Salvando al Soldado Pérez

Checking in with the star of Mexico's hit narco-comedy

The New Mexican Cinema movement may have calmed to a simmer in recent years, but the country’s presence on the international film scene is here to stay. At Los Angeles’ recent Hola México Festival, festival-goers were treated to a secret midnight screening of “Salvando al Soldado Pérez” (Private Pérez). The film follows Julian Pérez—surrounded by hired thugs, killers, and accomplices—on his quest to find his …

Machotaildrop

Skateboarding takes a magical realism turn in a new dark comedy currently on the film fest circuit

Written and directed by filmmaking team Corey Adams and Alex Craig, the new adventure comedy “Machotaildrop” tells a story positioning skateboarding not just as merely a trivial pastime of the young, but rather as a noble pursuit worthy of the highest cultural recognition. Winners of Fuel TV‘s two-year competition “The Fuel Experiment” for their short film “Harvey Spannos,” the duo used the one million in …