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Writer/director Christopher Zalla authored and helms the contemporary post-noir thriller Blood of My Blood. The film concerns Juan, a ruthless and conniving ex-career criminal who tries to escape his past by hopping a truck transporting illegal immigrants from Mexico to the Big Apple. Over the course of his journey, Juan meets and befriends Pedro, a sweet but illiterate Puebla native -- long-estranged from his father, Diego -- who harbors a strong desire to make contact with his dad and holds a letter of introduction from his mother to help him accomplish his goal. The naïve Pedro falls into the clutches of the sociopathic Juan, who promptly wins his confidence, then rips off all of his belongings during the night and attempts to steal his identity, plotting to fallaciously present himself to Diego as the gentleman's son. The film then cross-cuts between the story of each man (one desperate, the other slick and arrogant) as they each seek out food and shelter and comb the city for the man in whom they see a chance to establish a secure future. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:May 16, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Per Melita Best First Feature 2008 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Christopher Zalla Best First Feature 2008 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Christopher Zalla Best Screenplay 2008 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Benjamin Odell Best First Feature 2008 Nominee

Crew

Christopher Zalla
Director
Ben Odell
Producer
Per Melita
Producer
Christopher Zalla
Screenwriter
Igor Martinovic
Cinematographer
Brian Cullman
Composer (Music Score)
Aaron Yanes
Editor
Tommaso Ortino
Production Designer
Marie E. Nelson
Associate Producer
Kaer Vanice
Associate Producer
Anthony Aufiero
Associate Producer
Ellyn Marshall
Associate Producer
Daniel Carey
Executive Producer
James M. McNamara
Executive Producer
Gloria Reuben
Executive Producer
James Shiffren
Executive Producer
Taphat Tawil
Costume Designer
Tammy Douglas
Sound/Sound Designer
Ellyn Marshall
Casting
Marie E. Nelson
Casting
Manuel Teil
Casting
Louise Lovegrove
Line Producer
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