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LIVING LEGEND

LIVING LEGEND

LANGUAGES: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

LOGLINE

The most dangerous drug lord in Peru must face his ultimate fear: moving out of his mother’s house.

SYNOPSIS

After hitting the drug deal of a lifetime, Peruvian drug lord Charly Montes has everything he’s ever wanted: respect, money and a penthouse apartment. Except, he hasn’t moved in. A feared gangster on the streets but a momma’s boy at home, Charly must decide whether to leave his manipulative mother behind or become the gangster he always dreamed of being. Using elements of dark comedy, social satire, and melodrama, Living Legend is a story about a man (and a country) longing for greatness but unable to let go of his dysfunctional roots.

CREDITS

Written and Directed by Alonso Llosa
Produced by Olga Goister
Cinematography by Eduardo Barraza Acuña
Production Design by Renzo Bazán
Original Score by Katya Mihailova
Starring Pietro Sibille, Haydeé Cáceres, Andrés Salas, Américo Zúñiga, David Zúñiga

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Shot in Lima, Peru
Camera: Sony F55
Lenses: Cooke S4
Audio: Stereo

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Born and raised in Lima, Peru Alonso Llosa is a writer-director based in Los Angeles. Alonso’s award winning short film Living Legend had a long festival run (Hamptons International Film Festival and Palms Springs Shortfest) and was acquired by HBO. Alonso’s first feature, The Restoration, is currently playing the festival circuit. It premiered in competition at Santa Barbara International Film Festival, has been an official selection at Vancouver IFF, Newport Beach and Guadalajara among others. Infusing his work with colorful characters, Alonso aims to walk a fine line between dark comedy, social commentary and raw emotion. Alonso holds degrees from UCLA and Columbia University.

LIST OF FESTIVAL SELECTIONS AND AWARDS

Winner of the 2015 National short film award from DAFO (Peruvian Ministry of Culture)
Licensed by HBO for 2 years starting October 2016

FESTIVALS

Columbia University Film Festival 2015
Official Premiere at Hamptons International Film Festival 2015
All Shorts Irvington Film Festival 2015 (Winner best short, best director, best actor y best actress)
Shorts that are not Pants Film Festival 2016
Capital City Film Festival 2016
Vail Film Festival 2016
Palms Spring International Film Festival 2016
Rincón International Film Festival 2016
Boston Independent Film Festival 2016
Dead Center Film Festival 2016