

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Holly Shorts Film Festival 2015, NYC Independent Film Festival 2015, Bogotshorts Panorama Nacional 2015, Short Film Corner Cannes Film Festival 2015

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Born in Puerto Rico, Ana Soler has been acting on both stage and screen for more than 20 years. After earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Emerson College in Boston, she moved to New York City in pursuit of a professional acting career. She continued her studies at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and later studied Method Acting at the Elaine Aiken’s Actors Conservatory. She started working professionally at the Spanish Repertory Theater in New York City and took part in over 15 productions during the course of five years.
In 1996, her work took her to Colombia, where she has had a prolific career in film, theatre, and television. Her filmography includes: POSICION VICIADA (1997), SIN AMPARO (2001), BOLIVAR SOY YO (2002), LA OTRA FAMILIA (2011), and MARIPOSAS VERDES (2017). She has also appeared in over thirty TV series in her career. You can see her full resume on IMDB.
The short film THE ASCENT (2015) is her debut as a director and writer, and marks the launch of her production company, Cielo Raso. She has directed two other award- winning films THE DUSK OF DAWN (2017) and UNA NOCHE CON PAPA (2017).
Her feature length script THE BEST DAY has competed for Best Screenplay at Oaxaca Film Fest 2014 and the Madrid International Film Festival 2015. The script made the top 25 at the Spotlight Screenplay Competition, Los Angeles 2015. She is currently working as a Theatre and Film teacher, as well as working on her new feature length dramedy ONE WAY TICKET.