División Del Norte began one night a few years ago, in Room 161 in South-Central Los Angeles' iconic Thomas Jefferson High School, as Steve Bachrach, Carmela Perez, Ceindy Mata, Abraham Osuna, Marlem Landa, and a few others were trading stories about people we knew and things we'd witnessed. Since then we've been working with local partners and amazing advisors at the Sundance Institute to bring these tales to the screen.
"Dogs & Tacos", our short film shot entirely in South L.A. and showing a typically hectic afternoon and evening in the life of high school student/big sister/taqueria employee Alma Pantaleon, is currently playing at festivals in the U.S. and abroad, and hopefully coming to a venue near you. Try to catch it and let us know what you thought!
Our next project is the action-packed feature-length version of Alma's story, "Pueblo Venenoso".
Great Experience at Lighthouse International Film Festival. Wonderful festival staff + events, location, audiences, projection/sound quality, etc... First-class all the way. Easy to see why this festival in on a steady ascendancy!!!