The Other Side

Vanessa is a trans girl who decides to run away from home to go with her boyfriend and cross together the border to reach the United States. They will live in their own flesh the fortunes and dangers of the desert that thousands of migrants have to face every day to get their dreams, to reach the other side.

  • Fernando Luna
  • Fernando Luna
  • Iván Vázquez
  • Leonardo Alonso
    Key Cast
  • Manuel Villegas
    Key Cast
  • Jeovanni Sánchez
    Key Cast
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    14 minutes 11 seconds
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    August 1, 2022
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  • Mexico City
    September 4, 2022
    Shorts Mexico 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Fernando Luna

I studied filmmaking in Mexico City. I was focused on writing and directing my own scripts, Big Fish (2019), my first short film was officially selected at different festivals in Mexico (Miradas Locales, MICMX INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, FICLAPAZ, 2019) and abroad (International Anti-Corruption Film Festival RIFAC, Tunisia)
The Other Side (2022), my second short film, won the Around Cinema “Finish your short” award and premiered at SHORTS MÉXICO 2022.
In 2023 I co-wrote and co-directed my third short film Dancing is the Most Difficult, which is currently in post-production.
Founder and director of the Axapusco International Film Festival, a community film project that I developed in my hometown, which is in its fifth edition.
Now in Canada to improve my filmmaking skills and learn about the filmmaking community.

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Director Statement

I believe in stories that try to portrait reality. Art becomes meaningful when you find the way to relate it with your everyday.