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ABOUT THE FILM

 

Doris is an undocumented Mexican housemaid working for a spoiled family, where she works hard to satisfy their every whim in exchange for their support with her green card application. When the family leaves for the holidays, Doris is left in charge of the embittered and bigoted grandfather.

STORY

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DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

I have been living in Los Angeles for a few years now and have heard many enlightening immigration stories - one of these stories even came from the family that took me in when I just arrived. After seeing the struggle undocumented immigrants go through, I felt the need to make a film about that.

 

I didn’t want to tell a story where I victimize the undocumented people. I didn’t want to make a film where audiences feel depressed about it. I didn’t want to make a melodrama. I strongly believe that there is nothing more powerful than presenting reality as it is; and life itself is a drama and a comedy at the same time.

 

This American/Mexican joint production was made thanks to the incredible support of all our cast and crew. We are very gratefull for the strong encouragement we received from within our filmmaking community. We hope that DORIS make people think and talk about this heartbraking immigration issue and at the same time deliver a narrative about friendship  that they can all enjoy.

 

FILMMAKERS

OSCAR RODRIGUEZ GORRIZ Writer, Director

 

NAJEEB KHUDA Producer

 

MIGUEL VALDEZ-LOPEZ Writer

 

KARINA SILVA  Cinematographer

 

ELETTRA CANOVI Producer

 

BE FLORES Sound Designer, Composer

 

 

CAST

LIDIA PORTO

 

FRED OCHS

JOSH CANFIELD

STEPHANIE SNOW

PERI KOLODZIEJ

 

PRESS

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A new short film, "Doris" tackles social issues while still maintaining a light, palatable tone.

Watch “Doris” at the Boston Latino Film Festival.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles exhibe los trabajos de cineastas latinos emergentes.

New directors, new hope.

FESTIVALS

Viva Latino Film Festival - Winner "Best Comedy Short"

Marina Del Rey Film Festival - Winner "Best Comedy Short"

Festival internacional de Cine Social Castilla-La Mancha - Premio a la Interpretación Femenina (Winner Best Female Performance)

Official Latino Short Film Festival - Nominted for "Best Actress" and "Best Short"

Festival Sayulita - Winner "Best Short FIlm"

 

DC Shorts

Bay Street Film Festival

Long Island International Film Expo

 

Boston Latino Film Festival

Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

Monterrey International Film Festival

Santa Cruz Film Festival

New York City Chain Film Festival

Catalina Film Festival

New FilmMakers Los Angeles

Sacramento Film & Music Festival

Benicia Film Festival

El Dorado Film Festival

 

Hollywood Sky Film Festival

 

London Indie Film Festival

 

Los Angeles CineFest

24 Risas x Segundo

Tlanchana Fest

Construir Cine - Argentina

Festival Internacional De Cine Bajo La Luna - Islantilla

Festival y Muestra Internacional de cortometrajes Corto Creativo UDCI

Kinosema International Film Festival

UniFilmFest

Sandwich Cine Club

 

Mostra de Curtas Noia

Author's International Film Festival

Allucinema Fest 

 

Canada Shorts - Finalist Award

 

Festival Internacional del Cortometraje FIC - Special Mention "Foreing Fiction"

Erie International Film Festival

Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Pilas en Corto

Tally Shorts Film Festival

Mexico International Film Festival - Finalist Winner

Roswell Film Festival

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