SHORT FILM, 2016
Director: Juan Martínez Vera
Producer: Diego Nájera, Tim Hautekiet
Cast: Gabriel Tarantini, Carlos Montilla, Ileanna Simancas
Inspired by the student protests that shook Venezuela in 2014, SPARK tells the story of Oscar, a 19-year old Venezuelan student who is detained after helping organize a protest against the violence in his country. Experiencing a media and Internet shut down, Oscar’s mother, Mariana and his friend, Alma use a Bluetooth-based software called SPARK to create a campaign that pressures their government to find Oscar.
Produced with the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Grant and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
BAFTA US Student Film Award – Nominated