|Producers||Nicolás Celis, Jim Stark|
In a mountain town, where corn and poppies grow the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground to escape the threat of being stolen. Ana and her two best friends grow up together, affirming the bonds of their friendship and discovering what it means to be women in a rural town marked by violence. Their mothers train them to flee death, to escape those who turn them into slaves or ghosts. They create their own impenetrable universe, but one day one of the girls doesn’t make it to her hiding place in time.
About The Team
Tatiana Huezo (Director & Writer) Mexican-Salvadoran filmmaker Tatiana Huezo graduated from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica and has a Masters Degree in Documental de Creación from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra. She gained an international reputation with her first feature documentary, The Tiniest Place (2011). Her second documentary, Tempestad (2016) premiered at the 66th Berlinale in the Forum Section and went on to participate in 100 festivals. It was the Mexican entry for the Oscar and Goya awards in 2017, later receiving the nomination at the Goya Awards for best Iberoamerican film. Currently she is in post-production on Noche de Fuego, her first fiction film.
Nicolás Celis (Producer) Nicolás Celis is a Mexican producer and the founder of Pimienta Films, whose work includes impactful auteur driven projects like The Untamed, which secured Amat Escalante the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival in 2016 and international co-productions like Ciro Guerra’s Birds of Passage, which opened the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes 2018. Recently he produced Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, which received more than 200 awards including The Golden Lion in Venice, four BAFTAs, ten Ariel Awards, two Golden Globes and three Oscars. Nicolás is currently in post-production for Noche de Fuego, his third collaboration with director Tatiana Huezo. He is also developing Amat Escalante’s, Estado del Imperio, Jonás Cuarón’s Campeón Gabacho, and his first series, Perfect Monsters.
Jim Stark (Producer) Jim Stark is an independent American producer who has been involved in writing, developing, financing, producing, selling, distributing and marketing low budget fiction and documentary feature films since 1983. His films have won numerous prizes and been selected to premiere in such major festivals as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Sundance and Toronto.
Noche de Fuego is a Cinereach grantee.