THE OTHER FAMILY (2011)

SYNOPSIS

When 8 year old Hendrix is abandoned by his drug-addict mother, Nina, he is placed in the temporary care of Jean Paul and Chema, a recently married gay couple, while Nina is forced into rehab.

When Nina escapes rehab and tries to get Hendrix back her drug dealer lover conspires to sell Hendrix to a wealthy heterosexual couple mourning the death of their baby. Hendrix is placed in an orphanage while the “adults” bicker over which of them makes the best home for the boy.

Faced with the prejudices of modern day Mexico, only love could shed light on the fact that although you cantchoose your family, sometimes they choose you.

AWARDS

-Screened in Tel Aviv Film Festival
-Screened in Hola México Film Festival
-Winner of Best Film in Chicago Latino Film Festival
-Nominated to Best Actress in the Mexican Academy of Film Awards.
-Nominated to Best Director in Moscow Film Festival

CAST

Jorge Salinas: Jean Paul
Luis R. Guzmán: Chema
Ana Serradilla: Ivana
Bruno Loza: Hendrix
Carmen Salinas: Doña Chuy
Ana Soler: Gloria
Nailea Norvind: Nina
Juan Rios Cantú: Luisa
Luis Gerardo Méndez: George
Andrés Almeida: Patrick
Silverio Palacios: Gabino
Mario Zaragoza: Caimán
Alejandro Calva: Padre Tomás

NETWORKS

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Dirección / Script / Executive Producer
    Gustavo Loza
    Producer / Executive Producer
    Matthias Ehrenberg
    Ricardo Kleinbaum
    Cinematography
    Carlos Marcovich
    Production Designer
    Raymundo “Cyber” Cabrera
    Wardrobe
    Gabriela Diaque
  • Make Up Design
    Regina Reyes
    Casting
    Manuel Teil
    Editor
    Camilo Abadía
    Musical Supervisor
    Ruy García
    Original Score
    Zbigniew Paleta
    Sound Design
    Martín Hernández
    Sound Recording
    Enrique Ojeda