Text Amy

Amy, a Mexican-American teenager, is forced by her older sister Gloria to have a traditional Quinceañera-party instead of attending the concert of her favorite band with the boy of her dreams. Amy's plan to escape the party goes awry and forces the sisters into a direct conflict about what’s best for Amy, the importance of tradition, and the gulf of distance between the two sisters.

  • Jesús Alarcón-Castellanos
    Director
    Os (2011), Gatillero (2008)
  • Josh Rector
    Writer
    Os (2011)
  • Jesús Alarcón-Castellanos
    Writer
    Gatillero (2008)
  • Jackie C. Lin
    Producer
    The Little Violinst (2014), Once Upon a Time, Inc. (2013), Hide-and-Seek (2012), Daddy's Girl (2013), She Is My Mom (2013)
  • Paola Poucel
    Producer
  • Amy Ma
    Producer
    The Little Violinst (2014), The Boy Under the Piano (2014)
  • Fernando Mejia
    Producer
    Os (2011), Gatillero (2008).
  • Katya Martín
    Key Cast
    Deadly Sins (2013), Waiting for the Cut (2013)
  • Paola Poucel
    Key Cast
    Ilegales (2010), Os (2011), Dora the Explorer (2013)
  • Iliana Guibert
    Key Cast
    One Bad Choice (2015), El Cuco (2013), The Carrie Diaries (2013), Fear Itself (2012)
  • Arturo Castro
    Key Cast
    Broad City (2014), Sun Belt Express (2014), Indigo Children (2012), Come Home Raquel (2011)
  • Ben Getz
    Key Cast
    Grotto (2013)
  • Kim Wong
    Key Cast
    Fortune Sun (2013)
  • Megan Quinn
    Key Cast
  • Manuel Moran
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Dramedy, Coming of age, Family
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 27, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    16,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Miami Short Film Festival
    Miami, Florida
    December 5, 2014
  • Official Latino Film Festival
    New York
    September 19, 2015
    New York Premiere
    3rd place Best Short
Director Biography - Jesús Alarcón-Castellanos

Born in the city of Puebla, México, Jesús entered the world of narrative at a very early age. He grew nurtured by the vast cultural riches of his country which developed a particular sensibility in him through the arts. Jesús was awarded the Americarum Universitas Scholarship to study his Bachelors Degree in Communications Science at the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla, from where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He spent a year abroad studying at the University of Leeds in England, where he debuted as a director in the shorts-films program.

Jesús has also worked as a producer for the SICOM television system in México, ERT Greece-New York, and Bordinni Brothers. He completed his M.F.A. in filmmaking at the University of Columbia in New York, where he was awarded the Cinematography and FOCUS fellowships. Currently he received the Hollywood Foreign Press Award to promising filmmakers. Recently Jesús was selected to participate at the Cine Qua Non Lab Screenwriter's Workshop in Michoacán, México. Jesús has just finished his new short "Text Amy" and is in development of his first feature film "Esperadoras".

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