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"Where is Juan Moctezuma?" Documentary Teaser
The past ten years I have been obsessively searching for any information and “artifacts” I could find related to missing, legendary Mexican horror director, Juan F. Moctezuma II. The story goes that while filming his first US production under Roger Corman, Moctezuma stole all the footage and disappeared. To this day we have no idea what happened to him, or his movie, "Mil caminos tiene la muerte". Moctezuma inspired greats like del Toro, Rodriquez, Sam Raimi and more. I have found props, old photos, different copies and version of his films and more. I have travelled to the locations where his films were shot and his hometown. I have been restoring his film as best I can and they are finding a new audience in festivals but now the time has come to start the final chapter (I hope!) in this ten-year journey/obsession, and find the missing legend. My crew and I plan to travel to Mexico and begin our quest to find Moctezuma II and, if he is still alive, find out why he stopped making films and disappeared. Hopefully, he’s ready to make another film! #where.is.juan #mexicancinema http://twin9000.wix.com/juanmoctezumafansite
A dark supernatural romance about a man who vacations to a remote mountain cabin but work keeps hounding him. Encouraged by a mysterious portrait in the cabin he eventually loses himself in the bliss of the outdoors, and finally escapes work... forever. I teach a DYI Production 1 class where students film a short movie (3-5mins) at home using what ever resources they have. Focus is on clear story telling. This month I stayed in the Colorado Rockies. It is so beautiful I decided to do the assignment with the students.
Time Share Teaser
2021, "Time Share" is a comedy/sci-fi TV series about Jacqueline, an ambitious city woman. When her aunt Lilly passes Jacqueline inherits her bed & breakfast and is dragged back to her small home town of Galena, IL. Jacqueline only wants to return to her city life, but is forced to stay and run the bed & breakfast when she discovers it's part of a franchise company (Time Share) where people from the future vacation to our present through a time portal hidden inside the bed & breakfast.
Picking A Winner
2013, Red Camera **Directed by Nick Helfers** Screenplay and cinematography by, Alaric Rocha In this 90's style romantic comedy, Adam and Katie are soul mates from the instant they meet. However, Adam has a compulsive behavior that has haunted him his entire life and may destroy yet another relationship.
2012, Red Camera "Deadly Embrace" is a short film noir film about Robert, a man whose dreary life is shattered by the Argentine Tango and a dancer, Elena. Elena is a spicy strong woman who dances the tango and owns a dance hall with her jealous husband, Marcelino. Robert's passion for Elena and her life style are too much to heed her warning to 'STAY AWAY!' With his life in danger Robert must now choose between Elena and death or a life without her. NOTE: There is nudity and sexuality in this film.
A story about the hardest question to answer, “What do I say to her?” A nameless traveler takes a vacation to New York City. During this trip an unknown woman continually crosses his path. He curiously and enviously watches as other interact with her, he is curious, frustrated and attracted to her comforting beauty. He fantasies about being “the one” to really connect with her, but lacks the courage to say anything to her and misses his chances except for one bit of luck. Now he has a choice to make, the beauty of the fantasy or the fear of reality.
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