THE WINGWALKER

Mexico / 2024 / 117 min / English + Spanish with English subtitles / Thriller

A young widower is deported as his daughter is scheduled for a heart transplant; this will lead him to orchestrate the boldest border crossing plan in history. 

DIRECTOR: Alonso Alvarez-Barreda was born in México city and raised in the small town of Tampico, on the eastern coast of Mexico. Despite his father’s best efforts, he chose to forgo a career as a professional ping-pong player to pursue his passion for filmmaking.

Mentored by Alejandro Monteverde, Alvarez-Barreda directed his first short, Historia de un Letrero. The entire project was shot in Tampico on a $50 budget using borrowed equipment and his friends as actors. in 2008, it won the Best Short Film Award at Cannes Film Festival.

Alvarez-Barreda’s third short, Crescendo, is an 18th century period piece entirely in German and tells the story of the birth of Beethoven. The project was produced by Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim. It screened in over 30 international film festivals including Telluride and New York and was a finalist for the 2013 Oscars®. The short also landed him the Best Director award at the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival and nominations for Best Writing and Best Film.

Contact: aabfilms@gmail.com

Special Guest: Alonso Alvarez-Barreda

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CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S): Alonso Alvarez-Barreda
SCREENWRITER(S): Alonso Alvarez-Barreda, Max Arciniega
PRODUCER(S): Alonso Alvarez-Barreda, Alejandro Monteverde, Francisco Cordero, Eduardo Monteverde, Ricardo Coeto, Omar Chaparro, Max Arciniega
CAST: Omar Chaparro, Will Rothhaar, Hector Jimenez, Max Arciniega, Jesus Ochoa, Leslie Garza, Gustavo Sanchez Parra, Al Coronel, Ramses Jimenez, Cesar Ramo

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