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The Lost Mine

“The Lost Mine” is based on a true story about the life of Jacob Waltz. The story takes place in 1860, in the State of Arizona and is about “The Dutch Man”, an old miner and sole prospector who committed many crimes to keep his secret safe including murder. He spent more time protecting his mine than prospecting it. On his death bed before he died, he tried to clear his conscience to a young miner by the name of Dick Homes. Before giving him the map and directions to his gold mine he had one final last request. He asked for a sip of water from the canteen that Dick was holding an arm length away. He was denied this request as revenge took precedence for Dick Homes. He had a history with Jacob, and it is unknown as to who had the final revenge as he dies without disclosing the location of his mine.

  • Mauriel Morejon
  • Mauriel Morejon
  • Mauriel Morejon
  • Mike Benjamin
    Key Cast
    "Old Jacob "
    The Old Miner
  • Mauriel Morejon
    Key Cast
    "Young Jacob"
    Old Miner when Young
  • Zash Etter
    Key Cast
    "Nephew "
    Jacob Nephew
  • Fransico Teran
    Key Cast
    "Mexican 2"
    Big Mexican with Donkey
  • Jacob Lewis
    Key Cast
    "Dick Hormes "
    Miner on the Jacob's bed.
  • Mauricio Shields
    Key Cast
    "Mexican 3 "
    Mine labor
  • Oscar Samudio
    Key Cast
    "Mexican 1"
    Mine labor
  • Mauriel Morejon
    Music Soundtrack
    Music Composer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 16, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Screening at Alamos Drafthouse Cinema
    United States
    June 16, 2019
    North American Premier
Director Biography - Mauriel Morejon

Raised and born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, grow up as an art painter, his mother Nancy P Caldas, by 1993 he left the art school with out finish it, the country was passing a critical situation that by his age of 15 he decide to help his mother and sale his paintings, by 1998 he was successful art painter, in 1999 emigrate to USA as a Politico refuge, become a truck driver for 5 years and painting during weekends, by November 2005 become a full-time Muralist, with more than 7 Awards and condecorations in Arizona Estate, Utah and International Awards, Morejon throughout the decades he has worked with prestigious actors in prestigious projects yet never attained, also was contracted by Dione Warwick to do several art projects including one of her album cover ( Tropical Love ), he was always trying to catch the moments of the person interacting with others or people in action but not for him to act or become an actor, he just want it for him to paint, he hired different models to take motion pics or acting but he always thought that something was missing, always participate in several reenactments, and photo shootings, like Montana Custer Big Horn Battle, Picacho Park Pioneer, but it was not feeling well on Morejon ability of viewing the scenes the way he likes it, he thought that something more emotional was missing, and he was not in control of placing the people or light the way he perfectly wanted , always trying to get pics from a filming set, but it was never allow for him to take pictures due to a copyright, so he found no way to do this, but circumstances push the artist to create his own film, by using his knowledge of music composition, sketching the script and directing , he finally got to know that to create a film was so easy as painting a huge scale on the walls.

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Director Statement

Will Continue Creating Music as well as Cinematography as long as the inspiration take him to create an educational and respective images and feelings confined with the screen. Thanks