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A Family Reunion

Jacob is a middle aged man living a monotonous life with his mother, when a tragic event sends him on a journey of seclusion and secrecy which is rudely interrupted by the arrival of his family.

  • Cristian Saliadarre
  • Cristian Saliadarre
    No country without horses, Beutifall, Henderson's Crossing, Taripaypacha, Beautiful beasts.
  • Cristian Saliadarre
  • Paul Mayora
  • Cristian Saliadarre
    Key Cast
    Candy, The Informant, Rake, East West 101,No country without horses, t,
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Dark humor
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    60 AUD
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    Digital (SONY) DCI 4k
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  • Student Project:
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous 2019
    Official selection/semi finalist
  • Lucky Strike Films Festival
    United States
    September 20, 2019
    Official selection/finalist
  • Lake Placid Film Festival
    Lake Placid,New York
    United States
    October 23, 2019
    Official selection
  • Oniros Film Awards
    Saint-Vincent AO
    September 30, 2019
    Official selection/semi finalist
  • NextGN International Shorts Film Festival

    Official selection
  • International Shorts
    December 2, 2019
    Official selection
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    United States
    October 7, 2019
    Official selection/semi finalist
  • Global Left-Off Sessions(First time fiilm makers Sessions)

    United Kingdom
    October 20, 2019
    Official selection
  • White Unicorn International Film Festival
    West Bengal
    October 20, 2019
    Official selection
Director Biography - Cristian Saliadarre

Born in the city of Rosario, Santa Fe'-Argentina.Immigrated to Sydney, Australia in the late 1970's .He spent his teenage years working on his craft while in high school and in turn discovered that he had a great appreciation for the silver screen and begun to slowly develop his method as an actor. His film debut came in 1990 at 14 years of age in an Australian independent titled 'Dead to the World', (Noah Taylor, Richard Roxbourgh). A highly successful music career as a the first and youngest ever Rap recording artist to signed to independent label 'Dis n Dat' Records in Sydney. In 2000 he was offered a lead role on a U.S drama called 'Roadshow' (Warner Bros/Viacom Productions), as the role of 'Stlyz'- an ex-con turned undercover cop.This was followed by various independent films and a major commercial for the 2002 World Cup Soccer as a Colombian Drug Lord for Fox Sports which was aired in the U.S and internationally. Cristian stayed in Los Angeles to pursue an acting career,and becoming a student of The Method-Stanislavsky and Checov. He also attended various acting schools such as 'Prime Time Actor's Studio' in Hollywood, Larry More Kelly's Performing Arts Academy in Los Angeles, and the film acting school on Hollywood and Vine in the heart of Hollywood known as 'The Art Of Film Acting' taught by Jerimiah Comey for 3 years, where he began to develop a strong foundation to his acting method. In 2003 he moved back to Sydney.In 2005, Cristian lands a cameo role in the feature film 'Candy' as 'Little Angelo', alongside Academy Award Nominee, the late Heath Ledger. He gains a major role in a channel 10, world premiere tele-movie, 'The Informant'(2008), directed by Peter Andrikidis and produced by ScreenTime Australia, where Cristian was cast as 'Mascalla' followed by the role of 'Nuchimov', a Russain criminal in the Channel 7 series,'Gangs of Oz' directed by Katie Hides and produced by Eyeworks International (Australia). In 2010, Cristian was cast in the ABC drama,'RAKE' as the role of 'Manos' alongside and All-Star cast, Richard Roxbourgh, Noah Taylor, Sam Neil, Hog Weaving, Matt Day and directed by Rachel Ward and Jeffrey Walker. First episode to air on ABC November 2010. In 2011 Cristian was cast in the final season of Australia's hit drama East West 101 alongside Don Hany and Susie Porter. 2015 Cristian has embarked on story telling from a realistic and introspective point of view, and launching his musical career with a new duo called 'Evoluzion'. A prolific songwriter, he has written and arranged 12 songs for his debut album due for release 2017 in North America via AMG/SONY USA. First single titled 'I'm A Dreamer' was released September 2016, and already hit at NO: # 18 on the European Independent Music Radio Charts. Cristian's manager Mark.S.Berry has secured various deals for Evoluzion including a world wide licensing and synchronization deal with Zoom Media USA, Mood Media USA, K-Digital ( Charlie Ahn), and Bondi Ink international. His first single 'I'm a Dreamer' is on heavy rotation all over Europe, Russia, Belgium and other international radio stations creating a steady climb to establishing Evoluzion as a creative and unique Artist. 2019 Cristian heads back into the film industry strong, with films in pre-production, one of them 'No Country without Horses', optioned by US production company Sterling Light Productions, which he wrote.And now comes his directorial debut.., A family reunion.

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Director Statement

My vision as not only the director, but as the writer, was to share one of the most painful experiences in my life which was the death of my maternal grandmother, which that took me to a such a low point that the only way ti cope with the loss was to write from the depths of my sorrow and instead of focusing on the dark side of this experience, I approached it from not only a creative aspect, but from an uniquely abstract point of view that was like a walking contradiction to what I was feeling, and the outcome was surprisingly the opposite to what I expected. My story began to take form as a mirror to what my life was actually projecting, and after countless drafts that went from a seriously sinister tale, to a roller coaster ride with ups and downs, twists and turns and of course a bunch of laughter with characters that were a cold yet warm reflection of each other with real life flaws that we as a complex collective share as people in this crazy world. And it all begun with many failed attempts and a barrage of obstacles that would deter any other film maker to pack up their bags and call it quits, but I felt that even though I was alone in this journey as an artist, I had to persevere, and it may sound like a cliche but it happened that way until I met someone with the same vision and hunger to creative something unique, despite the criticism or outcome, and that's what we did and with weeks of endless hard work and a team of fellow Artists, we finally achieved what every film maker dreams complete a film from conception to finale' and with heart. soul, spirit, mind and lady luck on our side, I hope that you will enjoy this story I wrote, not only visually, but with all the senses and take this crazy ride with us. The feature film screenplay/Script is called 'TO CATCH A FOX' and available for potential investors/producers/companies upon request.