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A modern day Peter Pan struggles to find the end to his film and when he falls in love with his psychiatric doctor, he finds that growing up is really hard to do.

  • Eduardo Luis Arguelles
    El dia de los Muertos, A Dream Tonal
  • Eduardo Luis Arguelles
    El dia de los Muertos, A Dream Tonal
  • Eduardo Luis Arguelles
    El dia de los Muertos, A Dream Tonal
  • Moira Gil
    Rushmore (assistant to Wes Anderson)
  • Natasha Esca
    Key Cast
    Sense 8, Dos Lagos, Despertar Contigo, Loco Love
  • Luis Johnston aka Luis Latino
    Key Cast
    The Big turnaround
  • Luis Mares
    Key Cast
    Hamlet (stage)
  • Jim Bolt
    Re-recording Mixer
    Back to the Future 1, 2, 3; Paper Towns; John Wick; Jack reacher; X-men
  • Alejandro Miranda Palombo
    Visual Effects
    Game of Thrones, The Social Network, Pirates of the Caribbean, Black Sails
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Arthouse, Dark comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 29 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 21, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico, United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 2.5k
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    March 18, 2018
    U.S. Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Tochtli Films, LLC
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Eduardo Luis Arguelles

Eduardo Luis Argüelles- Writer/Director
Since graduating from San Francisco State University in 1993, Eduardo has been working in the entertainment industry as a producer, writer, director, and editor. His short film "A Dream Tonal" won best short at the Metaphysical Film Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His documentary "El Dia de los Muertos" won best Historical/Cultural program at the Pacific Southwest Emmy's. "Cine Loteria" marks his debut as a feature film director.

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Director Statement

My earliest memory as a child growing up in Asia was going to the movies. Watching "Jaws," "Star Wars," and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" transported me to even more magical places. I was the son of a Mexican-American civil engineer who did work in south-east Asia. Watching movies for me was the closest connection I had to home. So I watched a lot of it! Later in Film School I would discover the films of Fellini, Buñuel, Eisenstein, Cocteau, and Antonioni and my life would change forever. Soon bringing my own stories to the silver screen became all I ever dreamed of. Telling stories about the American Latino experience is the closest to my heart. I think it's great when we can all understand each others cultures. I feel cinema is a great way of doing this. I work hard every day to make this a reality and feel very blessed in having completed my first feature film!