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Tu Ausencia

Andres grew up in a small family surrounded by alcoholism and terror, which caused him to follow the same patterns as his alcoholic father to evade reality at a young age. After his father's disappearance, he separates himself from the family terror, but unfortunately not from the alcohol. The death of his mother when he is just 20 years of age sinks him further into severe alcoholism. Four years later, his alcoholism causes extreme damage to his liver, and now he has to decide whether to change the toxic lifestyle he has grown accustomed to or continue drinking and die...

'Tu Ausencia' is an award-winning short film, that has been featured in major publications such as Telemundo and El Diario (El Paso & Juarez).

The film is set in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, a border town with nearly 2 million inhabitants.

  • Adrian Moran
  • Adrian Moran
  • Jacob N Stuart, Claudia Grado Baylon
  • Ricardo Sotelo
    Key Cast
    "Andres "
  • Arcelia Soto
    Key Cast
    "Andre’s Mother"
  • Javier Armendariz
    Key Cast
    "Andre’s Father "
  • Blanca Ríos
    Key Cast
    "Doña Mary"
  • Rodolfo Rodoberti
    Key Cast
    "Doctor "
  • Marco Hernández
    Key Cast
    "Towel Guy "
  • Ruben Torres
    Key Cast
    "Don Chicho "
  • Jaziel Coronado
    Key Cast
    "Andres as Kid "
  • Humberto Medellin
    Key Cast
    "Andres neighbor "
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    15 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 9, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
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Director Biography - Adrian Moran

Director, Writer: Adrian Moran is a filmmaker from El Paso, Texas, border to Juarez, Mexico, who has lived most of his life in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua. He studied film production at El Paso community college. His most recent work was a short film called RIGO which was official selection on 4 international film festivals. He's one of the main lead's in the highly anticipated upcoming border films, De Gringo A La Tumba. For more on Adrian:

Producer, Jacob N. Stuart. Jacob is an award-winning, produced screenwriter/producer, who's film have aired in over 60+ film festivals. His films have been released on VOD and traditionally through blue-ray/dvd. He is the Founder of Screenwriting Staffing [], an online screenwriting community that connects writers/scripts with top entertainment pros and buyers. He holds a film/TV entertainment degree from The Los Angeles Film School. For more on Jacob:; Jacob splits his time between Southeastern Ohio and West Texas.

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Director Statement

Bringing light to border towns' and beyond.