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A Story of Migration


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A Story of Migration


Narrative Feature Drama - USA- Production: January 2019

 Mendel, a Mexican biologist living in New York during heightened racial and political tensions, copes with the loss of his younger brother and explores his immigrant identity by turning to the organism he studies: the monarch butterfly.

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The ButteRfly Trilogy


The ButteRfly Trilogy


Three stories of individuals who transform into butterflies motivated by decisive identity crises.

As part of the pre-production, we directed and produced a series made up of three short films: Mi Hermano (My Brother), La Que SueƱa (She Who Dreams), and Los Mimos Monarcas (The Monarch Mimes). These were shot in 2017 in Michoacan and New York City and capture key themes, style and tone that make up the feature Son of Monarchs.

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MY BROTHER

A boy learns about the meaning of death from his grandmother when the butterflies carrying the souls of the dead arrive to his hometown in Michoacan, Mexico.

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SHE WHO DREAMS

A young Mexican biologist discusses the reasons for her transformation...into a Monarch butterfly.

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THE MONARCH MIMES

After the death of her partner and the rest of the migrating butterflies, the last monarch survivor has one last message to tell humanity.