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The Countertenor

In 1800’s Mexico, peasant Emilio tempts fate to try and win his true love in a national singing competition, The Grand Festival of Voices. He enlists local priest Padre, rebellious sister Maria, dim-witted Jesus, and feisty horse Diablo, who help him discover he has a beautiful voice and a chance at stardom!

There’s just one problem…

… he sings like a woman.

Emilio must find the strength to overcome the evil Monsignor, the powerful Baron, lusty townsmen, and a lack of size 9 heels if he is to fulfill his destiny!
Along the way he’ll discover that what matters most has been before him all along.

Before… The Voice, before… American Idol, there was… The Countertenor!

  • andrew gomez
    Writer, Actor- RIVER
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  • Winner Canadian Diversity Film Fest Sept 2016
    September 1, 2016
    Winner- Best Romantic Comedy
  • Official Selection Best Comedy/ Best Overall Screenplay Oaxaca Film Fest 2016
    Oaxaca, Mexico
    October 15, 2016
    Official Selection Best
  • Semi Finalist Mallorca International Film Festival
    Mallorca, Spain
    November 11, 2017
    Semi Finalist 2017
Writer Biography - andrew gomez

Andrew Gomez is a 20 year veteran of the stage working as an actor, writer and director. He is a graduate of the University of El Paso’s Theater & Film program, and also attended the Cerritos Performing Arts School in Los Angeles. His most recent projects include acting, writing, directing, and executive producing for independent film, webisodes, and trailers such as Devil’s Dust, The Dub, The Countertenor and River. He can be reached at

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Writer Statement

Please enjoy the "teaser" trailer I shot for The Countertenor by clicking on the web link. I hope it gives you a taste of what the film could look like.