Tropical Disturbance

In 2017, Hurricane Irma looms over the Cuban capital of the U.S.: Hialeah, Florida.

Nereyda wants to prepare, but her senile husband, Jose, tends to wander off. There is more work to do than this family can handle in a story of domestic inequality between two Cuban exiles and their depressed veteran son. A triangle of unaddressed conflicts and unresolved history unravels in the suburbs of Hialeah, full of reckless motorists and an existential storm; Irma is coming. What will be left?

  • Daniel Lago
    Filmmaker
  • Nereyda Cuba-Vasquez
    Key Cast
    "Nereyda"
  • Jose Lago
    Key Cast
    "Jose"
  • Ronald Lago
    Key Cast
    "Ronald"
  • Andrew Gracia
    Grip
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Disturbio Tropical
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Latino
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (filterless monochrome)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
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