MIRAGE is a tale of magical realism that takes you on one girl's journey, daydreaming through mystical locations, hoping to be reunited with her parents as she awaits captive in a U.S. detention center.

  • Luis R. Quintero
    Guiltless, Tea Time
  • Luis R. Quintero
  • Luis R. Quintero
  • Maria Margarita Lopez, Co-Producer
  • Camila Maria Cruz-Ramirez
    Key Cast
  • Denise Celia Cruz-Ramirez
    Key Cast
  • Hansel Ramirez
    Key Cast
  • Vange Tapia
    Key Cast
  • Scott Wordham
    Key Cast
    "Border Agent Freeman"
  • Doug Jeffrey
    Key Cast
    "Border Agent Jefrey"
  • Tommy Giavocchini
    Key Cast
    "Border Agent Jovano"
  • Rafael Loza
    Key Cast
    "Border Agent Libera"
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 12, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Black Magic Design
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Distribution Information
  • Self-Distributed, YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Luis R. Quintero

Writer, Director Luis Ramón Quintero is the founder of Foreshadowing Entertainment & co-founder of Ajuua Entertainment. His short film "Guiltless" received accolades on the festival circuit. In 2016 it was nominated for an Imagen Award in the Best Theatrical Short category by Norman Lear's Imagen Foundation. Previously Luis was a finalist of the NBC Universal Pictures Emerging Writer's Fellowship with his screenplay "Shadows of the Soul" in 2014.

Anne V. Coates, Academy Award winning editor, is among Luis' mentors. Other mentors include Academy Award nominated writer Susannah Grant, and director James Gunn. Luis has worked for Universal Pictures, Sony Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment. Additionally, he has collaborated with notable actors such as Ed Asner, Daniel Stern, Kaley Cuoco, Kevin Hart, Tina Huang, Harold Sylvester and Danny Trejo.

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Director Statement

There is a serious crisis happening at our borders. As a filmmaker my goal is to bring social consciousness through entertainment. I feel the best way to do so is by telling a neutral story through the eyes of the ones going through these hard times, the children.

MIRAGE is about hope. The hopes parents have for their children contrasted with the realities families now face on the border. It's about the hope of a child that her dreams come true. It’s about parents wanting the best for their children - wanting them to be confident as well as to have the strength and will to continue their journey. It aims to give hope to children who are crossing the border as well as to educate people about this humanitarian crisis.

I love to use subtext to spark conversations with the viewers in hopes of continuing a dialogue well after they view my work. MIRAGE’s images and story send a message to bring people together to solve this issue because we must take care of each other.