Salesman

A dark anachronist comedy that follows a young watch salesman dealing with an eviction notice while sequentially ending up in the middle of a war between the criminals of the San Antonio underground.

  • Amadeo Rivas
    Director
  • Amadeo Rivas
    Writer
  • David Thorne
    Writer
  • Amadeo Rivas
    Producer
  • Amadeo Rivas
    Key Cast
    “Lenny Finklestein”
  • Stormy Rodarte
    Key Cast
    “Ricky”
  • James Ybarra
    Key Cast
    “Vellucci”
  • Weston Hughes
    Key Cast
    “Detective Curt”
    Blue Blood
  • Johnathan Coffey
    Key Cast
    “Detective Tanner”
    Blue Blood
  • Aaron Ramos
    Key Cast
    “Horace”
  • Kenny Strawn
    Key Cast
    “Red Lobster Man”
  • Denali Huff
    Key Cast
    “Don Basely”
  • Grant Villarreal
    Key Cast
    “Grant”
  • Patricia Allison
    Key Cast
    “Grandma”
  • Kristin Quintanilla
    Assistant Director
  • William Smith
    Audio/Sound
  • Hayden Hudson
    Audio/Sound
  • Amadeo Rivas
    Editor(s)
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Anachronism, Dark Comedy, Period, 1970s, 1990s, Film
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 13, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.66:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Outsiders Film Festival
    San Antonio
    United States
    December 10, 2018
    Best Actor / Official Selection
Director Biography - Amadeo Rivas

Amadeo Rivas is a young filmmaker in San Antonio, TX. Where he attends as a student in the art school North East School Of The Arts (NESA). Over the past 4 years Amadeo has made 30 films and worked on over 160 other films, taking the job as Assistant Director, Script Supervisor, Actor, Editor and Production Assistant.

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Director Statement

This took three years to film, it started out as a serious film but I took it to a whole other level of bad anachronistic 70s aesthetic. This film is my pride and joy no matter how bad it is. We purposely lowered the camera quality as the film went on as a way to show the film's deteriorating state in story and structure. And parts of the film are purposely dubbed over badly yet subtle.