Private Project

The Mariachi Woman

Nancy is a mariachi woman who was unfairly imprisoned when she was mistaken as a trafficker while trying to cross the border into the United States. Now she lives in Mexico City with her wife Teo, with whom she has a son. Every day she goes to Garibaldi, the world's most important place for mariachi, where she is one of the few mariachi women and sings to support her family.

  • Adán Ruiz
    Director
  • Jaime Garrido
    Cinematography
  • Adan Ruiz
    Producer
  • Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC)
    Producer
  • Nancy Velasco
    Key Cast
  • Teo Saldivar
    Key Cast
  • Yuki Pastrana
    Associate Producers
  • Red Nacional de Arte
    Associate Producers
  • Sebastián R. R.
    Sound Design
  • Francisco Herrera
    First AD
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Mariachi
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Habana Film Festival (Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano)
    Havana, Cuba
    Cuba
    December 7, 2018
  • 45° Concordia Film Festival
    Montreal
    Canada
    May 5, 2018
    VISIONS
  • Shorts México
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    September 10, 2018
    Mexican Documentary Competition
  • Zinegoak Bilbao Film Festival
    Bilbao
    Spain
    February 27, 2020
  • DOQUMENTA Festival Internacional de Cine Documental
    Querétaro
    Mexico
  • Programa Diversidad Sexual + Morelia 2018 (Cuorum)
    Morelia, Michoacán
    Mexico
    October 22, 2018
    Honorific Mention
  • Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes El Heraldo
    Tegucigalpa
    Honduras
    November 1, 2018
    Best Latin American Short
  • Festival de Cine de Ensenada
    Ensenada, Baja California
    Mexico
    September 22, 2018
    Competencia Nacional de Cortometrajes
  • Hidalgo Film Fest
    Pachuca, Hidalgo
    Mexico
    July 24, 2018
    MX Documentary
  • 23 Muestra Fílmica CUEC 2018
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    May 22, 2018
  • Museo UNAM HOY
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    June 13, 2018
  • Ágora de la Ciudad
    Xalapa
    Mexico
    July 7, 2018
  • Cinemateca Luis Buñuel
    Puebla
    Mexico
    September 6, 2018
  • 9no Cineversatil Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes LGBTIQ+
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    Competencia Internacional
  • Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    United States
    November 9, 2019
  • Sides Short Film Festival (SSFF)
    Izmir
    Turkey
    November 25, 2019
  • Poppy Jasper International Film Festival
    California
    United States
    April 6, 2020
  • FIDÉ Brasil
    São Francisco
    Brazil
    November 8, 2019
  • NUFF 2020
    Tromsø
    Norway
    June 26, 2020
Director Biography - Adán Ruiz

Born in 1994 in Morelia, Mexico. Graduated from the degree in Interactive Media, is currently studying cinematography at CUEC-UNAM. He has participated in fiction and documentary short films as director, producer and cinematographer, among others.

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