Downward Spiral

A mother and son relationship is in turmoil due to drug abuse.

  • Jerry Garcia
    Betrayal, The Emergency
  • Jerry Garcia
    Betrayal, The Emergency
  • Jerry Garcia
    Betrayal, The Emergency
  • Karina Nistal
    Key Cast
  • Kiko Medrano IV
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    466 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Sony A7ii
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Director Biography - Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia was born in Laredo, Texas on Jan. 31, 1992. He moved to San Antonio where he graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in 2019. While in film school, he acted, edited, wrote and directed short films. His latest one was BETRAYAL, a short crime/drama film. It has been shown in film festivals in 2020 and 2021 where it won several awards including Best Crime Short and Best First-Time Director. He founded Viva La Films Productions in 2018 which is based in San Antonio, Texas. He is planning on moving to Austin, Texas to resume his filmmaking career.

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Director Statement

This is a very personal film to me. This story is inspired by my best friend, who went through drug abuse most of his teen years. It was really hard on me, it affected me for years. I hope this film will sent out a message to those who are going through drug problems that you’re not alone.