White Rose Petals

In a surreal dream, a young Yosselin comes home from school to discover that her mother, Doralis, is selling her as a bride to a businessman in the capital of the Dominican Republic.
In this dream sequence, Yosselin goes through trials and tribulations that make her question the consequences that could change her life forever.

  • Cesar Ernesto Garcia
  • Cesar Ernesto Garcia
  • Cesar Ernesto Garcia
  • Jenny Rodriguez
  • Naiole Burgos Mejia
    Key Cast
    "Yosselin "
  • Eduardo Rosario Perez
    Key Cast
    "Valerio "
  • Elsa Garcia
    Key Cast
    "Doralis "
  • Paul Estevez Montez
    Director of Photography
  • Samuel Caraballo
    Camera Assistant
  • Juan Germa De La Cruz
    Assistant Director
  • Ray Medrano
    Color Correction and Co-Editor
  • Maria Garabito
    Sound Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Petalos De Rosa Blanca
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 28, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Dominican Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Dominican Republic
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, VHS
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Bronx Community College
Director Biography - Cesar Ernesto Garcia

Born in Harlem, raised in the Bronx of New York, Cesar Ernesto Garcia is an Independent multimedia artist whose parents immigrated from the Dominican Republic.
His work consists of photographs, videography, sound and visual art in many different places and contexts.
With background training and self taught experience, Cesar thrives in hopes of accomplishing his dreams of becoming an Independent Filmmaker/Director.

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Director Statement

Growing up, my mother used to take me and my siblings to the Dominican Republic a lot to visit my family that could never cross the border. The feeling of being with my true genetic family made me feel like there was always a home to go back to. I decided to write all of my experiences and interactions during the prime of High School and began to realize I need to put these stories together and make films. Ever since I put two and two together, I have not been able to let go of my pen and paper. Writing films and adapting to the vision has forever changed my life. I am grateful to be able to create and meet individuals who are just as hungry to create and be true to themselves.