OFFICIAL selectION for the international competition at clermont-ferrand short film festival 2016

TRAILER

synopsis

Blast Beat is a coming-of-age drama with some comedy thrown in the mix set in the year 2000 about CARLY and MATEO. Carly is a tougher-than-nails 17-year-old dude who’s passionate about metal music; it’s his escape, his ritual, and his definition. His 16-year-old rival brother, Mateo, is more of a free spirited, sensitive, and artistic soul.

The brothers and their family are Colombian undocumented immigrants who have been living in the U.S. for only a year and are in the middle of a difficult and painful cultural transition. Nelly, The boys’ mother, is having an affair with a man they know from church, and what’s even worse their role-model father, Ernesto, has been suddenly picked up by the Immigration Police and is getting deported!

When the news of the deportation comes to light, Mateo tries to carry out a crazy plan that would reunite him with his father. Even though the brothers are ultimate rivals, Carly sets out to protect Mateo from his own madness and save the future of the family.

Upcoming festival schedule

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE GUADALAJARA (FICG) 2016 - COMPETENCIA CORTOMETRAJE IBEROAMERICANO

March   9    21:00   CINEFORO

March   10   18:00   CINEPOLIS CM8

March   11   15:30   CINEPOLIS CM8

March   12   18:00   EXCONVENTO DEL CARMEN

credits

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SCRATCH & SNIFF PICTURES PRODUCTION

CAST
MATEO ARIAS, MOISES ARIAS,
BIBIANA NAVAS & COURTNEY ROBERTS

Directed by ESTEBAN ARANGO
Written by ERICK CASTRILLON & ESTEBAN ARANGO
Produced by MARIO RODRIGUEZ, ANA SOUZA & ERICK CASTRILLON
Executive Producer ALEJANDRA RESTREPO

Cinematography by ED WU
Production Design by CAROLINE POST
Costume Design by CAMILA SALDARRIAGA
Edited by ESTEBAN ARANGO

Audio post by HOBO AUDIO

Original Music by JULIAN ANGEL & OSCAR CONVERS
Sound Design by DIEGO JIMENEZ


Casting by SCRATCH & SNIFF PICTURES