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A I 2016 I 15 m I Fic.

EFFNY2017 I NEW YORK PREMIERE I OPENING NIGHT I SECTION "ECUADOR N SHORT"

Directed by Joe Houlberg I Featuring Lucas Taillefer, Iván Alzate and Ana Cristina Franco I Written by Joe Houlberg.

The earliest certain ancestor of 'A' is aleph (also written 'aleph), the first letter of the Phoenician alphabet (which consisted entirely of consonants; for that reason, it is also called an abjad to distinguish it from a true alphabet). In turn, the ancestor of aleph may have been a pictogram of an ox head in proto-Sinaitic script influenced by Egyptian hieroglyphs, styled as a triangular head with two horns extended.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: 

Chicago-based Ecuadorian writer/director Joe Houlberg, born in 1986. Studied Film and Philosophy at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and currently is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Throughout his career, he has explored forms of creating worlds that are provocative through the atmosphere, the senses and communication present among the living beings, beyond words and story. His work has being shown in festivals and galleries around the world including: Biennale of Moving Image of Geneve, Chicago Latino Film Festival, Lakino Film Festival Berlin, Orquidea Film Festival Cuenca, Nightingale Chicago, Leroy Neiman Center Gallery, Elastics Gallery, Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, Black Maria Film Festival and the Ankara Film Festival.