The Dreams of Zia

A young artist named Zia visits the Albuquerque Balloon Festival and sketches the soaring landscape. The artists, the musicians, and the adventures inspire him to dream big.

  • Jose Sanchez
    Writer
  • Lorenzo Lopez
    Writer
  • Esperanza Gonzales
    Writer
  • Angelica Espinoza
    Writer
  • Peter Walker
    Writer
  • Peter Walker
    Producer
  • Angelica Espinoza
    Director
  • Lorenzo Lopez
    Director
  • Zia Lopez
    Key Cast
  • Jose Sanchez
    Camera
  • Lorenzo Lopez
    Camera
  • Esperanza Gonzales
    Camera
  • Angelica Espinoza
    Camera
  • Peter Walker
    Camera
  • Enrico Trujillo
    Title Sequence
  • Peter Walker
    Editors
  • Angelica Espinoza
    Editors
  • Lorenzo Lopez
    Animator
  • Jingle Punks - Road to Moscow (Youtube Audio Library)
    Music
  • Prelude No. 16 by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/preludes/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
    Music
  • Balzan Groove - Vadodara by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100311 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
    Music
  • Antonio Vigil
    Bus driver
  • Victoria Gonzales - UNM Taos
    Special Thanks
  • Louis Moya - UNM Taos
    Special Thanks
  • Dr. Archuleta - UNM Taos
    Special Thanks
  • Jung - Jin Ahn - Canon Cameras
    Special Thanks
  • Matthew Carman - Canon Cameras
    Special Thanks
  • Ken Ito - Canon Cameras
    Special Thanks
  • Dave Mansfield - UNM Taos
    Special Thanks
  • New Mexico Film Office
    Special Thanks
  • Robert Trujillo - Taos High School Principal
    Special Thanks
  • Lisa Abeyta - Taos High School Vice Principal
    Special Thanks
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 4, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1080p
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Angelica Espinoza , Lorenzo Lopez

Angelica Espinoza and Lorenzo Lopez have been taking UNM Taos Dual Credit Media classes at Taos High School for the past three years. They are seniors and will be entering the Digital Media Associates Degree at UNM Taos in the fall. Lorenzo is a gifted animator who is both fast and clever. Angelica is a vivacious emerging filmmaker and will be the first in her family to go to college. The two working together make an awesome director team.

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Director Statement

The two most challenging parts of the Filmmakers Challenge were getting up at 3:00 a.m. and editing the 3 minute video down to 1. We decided we would upload our 3 minute version as a trailer so you can see the rest of the story of our animated character Zia.