DeFonte, one of the most powerful dynasty of financiers and mercenaries in the world is at risk of disappearing. Frederick DeFonte, the younger brother of the family has used all the principles that established them as the most powerful, for his own benefit. Gulak, his brother, will do everything he can to stop him in a war without loyalties.

  • CM Varela
    CM Varela
  • CM Varela
  • Living the Arts
  • CM Varela
  • LTA
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Puerto Rico
  • Country of Filming:
    Puerto Rico
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  • Shooting Format:
    Sony A7RIII
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Distribution Information
  • Living the Arts
    Country: Puerto Rico
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - CM Varela

CM Varela MA RRHH (OBS/UB) intends professional formation using the performing arts as a strategy. His video production pinions were in 2009, creating content for YouTube. Time later he was educated and began to professionalize. His first films include 18 short educational films that were distributed in the public education system of Puerto Rico. He was the founding director of BareLifePR, a project that integrated local cinema with social issues. He has 13 years of experience in the production of local radio and television (WAPA, Telemundo, Univision, etc.). He is currently Director of the Living the Arts a private formation school in Performing Arts and consultant to independent filmmakers in PR.

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Director Statement

DeFonte, although it may seem like a short film where almost everyone dies, it has many hidden messages. Each death represents an evil that afflicts humanity. From pride, greed, anger, gluttony, envy, laziness, varied loyalties and war for power. DeFonte seeks to raise conversation on these specific topics in a short 9 minutes that leaves the door open for a prequel where everything is explained in detail.