USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT
WRITERS: Roberto Saieh, Denisse Pfeiffer, Star Victoria
DIR: Star Victoria
PRODS: Samuel Skeen, Abigail Overstreet, Star Victoria
CAST: Laura Vallejo, Miguel Izaguirre, Lydia Martinez, Maxim Alexander
Lucia crosses the Suchiate river with her daughter Carmen into Mexico, heading for the U.S. border. While traveling, she meets Matias, an offhanded father, making the trek with his son, Nicolas. They will work together through challenges, and endure the rising tides of hopelessness, to make it safely to the border, but when the harsh realities of La Ruta De La Muerte (The Route of Death) push them to a breaking point, their survival instincts kick in, forcing them to make unimaginable choices. Together, they will sacrifice everything they hold close to their hearts, in order to reach the United States.