Miguel and Johnny have a close relationship which they hide in front of others. They skate all day and sell blood in hospital emergency rooms. Trafficking blood is a way for them to earn money and keep skating without following other peoples’ rules. A drug cartel contacts them to supply the blood to his clandestine clinics. They accept, but the first deal does not go well. Miguel flees to Texas with the help of his parents and Johnny uses the event to end the relationship.
The idea is to make a male love story, in which emotions are contained, and the silence and actions have much more impact. In this film, I want to focus on people who engage in criminal activities whilst avoiding clichés, my criminals will not appear to be criminals despite their dirty appearance. They are common guys who are passionate about an extreme sport and what they want is to live in the present, as often happens with people who engage in crime.
Locarno International Film Festival 2015
Key festivals and awards
Donostia-San Sebastian International Film Festival 2015
Morelia International Film Festival 2015
FIPRESCI Prize, Baja International Film Festival 2015
Guerrerro Award, Morelia International Film Festival 2015
FIPRESCI Prize, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2015
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2015
Director: Julio Hernández Cordón
Producers: Interior 13 (México), Melindrosa Films (Guatemala)
German WCF partner: tbc
World sales: Latido Films (Spain)
Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in November 2013
Funding amount: 30.000 €