Synopsis: With the support of a Panavision Production Grant and a Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grant, "Mala," tells the story of Lucinda, a young migrant worker who tries to navigate a balance between her teenage independence and the demands of work on a farm.
"Mala" is a Spanish & English language, NYU graduate 18-minute thesis short film that had it's world premiere at Austin Film Festival. It also screened at the San Diego Latino Film Festival and the Sarasota Film Festival.
Directed by: Marly Hernández / Written by: Stephen Schuyler
Listen to the score by Ariel Marx, composed in a church with a live orchestra. Mixed by Matthew Kulewicz.
Watch our trailer:
(In order of appearance)
Lucinda - Lorena McGregor
Victoria/Sister - Nikki Mejia
Mami - Erika Flores
Carmen - Alondra Delgado
Owen - Jamie Tourigny
Eddie- Maynor Alvarado
Junior - Cesar Sebastian Obregon
Nate - Jackson Englund
Melanie - Amanda Graeff
Farm Manager - Taylor Mechlinski