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During a brutal Winter storm, a bartender befriends a homeless man and brings him home for a warm meal and an ancient ritual.

    Más Allá del Mar (Beyond the Sea), The Cuban Hip-Hop Factory, Those I Left Behind
  • Lisandro Perez-Rey
    Más Allá del Mar (Beyond the Sea)
  • Laura Sweeney
    Mommy Mafia, Lost+ Found, The Mothership
  • Cynthia Barrera
    Mommy Mafia
  • Laura Sweeney
    Mommy Mafia
  • Lisandro Perez-Rey
    Key Cast
    Key Cast
  • Claudia Muniz
    Key Cast
  • Gabriela Rey
    Key Cast
  • Teresa Bolz
    Key Cast
  • Gabriel Sweeney-Gladen
    Key Cast
  • John Bolz
    Key Cast
  • Jon Carr
  • Beatrice Sniper
    Special Effects Makeup
  • Emily O'Connor
  • Katie-Jane Trosan
    Production Designer
  • Elvin Legros
    Assistant Director
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 24, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    RED 8K
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Director Biography - LISANDRO PEREZ-REY

Lisandro Perez-Rey is an award-winning writer and director with extensive experience in production, marketing, digital/social media content. He has worked for many TV brands most recently Nickelodeon and SYFY.

He has enjoyed a parallel career as an independent creator, producing and directing short films, pilots and documentaries. He was selected by the Miami Light Project as a Here & Now resident media artist in 2005 and again in 2006. He is also a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellow and a recipient of the prestigious Oscar B. Cintas Foundation Fellowship for artists of Cuban descent. His first feature-length film, Más Allá del Mar (Beyond the Sea) represents the most complete work to date on the infamous Mariel Boatlift of 1980. The film was named “Best Florida Film” at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and was broadcast on PBS channels nationally. His second documentary-- LA Fabri_K (The Cuban Hip Hop Factory) was filmed over the course of several months in Havana’s poor, outlying neighborhoods.
He lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY.

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Director Statement

"Solstice" takes place in the world of the urban fantasy novel I recently wrote: HOTEL NETHERLAND. While this short film is self-contained, it also represents the first installment of an ongoing series I'm developing. There are so many weird and magical tales about this enchanted apartment building I want to bring to life. But this frightening love story in articular felt like the perfect place to start. I'm fascinated with ancient mysteries and the ways they rear their head in the modern world to remind us of the unknowable.