Pensando demasiado

A bank teller greets a customer who over-analyzes and over-thinks everything. She responds to her obsessive client by following all the bank protocols, but in the end, nothing is as it seems. Who will get the final word? Note: This is a Spanish language film. Winner at the Andromeda Film Festival - Istanbul, Turkey

  • R. Christian Anderson
    Director
    "Defcon 2012", "The Ghosts of San Francisco","Manhattan Montage", "Tea and Destiny"
  • Grover James Taylor
    Producer
    "When the World Came to San Francisco", "Old Hollywood"
  • Angel Gabriel
    Cast
    "The Ruminator", "When Men Were Men", "Midway", "Elijah Leighty's Waste"
  • Estrellita Santos
    Cast
    "Behind the Candelabra", "Free a Man to Fight"
  • R. Christian Anderson
    Screenplay
    Based on the "The Ruminator" by John Robert McGie
  • Phillipe Beaumont
    Production Designer
  • R. Christian Anderson
    Animation
    Credited as "Alexander Larkin"
  • Clifton Steiner
    Film Editor
  • Marcella Laureana Salgado-Felix Santos
    Dedicated to the memory of
    (1885-1958)
  • R. Christian Anderson
    Poster Design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Pensando demasiado
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Spanish Language, Spanish, Short, Animation, Experimental, LGBTQ
  • Runtime:
    50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 14, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Andromeda Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    October 20, 2021
    Eastern Hemisphere Premiere
    Official Selection
  • #AM Latino Film Festival
    Rockville, Maryland
    United States
    June 1, 2021
    Western Hemisphere Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Telegraph Landing Productions
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - R. Christian Anderson

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Hollywood, his passion for motion pictures came at an early age. His mother, Estrellita (who was born in Puerto Rico), was a radio personality for station KMPC in Hollywood, California. Christian was performing on live radio in commercials by the age of 3 on her show "BOLERO TIME.".

At the age of 9, his mother married Raymond D. Bowman, a jazz and classical music impresario and noted music critic who taught and encouraged Christian to write. At age 12 he met legendary dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis, who encouraged his love of art and shared her life and career with him.

In 1969 Christian volunteered to serve in the United States Air Force where he was trained as an illustrator and worked on military training films with the Aerospace Audiovisual Service (MAC), and worked with one of the first units to produce films on videotape, rather than film stock. He received an Honorable Discharge for his service.

By 1973 he moved to San Francisco where he freelanced as a graphic designer, creating numerous posters, brochures, print ads, and collateral materials over the next couple of decades.

He directed his first feature-length film "Defcon 2012" in 2008. In 2015 he co-wrote the song "The Ghosts of San Francisco," sung by Chris Clark for the film "When the World Came to San Francisco", which he also wrote and directed. The music video of which won the "Mixed Genre Jazz Film Award" at the "New York Jazz Film Festival" in Harlem in November 2016.

Today he is married and lives in Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) where he continues to write, compose, and direct films. He is a member of ASCAP.

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Director Statement

A FILM WITH DIVERSITY: Our lead voice actor, Angel Gabriel, and Estrellita Santos, a retired radio announcer are both Latin Americans. The stage monologue on which the screenplay is based was written by John Robert McGie, who is a Canadian.