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My Fear

A disabled teen pursues a career in acting in order to defy his own preconceived limitations.

  • Manfred López Grem
  • Diego Dávalos Amezcua
  • Manfred López Grem
  • Diego Dávalos Amezcua
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mi Miedo
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2017
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  • Pachuca Film Fest
    Pachuca, Hidalgo
    July 1, 2017
    World Premiere
  • Tacoma Film Festival
    United States
    October 5, 2017
    North American Premiere
  • San Jose International Short Film Festival
    San Jose
    United States
    October 19, 2017
    California Premiere
  • CINE VIVO, Latino Film Festival
    August 26, 2017
    Australia Premiere
    Top 5 Finalist
  • Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival
    December 4, 2017
    Canada Premiere
  • Savannah Film Festival
    Savannah, GA
    United States
    October 28, 2017
    Georgia Premiere
  • Purbeck Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 20, 2017
    European Premiere
  • Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes EL HERALDO
    October 30, 2017
    Honduras Premiere
  • WAMM Fest
    Towson, MD
    United States
    February 23, 2018
    Maryland Premiere
  • Uno sguardo raro - The Rare Disease International Film Festival
    February 10, 2018
    Italian Premiere
    Best Documentary Award
  • Omaha Film Festival
    Omaha, NE
    United States
    March 6, 2018
    Nebraska Premiere
  • Yountville International Film Festival
    Yountville, CA
    United States
    February 11, 2018
    Yountville Premiere
  • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
    Dubuque, IA
    United States
    April 29, 2018
    Iowa premiere
    Official Selection
  • Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival
    May 4, 2018
    Victoria premiere
    Official selection
  • Jersey Shore Film Festival
    Deal, NJ
    United States
    August 3, 2018
    New Jersey Premiere
  • Woods Hole Film Festival
    Woods Hole, MA
    United States
    August 4, 2018
    Massachusetts Premiere
  • Golden Tree Documentary International Film Festival
    Frankfurt am Main
    September 20, 2018
    Germany Premiere
  • Encounters International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    September 29, 2018
    United Kingdom Premiere
Director Biography - Manfred López Grem

Manfred Lopez Grem is the founder of a small non-profit organization in Mexico focused on independent filmmaking. His work has included founding non-profit online talent platforms for writers, actors, dancers and other artists. As a film director he has directed around 30 short films, as well as documentaries, commercials, tv programs and other types of works. He also maintains an active schedule teaching workshops, offering consulting services, keynoting conferences, and heading casting tours in several cities as part of his work related to Mexico's National Actor's Registry.

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Director Statement

15-year-old Diego Dávalos Amezcua is someone with a tremendous inner light that has inspired me and many others to keep fighting for what we believe in.

He was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a rare condition that severely limits his movement, especially his arms. But despite this he is pushing ahead to become a formally trained actor. The process of course involves learning to overcome all sorts of daily obstacles. But it turns out that his biggest challenge is something that can hold us all back… Fear.

In Diego’s case fear goes two ways: The fear that he will never be accepted by anyone, and the fear that other people instinctively have of those who are disabled. I believe this film is a testament to his success at conquering both.

Manfred López Grem