Gonella Productions

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WELCOME BACK

WELCOME BACK

LANGUAGES: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 21 minutes
Year of production: 2016

SYNOPSIS

After being deported to Mexico, a mother is forced to survive in a country she doesn’t understand anymore. Follow her struggles as she looks for an answer to where she’s really from, and which country is truly her home.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Charango Content
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Natalia Cordova-Buckley
Yareli Arizmendi
Jose Yenque

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Matias L. Nilsson
Screenwriter: Matias L. Nilsson
Producer: Ornella Jaramillo & Christian Hernandez
Director of Photography: Tomas Morales
Sound: Ricardo Carreño
Editing: Christian Castagna
Sound Editing: Gonzalo Ugarteche
Music Composer: Juan Manuel Leguizamon

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Hispanic / Immigration
Language: English and Spanish
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2016
Total running time: 21
Shooting format: 4K
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

IMDB Independent Shorts Awards - Best Short
Panamanian International Film Festival, Los Angeles – Best Short
Tijuana Film & Food Festival – Best Short
Imperial Valley International Film Festival – Best Short
Cine Odyssey Film Festival – Best Short
GLOW FEST, Los Angeles – Best Short

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

HBO New York Latino Film Festival
Los Angeles Shorts Fest
NALIP Media Fest, Los Angeles
Newport Beach Film Festival
34th Chicago Latino Film Festival
Arizona International Film Festival
Hollywood North Film Festival
Manifesto Film Festival
Boston Latino International Film Festival
Highland Park Independent Film Festival
LIFFT India World Cine Fest
Marina del Rey Film Festival
New York City Films Infest
FICAM Mexico

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Born in Buenos Aires, with Swedish roots, and with more than a decade living in Los Angeles, MATÍAS has directed commercials for Chrysler-RAM, Ford, RING, Toyota, among others.
A DGA Member, MATÍAS moves forward under one goal: honoring the story and making it the driving force of each project. His narrative shorts has been selected in many film festivals across the World.
His latest short, WELCOME BACK, has been selected to the HBO New York Film Festival, LA Short Fest (Academy Award qualifying), and won Best Short at IMDB Independent Shorts Award, as well as other festivales in Europe and North America.
With bi-cultural background, MATÍAS creates stories that deserve to be heard, by honoring the elements that makes us beautifully diverse and the qualities that connect us and makes us human.