Shorts

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Nuevo Rico

USA, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico|2020|17min |Asian Premiere |

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Synopsis

In Nuevo Rico, a dystopian future version of Puerto Rico, we find a brother and sister who are both musicians. They steal a celestial secret, which suddenly makes them Reggaetón stars. Becoming musical superstars brings them wealth and fame, but they have to pay the price. Nuevo Rico is an animation full of colorful psychedelic visuals, with the astonishing energy of upbeat Reggaetón. It won the Best Animated Short at SXSW Film Festival. (Gina KANG)

Director

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Kristian MERCADO

Kristian Mercado is a Puerto Rican filmmaker living in Spanish Harlem. His music-driven short film Pa’lante(2018) won the 2019 SXSW Jury Award. His latest work was part of the Official Selection at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival with the Grammy-nominated music video ”Colors” by Black Pumas and Hannibal Buress’s comedy special “Miami Nights.” His short film Mariposa(2019) toured the 2020 film festivals with high acclaim. 

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