Subterra

A Film by Joel Villegas Saldaña

Synopsis

A gifted musician, disillusioned with his reality of mediocre bar gigs and suffocating home life, looks to break free from a community that seems to share few of his aspirations.

Director

  • Picture of Joel Villegas Saldaña © Justin Moore

    Joel Villegas Saldaña

    Born in El Paso, raised in Juarez and having come of age in Los Angeles; Joel Villegas shares his unique point of view through cinema. Inspired by small moments rather than big ideas, his work focuses on stories that are mostly overlooked. Subterra is his first short film.

Awards + Festivals

  • SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FEST (Official Selection, Would/USA Premiere, San Diego, CA, USA)March 17, 2018
  • 2nd LE PRINCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Caracas, Venezuela)April 5, 2019
  • OLBIA FILM NETWORK (Film Market Professional Video Library, Olbia, Italy)June 19, 2019
  • PALM SPRINGS INTL. SHORTFEST (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 21, 2018
  • 3rd MANIFESTO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)September 6, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Joel Villegas Saldaña
Screenplay
Joel Villegas Saldaña, Kevin Theal
Producer
Kevin Theal, Steve Kim, Saumene Mehrdady
Director of Photography
Justin Moore
Art Direction
Isaiah Reza-Soto
Sound
Matias Piegari, Manuel Lopez-Cano
Editor
Joel Villegas Saldaña
Sound Design
Alexander Verbitskiy
Music
Jonathan Padilla

Cast

Robbie
Dan Chavez-Wright
Johnny
Robert Rexx
Gio
Ryan Padilla
Marco
Ross Garcia
Julio
JD Mata
Alex
Jordan Hermosillo
Grandma
Myra Dent

Details

Running Time
18:12 minutes
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
5.1 surround, stereo

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

Joel Villegas Saldaña

villegasjoel4@gmail.com
www.joelvs.com