The Scorpion’s Tale

A Film by Jhosimar Vasquez


Greed, revenge and death all impact one another in this taught crime drama. Nothing is what is seems in this film written and produced by Maximiliano Hernández and directed by newcomer Jhosimar Vasquez.

The Scorpion’s Tale is a story of death, revenge, jealously and greed. The perfect killer sits on death row awaiting his fate. But when someone from his past pays him a visit, The Scorpion realizes that when debts are owed, someone must pay. From director Jhosimar Vasquez comes The Scorpion’s Tale. Debt are owed. He collects.


  • Picture of Jhosimar Vasquez © Jhosimar Vasquez

    Jhosimar Vasquez

    Jhosimar Vasquez grew up in Cusco, Peru, raised by his parents and 4 older brothers. Moving from one country to another, arriving in Mexico was a total change in Jhosimar's life. He was very young, but instantly absorbed something new. He observed how culture and people were different from place to place. He was amazed at the different extremes in population. The places and the people he met have made him and shaped him to be the director he has become today. In every movie he produces there is really something organic and truthful, like his characters. A sense of attention grew in him making him want to show the reality he lived in to the world. Today Jhosimar lives in Los Angeles making films that tell the stories of people that live imperfect lives, lives that are as close to reality as his own personal story.

Awards + Festivals

    51st WORLDFEST HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, TX, USA) April 20, 2018
    MEXICO CITY INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico) July 8, 2018
    3rd CINALFAMA LISBON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal)December 9, 2018
    BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)December 22, 2018
  • 1st MELBOURNE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Melbourne, Australia)January 31, 2019
    2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)January 31, 2019
  • 4th OREGON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wilsonville, OR, USA)February 22, 2019
  • 3rd FALCON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 26, 2019
  • 5th MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, UK)March 3, 2019
  • 5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • FALCON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)March 20, 2019
    1st HEART OF ENGLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Coventry, United Kingdom)March 28, 2019
  • 5th LONGUE VUE SUR LE COURT (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)April 24, 2019
  • 10th BLACKHILLS FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA)May 1, 2019
  • 61st ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rochester, NY, USA)May 9, 2019
  • 14th HARLEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)May 16, 2019
  • 3rd BUDDHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2019
  • 7th MIND THE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)June 17, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 26th OPENEYES FILMFEST MARBURG (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 24, 2019
  • 4th CORDILLERA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Reno, Nevada, USA)July 25, 2019
  • 4th REGINA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regina, Canada)August 13, 2019
  • 5th BLACK CAT PICTURE SHOW (Official Selection, Augusta, GA, USA)August 16, 2019
  • 24th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, London, UK)August 29, 2019
  • 7th ANNUAL SKYLINE INDIE FILM FEST (Official Selection, Winchester, USA)September 12, 2019
  • 13th PENTEDATTILO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Reggio Calabria, Italy)September 19, 2019
  • 2nd TWIN TIERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norwich, NY, USA)September 20, 2019
  • 9th CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)September 25, 2019
  • 4th REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)September 27, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Short List, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019
  • 3rd ANATOMY CRIME AND HORROR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)November 1, 2019
  • SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Corrientes, Argentina)November 7, 2019
  • 9th AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Lagos, Nigeria)November 10, 2019
  • 21st SORIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Soria, Spain)November 17, 2019
  • 13th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 22, 2019
  • 9th SYDNEY LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia)November 25, 2019
  • 6th BORREGO SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Borrego Springs, CA, USA)January 16, 2020
  • 22nd SAN FRANCISCO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)January 29, 2020
  • INTERCONTINENTAL FILMF FESTIVAL 2020 (Official Selection, New York, USA)March 29, 2020
  • 4th OKOTOKS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada)June 12, 2020



Jhosimar Vasquez
Brandon Lee, Maximiliano Hernandez, Tammy Anne-Fortuin
Jaime Carbajal
Director of Photography
Egor Povolotskiy
Art Direction
Dong Lei
Costume Design
Oksana Derina
Igor Parfenov
Sound Design
This Is Sound Design
Sergei Stern


The Scorpion
Maximiliano Hernandez
The Kid
Adam Irigoyen
The Warden
Anthony Starke
The Guard
Ness Bautista
The Wife
Hayley Keown
The Lawyer
Eric Aragon


Running Time
22:18 min
Shooting Format
Digital RED Camera
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,35 Cinemascope
Stereo, 5.1 surround



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

+49 (0)30 61620068


Jhosimar Vasquez
Vasquez Film
4454 Gainsborough Ave
Los Angeles CA, 90027, USA