Screenplay by Ricardo Del Rio
based on a Book by Immaculee Ilibagiza & Steve Erwin.
“…Love is all I’ve got left.”
Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide.
Immaculee’s family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them.
It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Immaculee faced her fear of death and forged a profound faith. She emerged from her bathroom hideout having discovered the meaning of truly unconditional love—a love so strong she was able seek out and forgive her family’s killers.
The triumphant story of this remarkable young woman’s journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire us all, in particular anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss.
Trip and Script by Marcelo & Ricardo Del Rio
You can check out any time you like, but you just can never leave…
Lured by fortune and fame a band of ex-convicts enters a music festival set in a Mexican ghost town, this will be the gig for their lives.
A group of four ex-convicts decide to live together to save the little money each one earns from their pathetic jobs. Their disfunctional new “family” is about to break up before it starts. Full in debt and about to be evicted, they realize that their only way out is to take part in a misterious music contest set in San Juditas, a Mexican Ghost town. They decide to impersonate “Los Santos”, an obscure Rock Band that had rented rooms in their house, but misteriously dissappeared six months before, leaving their instruments and a huge amount of hidden drugs behind.
Meanwhile, the original members of Los Santos are being tortured in a sacrificial manner in San Juditas, B.C. One of them escapes and gets to cross the border. When he is about to get home to pick up his things, a couple of secret police men grab him and take him away and back.
The band tries to find Sergio, the fifth ex convict, a repented would be assasin, who seriously writes awful poetry and lived once in San Juditas, to convince him to get them there. Sergio refuses, he will never go back to the kind of life he tries to escape from. Brian, the only professional musician and leader of the band, convinces him with the promise that one of his poems is good enough to make a song out of it. Sergio lost his love there and that would be the perfect excuse to get her back, but warns them that they may never come back. The band will go for the prize.
Once in San Juditas, Tim, starts to notice strange events. His sister Ana and Pinky, a huge gay afro american who believes in destiny and true love, try to convince him it is just his imagination playing games on him. The people of the town could not be friendlier, although they are strange and their outfits extravagant. The outsiders look dangerous, though, they are agressive and coarse, drug traffickers surely, but nothing to worry if they avoid interacting with them. The band is tense so Brian stops the practice and invites all to the Cantina for drinks. Brian and Tim are always fighting about Ana. Tim does not want an ex-con to pretend his sister and Brian is in love. They get into a fight but Sergio’s ex partner stops it and is about to discover them.
At the same time, an ancient Aztec ritual to sacrifice the cartel boss takes place. The band doesn’t knows that whoever wins the contest will be sacrificed as well… And they win.
Screenplay by Marcelo & Ricardo Del Rio
Based on a Story by Marcelo Del Rio Haza
“Only your death will reveal your truth”
A cartel Capo teams up with a famous journalist to avenge against the system that betrayed them as he tries to escape with a small orphan who wants to follow in his footsteps.
Carlos Guerrero learns the ways of the “Corporation”.
After witnessing the kidnap and murder of a Politician’s wife, Carlos is ordered to execute her young son. If he completes his task, there is no way back. Carlos disappears with the kid and no one ever sees him again. Now Carlos has to kill the Politician whom he admires; his boss suspects he will stop the war on drugs before it starts and this would be against their interests.
Carlos does what he has to do, with a clean shot to the heart, he kills him and his lover, a young latina girl. Jonatan, his mentor, advises him never to shoot that way again, they can be tracked as a trademark. On their way out, they hear an infant cry. Carlos is ordered to kill the baby but he refuses and saves the infant instead and asks his partner to keep the secret. Now Carlos owes him and this kind of favors may cost him both their lives: When that child grows up, he will get his revenge.
30 years have passed, Carlos is a powerful Capo and Jonatan is now his second in command. Apparently, Carlos has no family. He knows the implications of having one… but he is fond of his partner’s family. While they watch a political interview a day before elections, his mentor implies that something has to be done about Karen Ferrer. She is a famous and incorruptible journalist in Mexico… she is still their worst enemy. Carlos refuses and no one in the organization understands why. Carlos suspects a conspiration against him while Karen interviews her old friend, now candidate… She hurts his campaign and spoils her last powerful friendship not knowing how much she would need one soon.
During election day, Carlos finds out he is marked to die and his death will be manipulated to legitimize the next governor. He contacts Karen to arrange for an interview where he will display proof of the corrupted system while he tries to escape. She refuses until she finds out that her family is under the cartel surveilance and only Carlos can help… But first, Carlos has to settle accounts with those who betrayed him; he does and they ask for a clean death. He kills them instead in the same fashion they made him kill the politician. He is not prepared to uncover his identity yet.
Carlos changes appearance and goes into a church where he meets a kid who tries to steal money from the church box. As he wrestles with him, the kid recognizes who he is. He wants to be a “The King of Hearts” like him when he grows up. Carlos finally scrams him away, but when he is asked for alms, he notices the kid took his gun and stole his money. The kid is a fugitive himself. He is running away from his father who exploits him and now wants to kill him.
Carlos starts looking for him while trying to hide from his own people. In the meantime, Karen discovers that one of her many enemies is going to kidnap her family. Karen and Carlos, the worse enemies, become natural alies and will make a run, each on their own, to discover who they really are, what principles are they willing to sacrifice to deserve a honorable death and to tell the truth to destroy the system, even if that means to die.
Screenplay by Ricardo Del Rio based on a Story by Marcelo and Ricardo Del Rio
Dare to peek into the other side.
To face her worst fears, a Woman journeys back to her past, only to awake a sinister dread patiently waiting for her to return.
Shattering what seems to be a perfect life in uptown California, Psychiatrist Monica Dreser is forced to travel back to Puerto Vallarta, the town she grew in and where her wealthy, absorbing mother killed herself.
Upon her arrival, Monica learns that her mother could’ve been murdered and that the only witness, now the main suspect, is her mother’s maid. But the Maid is in shock, lost in a deep schezofrenic crisis and a terrible phobia to mirrors. To discover the truth underneath her mother’s death, Monica will have to dig into the Maid’s strange mind and her own distant and long forgotten past to uncover the dark secrets that her mother took to her grave and that lie beyond the mirror.