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Border Stories

Film
Film
Language: 
English
Other languages or subtitles: 
Spanish
Production country: 
United States
Running time (In minutes): 
7´42"
Theme: 
Independent
Category/Format: 
Short films
Student film: 
Yes
Poster: 
Production year: 
October, 2007
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Florian Rene Wyss was born in Berne, Switzerland in 1974. He has worked as a High School teacher and made music in his free time. He studied Filmmaking in 2007 with Martin Albisetti (director of Photography for Border Stories), at the New York Film Academy in New York (1. Semester) & Los Angeles (2. Semester). In 2008 he made a music video for a Swiss Punk Rock Band and is presently running is the company Florian Wyss Media in Berne, Switzerland.

Film director: 
Florian Wyss
Producer: 
Andy Svensson
About the Producer: 
Andy Svensson was born in Sweden and grew up in Switzerland. He has Swiss & Swedish / EU citizenship and diplomas as Audiovisual Assistant (1996), in Management (1998) and Film & TV Producing (2007) at the New York Film Academy (Universal) in Hollywood, where he also had an internship at Maya Pictures. He had worked over 10 years as Video Operator for Consumer & Broadcast Video formats and is offering Video services From development, production, post production as well as duplication and publishing.
Screenplay: 
Florian Wyss
Editing: 
Florian Wyss
Film photographer: 
Martin Albisetti
Sound: 
Rob Bliss
Music: 
Louis Schornoz
Cast 1: 
Julio Dominguez as Hannibal
Cast 2: 
Paul Alayo as Manuel
Cast 3: 
Maurice Brooks as old man John
Cast 4: 
Liz Anne Keigley as Waitress Maggie
Cast 5: 
Neil Ruddy as Police Officer
Film synopsis: 
Every Year over 300'000 Latinos cross the US Border illegally through the desert from Mexico. In a group of many, Manuel & Hannibal are the only ones, who manage it this time. After running out of food and water, they finally find a lonely trailer, but also an old man with a stroke. They have to decide, if they want to get help and risking getting sent back to Mexico. A dramatic short story about dreams, goals, choices and friendship.
Budget
Budget Range: 
Under $10 000
Actual Budget: 
4600
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
16 mm
Format Ratio: 
Letterbox cropped
Film Sound: 
Other
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Video Type: 
DV NTSC
Number of reels: 
1
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Festival selections: 

2008 02 Lichtspielfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
2009 10 Yosemite Film Festival, (CA) Silver Sierra Award Studentfilm category
2009 10 Chashama Film Festival, New York, USA
2009 11 Boston Latino Film Festival, Boston, USA
2010 03 El Festival de Cine de Granada, Spain. Best Script Award
2010 04 Los Angeles Short Film Festival, USA preselected

Awards received: 
- Silver Sierra Award Studentfilm category Yosemite Int. Film Festival 2009, CA, USA - Best Screenplay Award El Festival de Cine de Granada, Spain.
Film distribution
Theatre: 
Open
TV: 
Open
Video: 
Open
International: 
Open
Internet: 
Open
Sales/distribution name: 
Andy Svensson
Address: 
Andy Svensson P.O. Box 646 CH-6341 Baar Switzerland
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Andy Svensson
publicity address: 
ASVE Films Andy Svensson P.O. Box 646 CH-6341 Baar Switzerland
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
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