New Generation Award (2020)
PERSONAL WORK (New Generation Award)
"To be an American" - Willy Chavarria/K-Swiss/Chris Habana
Monarch Workshop NY
|Title of Piece:||"To be an American"|
|Brand:||Willy Chavarria/K-Swiss/Chris Habana|
|Production Company:||Monarch Workshop NY|
|Director(s) :||Marco Castro|
|Short Synopsis:||"To be an American" is about the optimistic point of view of Jeffrey and Michael, two teenage Hispanic protagonists whose families migrated to the USA to provide a better future for them.|
|Director of Photography:||Daniel Luis Ennab|
|Costume Design:||Willy Chavarria|
|Sound Design:||Léo Rosenberg|
|Individual Credits:||Marco Castro|
|Individual Credits:||Dimitrios Poppis|
|Individual Credits:||Willy Chavarria|
|Individual Credits:||Chris Habana|
|Individual Credits:||Jeffrey Mendoza|
|Individual Credits:||Michael Pico|
|Individual Credits:||Léo Rosenberg|
|Individual Credits:||Daniel Luis Ennab|
|Individual Credits:||Kraige Tobias|
|Notes for Judging:||With the current political climate and as an immigrant artist, I believe it is essential to share these compelling stories. I feel much personally related to them. We are living in a country where we still deal with racial injustice and where Hispanic protagonists are not usually the drivers of their own lives and destiny.
The film's locations are Latin American communities in New York and photographed handheld as if a close family member shot it.
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