Gimcrack

Relying on no one else but each other, drug dealer Elias tries to escape the loop of his broken life caused by his junkie sister Meri.

  • Luis Peña
    Director
  • Luis Peña
    Writer
  • Zilan Wang
    Writer
  • Erwin Villanueva
    Producer
  • Refugio López
    Key Cast
    "Elias"
  • Grecia Balboa
    Key Cast
    "Meri"
  • Jamie Williams
    Key Cast
    "Victor"
  • Wilson Azer
    Key Cast
    "The landlord"
  • Zilan Wang
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, portrait, experimental
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Georgia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Luis Peña

Luis Peña is an Atlanta-based cinematographer and director. Originally from the Dominican Republic, moved to the US and graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018. He is known for Morbid (2018), Dysfunctional (2017), and A Voice in the Dark (2017). His specialty is the camera department: DP, 1st AC, 2nd AC, and DIT.

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Director Statement

This picture is a portrait piece showing the life of a character stuck in a loop. His struggle is a common reality: the universal feeling of walking on an endless path. I based this story originally set in my home town, Santo Domingo, but realized it could be adapted to any race and any language. I want to thank the cast, crew, and everyone that supported us in bringing this story to you.