Beyond The River

After a law passes that must shut down the border, young couple Jose and Jessica must spend the last 24 hours of their day together before they are separated for the foreseeable future.

  • Raul Mendoza
    Director
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  • Raul Mendoza
    Writer
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  • Raul Mendoza
    Producer
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  • Luis Fernando Reyes Diaz
    Producer
  • Alejandro Adan Flores
    Producer
  • Arlene Navarro
    Key Cast
    "Jessica"
  • Robert P. Ruiz
    Key Cast
    "Jose"
  • Alejandro Adan Flores
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Raul Mendoza

Raúl Alejandro Mendoza is a filmmaker from Brownsville, Texas a small town on the border between the United States and México. Raúl is the son of an immigrant father and hardworking mother, for which he has found the inspiration for the Latino driven stories he wishes to tell in the medium of film. Currently Raúl lives in Houston, Texas and is a student at the University of Houston.

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Director Statement

BEYOND THE RIVER is a comprehensive look at the idea of physical and emotional separation. The love we wish we had is separated by a reality we wish we never get the chance to experience.