Coworkers, Rosa and Raul always share their lunch breaks together, which always includes Rosa’s homemade dishes and an avocado from Raul’s tree. With hopes of companionship and possibly of love, Raul finally gets the courage to ask Rosa out on a date. International Title The Avocado Year of production 2018 Length 11 min Country USA Camera Red Helium Format1:1.85 Sound 5.1 Dialogue Spanish, English
DirectorDarwin Serink Producers Darwin Serink, Misael Vargas Production Rude Truth Films Writer Darwin Serink Cinematographer Jon Keng Production Manager Jessica Gaston Assistant Director Jessica Gonzales Editor/Colorist Andrew Hogg Sound Design Peter Bawiec Sound Recordist Marcos Castro Costume Design Krissie Torgerson Key Cast Toneey Acevedo , Tina D’Marco , Blanca Guerrero, Shawn Cahill , Jason Catron , Tess Niedermeyer, Johnny Smith, Laura Rosales Festival Selections Dances With Films 2018, USA - World Premiere Atlanta Shortsfest 2018, USA - Best Short Film and Best Actor Award DC Shorts Film Festival 2018, USA Marfa Film Festival 2018, USA Edmonton International Film Festival 2018, Canada Flyway Film Festival 2018, USA
Director Statement El Aguacate was inspired by the racist, nationalist views the current US government holds toward undocumented people living in my country. Being a first generation immigrant myself, I felt compelled to tell a story that involves an individual who is undocumented. I wanted to tell a story from that person’s perspective and how one’s life can completely change in an instant just because of citizenship status. It’s remarkable to me the level of ignorance and blatant racist views currently held in the United States. This film is intended to bring some humanity to undocumented people currently living in my country.