Technical Info
title: jean gentil
genre: fiction / drama
length : 84 mins. color
language : spanish / haitian creole

produced by
aurora dominicana / canana films / bärbel mauch film
dominican republic / méxico / germany 

with the support of
the hubert bals fund international film festival rotterdam
programa ibermedia
visions sud est - agencia suiza para el desarrollo cosude
world cinema fund / open doors factory
festival del film locarno

in association with
lanza del norte
panamericana de producciones
escuela internacional de cine y tv de san antonio de los baños

directed by
laura a. guzmán & israel cárdenas

written by
laura a. guzmán & israel cárdenas
with the collaboration of 
alejandro andújar
produced by
pablo cruz / bärbel mauch / israel cárdenas / laura a. guzmán 

executive production  by
sylvia conde / eduardo guzmán / pedro “peyi” guzmán / gabriel nuncio / geminiano pineda / desiree reyes  

with the associate production of
archi lópez / rafael de marchena 

jean remy genty  / jean remy
yanmarco king encarnación  / yanmarco
paul henri presumé / polo
nadal walcott / agrimensor
lys ambroise /ciryl

first A.D. / alejandro andújar  
line production / ferando santos / ludwig mangual 
art & wardrobe / patricia grassals 
sound design /  alejandro de icaza 
sound mixer / rubén valdez 
camera assist. /  karol gonzález / rafael “cabo” peña  
gaffer / daniel adames 
continuity / rodrigo montealegre 
sound assist. / richi glusky 
editing / israel cárdenas 
editing assist. / daniel cárdenas 
photography /  israel cárdenas / laura a. guzmán 
color correction / erwin jaquez / chemistry 
lab process / labo digital    

Filmography of filmmakers

Laura Amelia Guzmán (Director & Writer)
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on May 7th 1980, Laura Amelia Guzmán graduated from Altos de Chavón / The School of Design, where she studied fine arts and photography. After exhibiting in photography shows, she attended the International Film and Television School in Cuba, specializing in cinematography. During that period she photographed and directed several short films and documentaries; one of them, "Antesala", selected in the International Competition at Cinema du Reel Film Festival.
Since 2004, she has lived in Mexico where she works with her husband Israel Cardenas, with whom she shares script, photography, production and direction credits in their first feature film "Cochochi" that had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival Official Selection 2007 (Orizzonti Section). Cochochi won the Diesel Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Grand Jury Award at the Miami and Toulouse Film Festivals and Fipresci Awards at Gijón and Toulouse Film Festivals. The film has been screened at Rotterdam, Habana, Río de Janeiro, Jeonju, Goteborg, Gramado and Buenos Aires, among others. 
She is currently working on her second feature film "Jean Gentil", which she filmed in her hometown

Israel Cárdenas Ramírez  (Director / D.P. & Writer)
Israel was born in February 15th 1980, in Monterrey, Mexico. After some film workshops in Cuba, New York and Netherlands he began a young company. Since then he's produced, directed and photographed several projects, among regional music videos. 
"Cochochi" is his first feature film, in which he shares script, photography, production and direction credits with his wife Laura Amelia. He is currently producing their second feature film  "Jean Gentil", which he co-directed and photographed. At the same time he is producing two features films “Ocaso” by Theo Court and “Riverol” by Gabriel Nuncio. Together with Matías Meyer he is co-writing the script “Los Ultimos Cristeros”, to be produced in Mexico in 2010.

Filmography of Producers

Aurora Dominicana
"Aurora Dominicana" is a young company founded with the idea of having a platform to produce independent art house cinema in the Dominican Republic.



“Canana Films” is a film and television production company based in Mexico City. The company focuses on projects natured in Latin America with a worldwide perspective. Founded by Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz in 2005. Their main objective is develop stories and films that respect our context, the audience and the director’s vision.

Barbel Mauch Film
Founded by Barbel Mauch who has an extensive experience in production, distribution as well as with film festivals in Germany, France and Africa. She has produced FARO LA REINE DES EAUX which has its premiere at Berlinale Forum 2007, LE MALEENTENDU, and L’AVENTUTIER.

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