Flea Market Finish Line
Cata Llanos, a Cuban-American housewife, seeks to have her family in order. Her daughter, Belkis, is only concerned with prom and spending time with her boyfriend, a go-cart racer and mechanic on a fast track to nowhere. To make matters worse, her husband Roberto is a nostalgic former rebel more concerned with his politics than his family. Roberto is being featured in an interview but Cata would prefer he leave his past behind him so that they can focus on a better future. . . Constantly ignored and undermined, Cata is pushed to her limit and decides to demonstrate her existence to her family in a drastic display of independence.
Catalina Llanos es una madre trabajadora, cubana-americana, que intenta poner a su familia en orden.
Su hija Belkis, sólo se ocupa en bailar y pasar tiempo con su novio, un mecánico corredor de go-karts en una carrera hacia la nada. Para empeorar las cosas, su esposo Roberto Llanos es un ex rebelde guatemalteco, atrapado en el pasado, un exiliado nostálgico que esta más preocupado por sus ideales políticos que por su familia. Llanos será entrevistado para la televisión hispana de los Estados Unidos, ya que muchos esperan sus declaraciones; Cata prefiere que él deje su pasado atrás y que se concentre en un futuro mejor… Cansada de ser permanentemente ignorada, Cata llega al límite y decide demostrar su tenacidad con una drástica muestra de independencia.
Aylin SilvaKey Cast
Completion Date:November 30, 2013
Production Budget:10,000 USD
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States
Cannes Short CornerCannes
May 4, 2013
1. Best Actress at L-Dub Film Festival 2012- Won award 2. Best Short/Featurette at L-Dub Film Festival 2012- Won award 3. Best Director Woman in the Arts 2013 – Won award 4. Best Filmmaker Ika Santamaria 2013 – Won award 5. Best Actor, Danilo Zamora 2013 MLA – Won award 6. Miami Life Awards Nominations (Feb 3,2013) Best Actor 7. The movie was screened at The Cannes Film Festival 2013/Short Corner
“The name by which the Arauacos are best known in ethnological literature is Ika o Ikja, words that in their own language mean “people".
Santamaria was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and trained as an actor at the renowned Teatro Libre of Bogota. In 1995. She moved to New York City where she studied screenwriting and cinema at New York University.
From 2002 to 2008, Santamaria worked in the production and distribution of films for the Latino market. For her, this was the ground breaking work for understanding the logistics of the TV and Filmmaking industry. During this time, she also managed to do theater where she worked as creative producer, playwright and actor. She traveled and performed internationally.
As Filmmaker she has received awards given by the Women’s International Film Festival, Miami Life Awards, and Women in the Arts. She recently was honored at the Women in The Arts 2013 with the Achievement Award for Best Film Director & the WITA 2013 Filmmaker of the Year as well. Also her last Production “Flea Market Finish Line” won Best Short and Best Actor at L-Dub Film Festival 2012 and is getting many other recognitions in European Film Festivals.
Don't be surprise if you find her on the set of any production, she is always promoting synergies among her colleagues.
"Ika has gathered an extensive experience in different stages of the TV and Film industry:
First of all, as a consumate actress. She follows a technique and is a true professional, bringing personality and an intuitive approach to her characters that influences the rest of the cast.
Ika is also an excellent filmmaker. She writes her own scripts, produces, edits and directs her own material. I have seen some of her work and I have to say that she impresses me. She is an integral professional and is always working on something new.
She is also an acting coach and guru, who is always lending her knowledge to the new actors of South Florida. She teaches and is ready to engage in flash training and rehearsals that will reflect in the acting work of other colleagues." Agatino Zurria.
"EVEN AT HOME AND FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES WE KEEP ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AND
JUSTIFYING GUN USE WHILE IGNORING THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF RESPECTING LIFE.