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Rio Vista

Moving from small town America to the big city, Antonio finds himself with a decadent woman who shows him the splendor and pitfalls of the nightlife

  • Erik Sanchez
  • Russell Cady
  • Erik Sanchez
  • Erik Sanchez
  • Allex Adams
    Key Cast
    "Ms. Fatal"
  • Erik Sanchez
    Key Cast
    "Antonio Hero"
  • Russell Cady
    Key Cast
    "Man 1"
  • Jared Mitchell
    Key Cast
    "Man 2"
  • Tom Morrales
    Key Cast
    "Man 3"
  • Fernando Gomez
    Key Cast
    "Man 4"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    film noir
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 6, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Erik Sanchez

Erik Sanchez (Shoalwater Bay / Chinook / Apache) is a Shoalwater Bay Indian Artist. Raised between the Imperial Valley in Southern California and the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation on the Washington peninsula, he graduated from Everett Community College in 2018 with an Associates of Fine Arts in Photography and is currently a junior studying Cinematic and Performing Arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts

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Director Statement

Sanchez is a Santa Fe based filmmaker creating Indigenous narratives using comedy and magical realism to comment on contemporary society and the landscape around himself.
Sanchez uses satire to correct Native American archetypes while creating visual sovereignty to tell original stories. Themes include mysticism, social justice, poverty and climate change.