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Ashes of K

Megan (Christina Gohm), a young woman with delusional psychosis falls in love with an ex-cyber criminal, Hunter (Brent Bondy). She seeks to find out if her love is real or not. Hunter, has been offered a new job. But new job is being forced to work for a drug cartel. Hunter fights a cyber war in the darkest corners of the network surrounded by drug addicts and criminals. While Megan fights to find out if her love is real or not.

  • Juan Alejandro. de Armero Aguero
  • Juan Alejandro. de Armero Aguero
  • Juan Alejandro. de Armero Aguero
  • NOXTROM Film Studios and Digital Media
  • Emilio Carro
  • Haris Ibrahim
    Asistant Director
  • Brent Bondy
    Key Cast
  • Christina Gohm
    Key Cast
  • NIcole Gellman
    Key Cast
  • Shaun Mazoka
    Key Cast
  • Mike Lepera
    Key Cast
  • Ed Hooft
    Key Cast
  • Christina Vanier
    Key Cast
  • Jeremy Bouchard
    Key Cast
  • Shay Rachelle
    Key Cast
  • Mauro Primorac
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 45 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 27, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    4K / 24fps - Digital
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Director Biography - Juan Alejandro. de Armero Aguero

Name: Juan Alejandro de Armero Aguero

Filmmaker and Producer. Born in Cordoba, Veracruz. Mexico in April 17, 1965. Lives in Canada since 2001. Canadian Citizen (2006).

Grew up in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Obtained bachelor's degree in Electronic Systems Engineering at the Tec de Monterrey (ITESM) 1986.

Have been working in Information Technology and video productions.

Moved for work to Schenectady, NY - USA in 1999, then moved to Windsor, ON - Canada with his family in 2001. Now he lives in Scarborough, ON. Just short distance from Toronto.

Founded NOXTROM Digital Media. A company to provide media services such as live-streaming, local projects, video productions and films.

As film maker he has produced and released several video programs including "Depression: Coping Skills", "Mexico's Independence", co-produced with the Embassy of Mexico in Detroit. With the Latin American Resource Group from Compuware the short documentary on Compuware's "LARG diversity". In Windsor several shorts including "Art of Business and Business of Art" and "Alistair MacLeod Tribute", "Anyone, wake me up!" among others. He has produced countless live events, commercials and web-series. More information about Noxtrom can be found at the company's web sites .

"Ashes of K" is the debut feature film produced by Mr. de Armero, filmed entirely in Cinema 4K. with a tiny budget. Filmed in Detroit, MI USA and Windsor, ON Canada.

Mr. de Armero worked as IT Consultant for top world companies such as G.E. Power Systems in Schenectady,NY, General Motors in Detroit, MI, Chrysler, Auburn Hills, Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Credit in Dearborn, MI. Blue-Care-Network of Michigan and AnxBiz Solutions/OpenText in Southfield, MI. among other companies.

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Director Statement

This is my first feature film.

Written, Directed, Edited, FX Special Effects, Sound Mixing, Sound Design, almost half of Cinematography, Produced and Financed by me with a near zero budget. Using one camera and two lenses. My camera for this film was the Samsung NX-1. Shooting DCI 4K at 24fps 10 bits 4:2:0 using H.265 encoding. Lenses used: Samsung 45mm and a Samsung 16mm.

Sound track from Mike Haggith and the Din.

Actors provided their time, crew volunteer and I got money from my pocket for catering and produce this film.

Really hope you give your audience a chance to see a first time director, writer, editor and producer on his first no budget film.
It even looks like an independent film with some budget.

"Ashes of K" was filmed during Fall 2015 in Windsor, Canada and Detroit, Michigan.
Post-production finished late Fall of 2016.

From the screening at the Universal Film Festival the audience was captivated since the beginning. And the judges grant me the Best Producer Award, for the whole production being done without a budget resulting in seems to be a very well funded independent film.
It got honor mention for Original Story at the LA Film Awards (but didn't get screened).
At the Atlernative Film Festival in Toronto, both main characters got nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress. They didn't win the award, but is very rare that "two" main characters are nominated for a best actor and best actress award on the "same film".

Alex de Armero
(Juan Alejandro de Armero Aguero)