Private Project


A Mexican couple out fronts different situations on their way to making a movie in Humboldt County. On their journey they question themselves about destiny, signals, independent filmmaking, will; and they represent their thoughts and learnings in musical and psychedelic sequences, dreams and spontaneous words and phrases that construct these wonders and seekings of their minds.

  • Chiva MF
    Los Jefes
  • Anibal Davila
    Los Jefes
  • Camila Barragan
    Triangulo Esmeralda, In Hora Mortis Nostrae
  • Jesus A. Rdz. G.
    Los Jefes
  • Camila Barragan
  • Anibal Davila
    Key Cast
  • Camila Barragan
    Key Cast
    Mañana Psicotropica
  • Chiva MF
  • Chiva MF
    Los Jefes
  • Gerardo Villareal
    Sound Design
    Mañana Psicotropica, Las Letras
  • Sek Salazar
    Post Production
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    12,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico, United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Underground Indie Film Festival
    United States
    June 12, 2017
  • AM Egytp Film Festival
    August 28, 2017
    Monterrey Nuevo Leon
    August 25, 2017
    Mexico North Premier
  • Suburbinale
    September 16, 2017
Director Biography - Chiva MF

Jesús Rodriguez "Chiva" is a Mexican Director/Producer born in Monterrey, México; he produced for Mexican artists such as Celso Piña, Control Machete, Kumbia Kings, Jumbo, Alejandro Fernandez, Elan, Miguel Bosé, Límite, etc. After a while growing his experience on set, he started directing himself and starting other projects of his own that would be consolidated later on. He's made music videos for national and international artists such as Cartel de Santa, Belanova, Bronco, La Mafia, Los Bunkers, Amigos Invisibles, El Otro Yo, Les Butcherettes, Here comes the Kraken, División Minúscula; to name a few. He extended his work out from Mexico to USA, Spain, Colombia and Argentina. He's been nominated for several awards including MTV Latino Music Awards, in which he won Video of the Year on 2008.
Parallel to his work on music videos he made some experimental films, and there he found the incentives to explore on independent movies. His Opera Prima was released last year, also nominated for Best Opera Prima in PECIME's Awards in Mexico; "Los Jefes", a movie about life in the streets of a Mexican neighbourhood along with the music of Hip-Hop band Cartel de Santa.
Recently he worked on a Documentary about Mexican singer Valentín Elizalde, which still on progress.

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Director Statement

To me, filmmaking is about telling stories but also denouncing reality. Life is too good on it's own with it's imperfections, controversies, cultural values and differences, shocking real life events that not even the greatest story tellers could think about. I like transgression, uncomfortable feelings, questions, the street culture, raw images, hard contents that can make you want to get up your seat and leave, or stay and change that part of you who felt emotionally unstable in front of a visual content. I also like fantasies, and the contrast they can have within reality, symbolism and unconscious information. As a personal devotee of the Road itself i surrender to spontaneous situations, those that make you doubt if your loosing your way or you're starting a new one, that make you question about reactions and will, about values and objectives, and then come back to where you were before but with a whole new point of view, in the end, there's nothing we can do to change destiny's ups and downs, we just need to ride the wave, and better yet, film it.