Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions



LANGUAGE: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Horror / Drama
Running Time: 13 minutes 12 seconds
Year of production: 2011


Based on the folklore folktale myth of "La Llorona". A woman who madly in love drowned her children, blaming them for her husband's abandonment, realizing what she had done she killed herself. Her ghost wanders around crying for her lost children. After Alfredo Jimenez receives a phone call indicating that the woman he abandoned on the day of their wedding has been kidnapped, he decides to return to his home town in Northern Mexico in hopes to find her. Before he can even reach his final destination, he will have to confront the dangers of a road dominated by thieves and drug cartels and a ghost whose own marriage never took place.


Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions


Mario Zamora as Alfredo Jimenez
Stefania Bellini as Ines / The Horse Bride
Manny Rey as Sicario
Gabriel Peña as Military Guy 1
Angel Aramburo Maldonado as Military Guy 2
Fernando Morales as Military Guy 3
Margarita Burciaga as Ines’ mother


Director: Simon Quiroz
Screenwriter: Simon Quiroz
Producer: Simon Quiroz
Director of Photography: Nathan Efstation
Sound: Rui Silva
Editing: Simon Quiroz
Sound Editing: Rui Silva
Music Composer: Nathan Efstation


Genre: Horor / Fantasy / Drama
Sub-genre: Horror
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2011
Total running time: 13min 12seconds
Shooting format: HD Sony F3
Color type: REC 709
Aspect ratio: 1.85
Sound format: Stereo


Oaxaca Film Festival
Cine de las Americas


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.