Redemption Drive

After decades of living a life of crime, is there such a thing as true redemption?

  • Manuel Saldaña
    Behind Closed Doors, CO-WORKERS
  • Manuel Saldaña
    Behind Closed Doors, CO-WORKERS
  • Manuel Saldaña
    Behind Closed Doors, CO-WORKERS
  • David Quiroz
    Key Cast
    "Pablo "Palo" Cruz"
  • Bryan Griffin
    Key Cast
    "Frank X"
  • Dante Savion
    Key Cast
    "Alphonse "Phonse" Valacci"
    Route 80
  • Tiffany Vinters
    Key Cast
  • Chris Bethune
    Key Cast
  • Adam LaFramboise
    Key Cast
    "Sergei Volkov"
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  • Runtime:
    39 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 17, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Best Shorts Competition
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    April 8, 2020
    Award of Recognition: Film Short
Director Biography - Manuel Saldaña

Manuel Saldaña was born and raised in Hartford, CT and as far back as he could remember, he always wanted to be a storyteller. In his younger days he would write and draw his own comic books full of character development and story lines so he's been writing stories for most of his life. His dad gave him a super VHS camera for his 6th grade graduation and the rest is history. He couldn't afford to go to film school so he ended up going to Manchester Community College where he got his degree in communication media, close enough right? He kept learning about film making online and in 2015 he got to intern on an actual film set. He then was able to finally shoot his first short film that same year. From there he has written, produced, directed, and edited 4 short films and has no plans of stopping as film making is his life's calling.

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Director Statement

I love the quote, "We don't make movies to make money, we make money to make movies." Though I don't quite have a way into the film industry just yet, that is not stopping me from making my own films. I've been writing creative stories since the 3rd grade, and I hope to share my stories with as many people around the world as I can. Thank you for checking out my films and I hope you were entertained!