VIVO

When his days have become a vicious cycle of coping mechanisms and dead-end jobs, a young immigrant struggling with his fears and lost inspiration must search within himself to find reasons to stay in New York and pursue his music career.

  • Teo Marinakis
    Director
    Cabourg
  • Teo Marinakis
    Writer
    Cabourg
  • Indie Jansons
    Producer
    Dillon
  • Sam Morris
    Producer
    Natural Born Fool
  • Teo Marinakis
    Producer
  • Sebastian Delascasas
    Key Cast
    "Dom"
    6, The Other Side of Night, Unpacking, My Mom's Dead and I'm Stuck in Suburbia,
  • Oriana Siphanoum
    Key Cast
    "Maria"
    In the Blue, Flabulous
  • Anthony Pelle
    Key Cast
    "Bella"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Music, Coming of Age, Latino, Latinx
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, BRAW, 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.90
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Teo Marinakis

Teo Marinakis is a young filmmaker interested in exploring urban culture, latino stories, and music. He grew up in Chile to a Brazilian mother and Argentinian/Greek father, which has inspired his drive to tell multicultural stories. In 2020 he graduated from NYU Tisch Film & Television, won Audience Choice Award at Hip hop FF for his film "Cabourg," and co-founded Ooof & The Walrus Llc.

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Director Statement

Growing up is hard. Feeling alone is painful.

When you're far from home, chasing a dream that might just be an illusion, your start to question your own beliefs; your potential.

In a time where social distance has become the norm, we can't help but feel alienated.

How often do we talk to a stranger on the street, having a meaningful exchange about this inevitable journey we're all on?

Instead, we search for answers, reasons, and inspiration in means of ephemeral instant gratification.

It's up to each of us to find within ourselves the strength to break our vicious cycle.