Soledad is the American Dream

This is the story of gardeners who work on a farm in Los Angeles, California in the 1970s. They decided to leave their country in search of the American Dream and to feel safe from violence and corruption.

They are aware of the new challenges and obstacles they will face because of their lack of economic resources and the language barrier when living in a country that is different from what they are familiar with.

Complications arise when Soledad and Lionel (a couple), and Maria Magdalena (Soledad’s sister) get an offer to change their economic situation for a better life while living in Los Angeles.

Yadira, who owns the farm where the immigrants work, is a dangerous and unhappy person. Mario, who is Soledad, Maria Magdalena, and Lionel’s neighbor is a bad influence. But both Mario and Yadira are the only people in the country that Soledad, Lionel, and Maria Magdalena trust.

Soledad and Maria Magdalena love to work in the garden and to be connected with nature. They love to talk and eat fruits from the trees while they are working.

She is a creative woman who loves to sells small dolls to her friends. She is a very religious woman, and she makes most decisions based on her religious beliefs. She adores her husband and trusts him in everything. She has tree kids who live with their grandma back in Colombia, and she misses her kids a lot.

Maria Magdalena:
She is a very superstitious person who She likes to read the Tarot all the time. She believes that she has to do whatever her cards tell her to do. She admires Soledad and always listens to Soledad’s advice, even when she thinks that Soledad is making wrong decisions in life. She is single and searching for her Prince Charming.

He is a hard working and very creative man. He loves his wife Soledad, and he will never do anything that will put his family life in danger. He has to work overtime to get more money in order to provide for his wife and tree kids. He is a very positive person, and he takes care of his wife. He likes to cook for his wife and creates decorative dishes to make his wife smile at the beginning of every day. Lionel never complains about being tired or having economic problems. He always looks for opportunities to solve any issues around him and his family.

She has a very dark soul. She gets everything she wants in life, except happiness. She is a lonely person. She likes to observe Soledad and Maria Magdalena while they work. She doesn’t understand why Soledad and Maria Magdalena are so happy, when she isn’t, even with everything she owns. One day, she talks to Lionel and offers him a deal that will change his entire life. He rejects her proposal, and he has to leave the farm with his family.

He is a single man. Who lives far from Soledad’s House, but he rented a garage next to Soledad’s garage where he stores metal, pipes, and wood for the under-the-table work he does. He is interested in helping Soledad to get a better life and proposes a business solution. She rejects Mario’s idea and tells him, in one word, to leave her house and leave her alone forever.

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    Drama, family
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Colombia, United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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Director Biography - Mabul Marulanda Montoya

- Bachelor of Arts in Television, Film and Media Studies
- 25th Annual SAG Awards Television Nominating Committee Member
- Screen Actors Guild - America Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG - AFTRA)

Hi my name is Mabul Marulanda Montoya and film, television and media are my passion.
Everyday I’ve been learning how to improve my creativity and imagination by practicing a myriad of techniques while editing projects for my friends, filming stories for my class assignments, and documenting incredible topics.

I’ve experienced the excitement of being in front of a camera as an actor and the responsibility of being behind the camera as a filmmaker with the entire responsibility for all aspects and stages of production.

I’m interested in creating stories with positive messages. I believe that everyone in society must be treated with respect.

Hopefully after watching the film, Soledad the audience will engage in meaningful discussions with family and friends

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