La Americanita was Erin's graduate
student thesis film for San Francisco State University. It was a semi-finalist for the $10,000
Angelus Film Award, won Best
Short Film at the Made in Miami Film Festival
and Best Short Film at the Cinequest Film Festival.
Her prior film, April in the Morning, was nominated for
Kodak Award and was the showcase piece in her application for the $25,000 Jacob
K. Javits Fellowship (which she was awarded twice).
Her feature length script, La Americanita, was a two time semi-finalist for the Feature Film Program at the
Sundance Institute and an official selection for the NALIP Producer's Academy.
Pablo Proenza 's short film, ViDi (which he wrote, directed
and edited) was described by Peter
Keough of the Boston Phoenix as "a masterpiece" and the work
of someone who shows " intimations of genius." Pablo was also
nominated for the Eastman Kodak Award for his work as Director of Photography on the film April in the Morning, and his feature script Incommunicado was a semi-finalist for the Sundance Institute. He directed the feature length thriller Dark Mirror, which was acquired by IFC Films and is currently the #1 all-time top selling film for IFC On Demand.
For more information, please visit: www.pabloproenza.com
||Director of Photography:
Douglas Glover has worked as the Director of Photography and/or Camera
Operator on 35mm feature films, such as Desert Hearts, Storm
in the Afternoon and Twelve, the award-winnning 16mm short
film White Rabbits (Winner 1996 Edinburgh Film Festival: Best
Student Short) and an award-winning 35mm Nike spec commercial
(Winner 1998 AICP Award: Best Student Commercial).
For his work on The Road Home, he recently won the Best Feature Cinematography Award at the 2002 New York International Independent Film Festival. He was the recipient, early in his career, of a camera fellowship with Steven Poster, A.S.C. and subsequently worked as an AC for the likes of Haskell Wexler, A.S.C., Caleb Deschanel, A.S.C., and Tami Reiker. He has since shot a variety of feature films, music videos, commercials and documentaries. He is currently scheduled to shoot an independent feature on Hi-Def in Saint Louis.
Deron Tse has worked as a gaffer on shorts, features, music videos
and commercials. For his credits, visit lightingboy
. In between gaffing gigs, he works as an electric and sometime grip
on films such as Finn Taylor's 35mm feature Cherish, Adam
Goldberg's Anamorphic 35mm feature I Love Your Work and the
comedies Nora's Hair Salon and Fronterz. The latter
two films are some of the first features to be shot on the new Panasonic
24p miniDV camera.
Chris Cooke-Venot has worked extensively as an AC, Art Director
and Location Scout on a variety of commercials and independent film
shoots and as the 1st AD on the 35mm feature Rude, Wild and Irresponsible.
Roger Martin has directed short films and worked as both a DJ and
a sound mixer for several years.
Andrea Proenza has worked as stage manager, director and producer
of various plays at the Whittman Theatre.
Lori S. Wyman, C.S.A.
Lori Wyman has worked in South Florida as a casting director for
over fifteen years. She has cast over twenty television series,
including 21 Jump Street, Maximum Bob, and the HBO original film
Havana Nocturne - The Arturo Sandoval Story, starring Andy Garcia.
Ms. Wyman's list of film casting credits includes Revenge of the
Nerds, Wild Things, Analyze This, and Big Trouble, starring Tim
Juan Carlos Mendizabal
Juan Carlos Mendizabal has been a composer, musician, producer and
general manager for Black
Note Music; composer, performer and arranger for Twilight Dreams
Music; a member of El Salvador National Symphony Orchestra; composed
chamber and symphonic pieces (Trio, Canto
Para Ser Perseguido, La Milonga del Fusilado); designed
web sites (Sukay World Music);
was the composer of an electronic score for the multimedia dance
theater production Thistle; composed background music for
Sun Microsystems - Netra CD-ROM; sang in El Coro Hispano de San
Francisco (Hispanic Choir of San Francisco); trained and taught
part of a community outreach group in El Salvador a legendary folk
band (Los Torogoces) and a new fusion band (Los Del Oficio)
and was the founder and performing band member
of the Salvadorean folk group Atonatl.
Deltrice Thorner and her producer Andre Rivers provided the song
"She's That Deal" for the music video scene of the movie.
Nick Towle provided the video "Blush" for the music video scene
of the movie.
Donny Herran has worked as a still photographer for years and currently
works as a TV producer for Nickelodeon.
Todd Bearden, Paskal Lighting
Steve Platt, Blue Sky Restaurant
Jenny Monje, Jenny Monje Realty
Britta Sjogren, San Francisco State University
Bill Nichols, San Francisco State University
|| Technical Assistant:
Lisandro Perez Rey
Lisandro Perez Rey is a recipient of the $10,000 Oscar
B. Cintas Fellowship as well as a grant from the Ford
Foundation. He has been working as a producer for several years
at Sky Latin America as well as creating his own documentary films
(such as Gato, Reunión familial and most recently, a
film about the Mariel boatlift called Más Allá del
Mar which won Best Feature
Documentary at the Made in Miami Film Festival).
Pachakara has experience as an AD, AC, boom op and PA.
Kump has worked as a boom op and PA.
Ordonez is a Film and Still Photography major at UM.
Carlos Agudelo is a computer programmer & loves film.
Brandon Cuicchi is a Film
major at UM.
is a musician and artist currently living in Italy.
|| Make-up Artist for the Beach Scene:
Debra Hurd has been working as a successful make-up
artist in Miami for over twelve years, providing professional services
for a wide variety of commercials, films, TV shows
and news shoots (Goodman/Brown Productions, Spice Girls toys, BBC/Discovery,
Nickelodean, VH1, Miami Herald).
Hair Coloring: Anthony Gonzalez
Fashion Magazine still photographer: Jason
Fashion Magazine make-up artist: Stephanie De Yo
Art Director / Wardrobe / Editor
of the film:
Additional Dialog Recording:
Gustavo Acosta & Mario Diaz
Gustavo Acosta has worked extensively as a Cinematographer,
AC and in many other capacities and Mario Diaz has also worked in
many different aspects of film/video production.
Both are based in Miami, Florida.
Steve Salani of Forte
Steve Salani does post-production sound for both film and music
in his Forte Music studio in Santa Monica, California.
Film Lab: FotoKem
Colour Timer: Walt Rose
Negative Cutter: Joy Rencher, JR Post
Subtitles: Chuck, Nick Vasu Titles
Optical Track: NT Audio