Private Project

The Reflection Of Francisca Newman

In this cinematic fairytale, Francisca Newman, a psychologically disturbed ballerina, fails at her life audition. Her perfectionism starts to take a noticeable toll on her mental health, where in a world of passion and beauty, sensibility and enlightenment becomes darkness.
In this increasingly violent and surreal competition at the hands of her own reflection, a familiar voice starts talking to her as an old forgotten friend. A voice that takes her on a journey through her own memories in order to find herself, before her reflection becomes a stranger.

  • Jon Frenkel Garcia
  • Jon Frenkel Garcia
  • Andrew Reyna
  • Clara Navarro
    Key Cast
    "Francisca Newman"
  • Alejandra Rubiera
    Director Of Photography
  • Jordan Mitchell Love
    First Assistant Director
  • Weslie Kirk
  • Kristyna Budinova
    First Assistant Camera
  • Alexis Coindreau
    Second Assistant Camera
  • Kyle Joyce
    Sound Mixer
  • Juan Mendizabal
  • Evelyn Thomas Mua
    Make-up Artist
  • Shiva Ahuja
  • Cherriana Resky
    G&E Swing
  • Torey Thompson
  • Aaron Burns
    Maniac (Tv Show), Marvelous Mrs.Maisel
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    The Reflection Of Francisca Newman
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Drama, Science-fiction, Dance, Music, Psychological, Psychological horror, Psychological thriller, International, Spain, Spanish
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 6, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain, United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - New York Film Academy
  • Micheaux Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    July 12, 2023
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    September 12, 2023
    Official Nomination for Best Film
  • Burbank International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 24, 2023
    Official Selection. Nomination Best Student Film
  • Experimental, Dance & Music Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 13, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Pembroke Taparelli Arts and Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 3, 2023
    Official Selection
  • South Film and Arts Academy Festival

    Best Dance Film
Director Biography - Jon Frenkel Garcia

Creative and imaginative filmmaker from Spain, passionate for honest storytelling about the freedom and beauty of being alive with a magical realism style with European influences. Proficient writer & director on all stages in the filmmaking process with excellent art directing skills. This driven force of passion as my main tool of work makes me always put extra time of work and energy when needed as well as ability and responsiveness to perform excellently in team environments.

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Director Statement

One day, on a very young age, I chose what was going to be my passion. Ever since then, I’ve been pursuing that passion to the exclusion of all else, I always thought that was the only way to succeed in life. But I was wrong, I didn’t choose it at all, and that tunnel vision had guide me to where I am today, yes. But I had also missed something, something called life. Passion is not a job or a hobby, but the full force of energy and attention to whatever is right in front of me.