Lempira , Lord of the sierra.

El Señor de la Sierra tells the unknown story of Cacique Lempira: the hero who resisted the conquest of Central America, unifying more than 200 tribes against the SPANISH CONQUERORS.

Born under the omen of Encke’s Comet, Lempira faces the ambitions of both the colonizers and his own kin, leading an INVINCIBLE army that thwarts the advance of the SPANIARDS, becoming the nightmare of Hernán Cortés himself.

Lempira IS SHOWN as the natural-born leader who defended THEIR ancestral rights over THEIR OWN lands, which seduced even invaders, and died in the only way the FATE of the MIGHTY can be stopped: by treachery.

  • Matthew Sanabria
    Divine justice
  • Alejandro Irías Leiva
    Justicia Divina, Pulga, Lempira
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Lempira , El señor de la sierra.
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    Drama, true story, epic, bio, war, history
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
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    English, Spanish
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  • El ojo cojo
    Madrid , España
    Honorific mention
Director Biography - Alejandro Irías Leiva

Alejandro Irías Leiva – Director and Producer.
Studies cinematography and communications in México City. With more than 20 years of creative advertising experience all over Latin America, has won national and international awards for renowned brand names. In the middle of the first decade of 2000, he decides to focus his energy in audiovisual production. With over a dozen TV shows to his credit, as well as commercials, documentaries and music videos he founds La Pulpe, a creative boutique which focuses on content production, digital and advertising , as well as Balam Entertainment, exclusively dedicated to fiction within a diversity of all cinematographic formats and electronic media. His short films “Justicia Divina” and “Pulga” have paid off locally and internationally with accolades from festivals in Paris, Madrid, Los Angeles, New York, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Nice, Berlin, London and Houston among others. These recognitions have turned many eyes toward his cinematographic endeavor and his interest in promoting Honduran Cinema at an international level, and has been invited to present his work in universities from the United States and Canada. Recently, the Central American edition of Forbes Magazine highlighted his work as “The Honduran filmmaker that made history”.

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Director Statement

Historicaly situated after the New Spain was conquered, currently Mexico, The Lord of the Mountail tells the story of Lempira, chief to one of Honduras original ethnic groups, who manages to unite the poples and put an end to Hernan Cortes´s army´s advance toward the conquest of America.
The Lord of the Sierra is a story of David versus Goliath. An homage to history´s underdogs.