Alba – Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into The Future

A Film by Tomas Leach

Synopsis

An intense, intimate and beautiful journey into the mind of Alba, a 16-year-old ballet dancer at the acclaimed Corella Dance Academy in Barcelona. Her inner thoughts start to question the life she is leading, her lost adolescence, and her place in the world.

Director

  • Picture of Tomas Leach © Tomas Leach

    Tomas Leach

    Tomas is a director based in Los Angeles He studied in the UK before working at Fabrica, Benetton's creative institute in Italy.

    His short documentary films have played at festivals worldwide, sold to multiple TV channels and been Vimeo staff picks. Alongside these he directs commercial work with Moxie Pictures for clients such as Adidas, IBM, Ikea, Vodafone and more.

    His first feature length documentary ‘In No Great Hurry’ about legendary New York photographer Saul Leiter was released in cinemas in 2014 to critical acclaim. It was one of Seattle Times’ 10 best films of 2014.

    In 2016 his second feature film, The Lure – a gorgeously photographed documentary about Forrest Fenn’s legendary hidden treasure in the Rocky Mountains, premiered at New York’s DOC NYC. The film was Executive Produced by Errol Morris and produced by Moxie Pictures and will be released in cinemas later in 2017.

    Also in 2017, Tomas directed “Through the Darkness” for the Religion of Sports series It tells the story of the San Quentin prison baseball team. Following three convicted felons struggling to overcome their darkest moments, the film tells the inspiring story of the healing power of sports in the search for hope and redemption.

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN EGG AWARD*
    RIFF - REYKJAVÍK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Reykjavík, Iceland) October 4, 2018
  • 7th KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Key West, FL, USA)November 14, 2018
  • 13th PRAVO LJUDSKI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina)November 28, 2018
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)December 22, 2018
  • 16th BIG SKY - DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montana, USA)February 15, 2019
  • 13th CINELEBU - FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINE DE LEBU (Official Selection, Verano, Chile)February 15, 2019
  • *AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD*
    3rd OPEN WINDOW FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)February 17, 2019
  • *GOLD WINNER - BEST SHORT: DOCUMENTARY* *SILVER WINNER - BEST DIRECTOR: DOCUMENTARY SHORT*
    1st QUEEN PALM INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)February 20, 2019
  • 4th RAPIDLION - THE SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 1, 2019
  • 5th FELACOS - FESTIVAL DE LARGOS Y CORTOS DE SANTIAGO (Official Selection, Santiago, Región Metropolit, Chile)March 7, 2019
  • 15th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)March 18, 2019
  • 6th LEIRIA FILM FEST '19 (Official Selection, Leiria, Portugal)March 20, 2019
  • 8th AMDOCS - AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, California, USA)March 29, 2019
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM*
    2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)March 31, 2019
  • 2nd LE PRINCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Caracas, Venezuela)April 5, 2019
  • 12th THIN LINE FEST (Official Selection, Denton, TX, USA)April 10, 2019
  • 1st FILMART FESTIVAL MADRID (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)April 26, 2019
  • 7th SHORTS@FRINGE - AZORES FRINGE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Azores, Portugal)May 24, 2019
  • 4th DOOR KINETIC ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Door County, WI, USA)June 9, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Short List, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Tomas Leach
Screenplay
Tomas Leach & Alba Semper
Producer
Tomas Leach
Director of Photography
Tomas Leach
Editor
Christopher Huth
Sound Design
Patch Rowland
Music
Jófríður Ákadóttir

Cast

Alba Semper

Details

Running Time
10 mins
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.39:1
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Tomas Leach
Los Angeles 90027, USA

tomas@tomasleach.com
www.tomasleach.com