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German filmmaker, living in Mexico and in the USA

The Godfather´s Lover

Original Title (If different): 
El Amante del Padrino
Other languages or subtitles: 
Production country: 
Running time (In minutes): 
Latin American Films
Student film
Student film: 
El Amante del Padrino (poster)
Production year: 
September, 2009
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Sven Alexander HEINRICH (born in Kiel, Germany in 1969) works since age 21 in the film industry. He started as Camara PA in Germany (internship at ARRI Munich), then moved to Mexico in 1998, and since 2003 he lives in Mexico City and Los Angeles (internship at Panavision Woodland Hills). “The Godfather´s Lover” represents his thesis at the Center for Cinematographic Training (Bachelor of Fine Arts). He also graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Business Administration (Bachelor of Science).

Sven Heinrich is member of the German Society of Cinematographers.

Film director: 
Sven Heinrich
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
About the Producer: 
The Center for Cinematographic Training is a film college, located in Mexico City, Mexico. Among its founders were Luis Buñuel, and it is considered the place with the highest production of audiovisual material in Mexico, actually Martin Scorsese called it the best Latin American film school. Its current director is Henner Hofmann, ASC.
Sven Heinrich, Verónica Bujeiro, Karla Enríquez
Sven Heinrich, Roberto Bolado, Ana García, Luis Camacho
Film photographer: 
Sven Heinrich
Hafid Velasco, Enríque Rendón, Alonzo Rubio
Heinz Malcher, Alfredo Romero
Art Director: 
Oscar Méndez, Diego Huerta
Nora Rebollo, Bárbara Espinosa
Niels Heinrich
Cast 1: 
Eduardo Mendizabal
Cast 2: 
Iván Bronstein
Cast 3: 
Jorge Echeguren
Cast 4: 
Armando Ruelmont
Cast 5: 
Rubén Branco
Film synopsis: 
Edward gets involved with a sect, conducted by the “Godfather”, and he becomes his lover. After a shoot-out he ends up in prison without having committed any crime. During an interview, Edward has the chance to remember his life with the “Godfather”, who served as a Satería priest for the businessman Z and the prosecutor Don Juan.
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $10 000
Actual Budget: 
48,000 US$
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
35 mm
Format Ratio: 
Film Sound: 
Video master available ?: 
Video Type: 
DV Cam, MiniDV, digital HD
Number of reels: 
2 unified to 1 (2595 ft. = 790.9m)
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Festival selections: 

Lebu International Film Festival (Chile, 2010), Twin Rivers Media Festival (USA, 2010), Nevada City Film Festival (USA, 2010), Expresión en Corto Int´l Film Festival (Mexico, 2010), 4th River Film Festival (Italy, 2010), 33rd Big Muddy Film Festival (USA, 2011), Festival Mix (Mexico, 2011), 1000 Metros Bajo Tierra (Mexico, 2011), 8th Int´l Festival of Short Films and Film Schools El Espejo (Colombia, 2011), Cineseptiembre (Mexico, 2011) 


Awards received: 
<p> Award of Excellence (The Accolade Competition, USA, 2011)  </p>
Film reviews: 
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Film distribution
Sales/distribution name: 
Boris Miramontes
Calz. de Tlalpan 1670, Col. Country Club, Coyoacán, 04220 México, D.F., México
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Sven Heinrich
publicity address: 
c/o Calz. de Tlalpan 1670, Col. Country Club, Coyoacán, 04220, México, D.F., México
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
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