El Gallo de Oro (The Golden Rooster)

A DOCUMENTARY
OF HOPE THROUGH LAUGHTER

A STORY OF HOPE THROUGH ACTION! "EL GALLO DE ORO” IS A FILM WHICH CHRONICLES THE JOURNEYS OF A MIDDLE-AGED GAY MAN PAYING TRIBUTE TO HIS MOTHER, WHO IS BATTLING CANCER. THROUGHOUT THE DOCUMENTARY, MICHAEL PIÑA RECALLS THE MANY CHALLENGES HE FACED IN HIS OWN LIFE, AND SHARES HIS COMPELLING WAY OF DEALING WITH THEM. WITH A FEW FRIENDS BY HIS SIDE, A CAMERA AND A VISION, PIÑA WILL FIND HIMSELF HAVING TO DIG DEEP AND TEST HIS LIMITS - PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY - AS HE EMBARKS ON A UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT KIND OF JOURNEY. A JOURNEY THAT CONSISTS OF "DOING IT" AND "NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT IT” - ULTIMATELY LEADING HIM TO A PLACE OF UNDERSTANDING WHERE ALL HE CAN DO IS LAUGH AT THE UNCERTAINTY, SMILE THROUGH THE TEARS AND KNOW THAT THINGS WORK OUT THE WAY THEY NEED TO. THIS IS "EL GALLO DE ORO."

  • Andi Lipo
    Director
  • Michael Pina
    Writer
  • Michael Pina
    Producer
  • Michael Pina
    Key Cast
  • Fernanez Tercero
    Key Cast
  • Erica Cardenas
    Key Cast
  • Alexis Fahlgren
    Key Cast
  • Jason Lam
    Key Cast
  • Moses Dungca
    Key Cast
  • Jessica Jordan
    Key Cast
  • Derek Zugix
    Key Cast
  • Brandon Madsen
    Key Cast
  • Michael A Pina
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    GAY, health, cancer, documentary, sports, athlete, pole dancing, boxing, parkore, free running, yoga, gymnastics, lucha libre, kettle bells
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico, United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    cannon eos
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • my true colors fil festival
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    June 26, 2016
    North American Premier
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    los angeles
    United States
    February 27, 2016
  • Web Series Festival Global Hollywood
    hollywood
    United States
    March 1, 2016
Director Biography - Andi Lipo

ANDI LIPO out of Los Angeles, California, and is devoted to diversifying the media landscape, one frame at a time.

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