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.
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.
OSCAR RODRIGUEZ GORRIZ | Writer, Director
NAJEEB KHUDA | Producer
MIGUEL VALDEZ-LOPEZ | Writer
KARINA SILVA | Cinematographer
ELETTRA CANOVI | Producer
BE FLORES | Sound Designer, Composer
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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.
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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"
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Long Island International Film Expo
Boston Latino Film Festival
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
Monterrey International Film Festival
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New York City Chain Film Festival
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New FilmMakers Los Angeles
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London Indie Film Festival
Los Angeles CineFest
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Construir Cine - Argentina
Festival Internacional De Cine Bajo La Luna - Islantilla
Festival y Muestra Internacional de cortometrajes Corto Creativo UDCI
Kinosema International Film Festival
Sandwich Cine Club
Mostra de Curtas Noia
Author's International Film Festival
Canada Shorts - Finalist Award
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