Ecuatorian Shetta I 2017 I 1 h 00 m I Fic.
EFFNY2017 I WORLD PREMIERE I IN COMPETITION
Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Daniel Varela I Featuring Gabriel Granja I Written by Daniel Varela I Produced by Juliana Khalifé and Sarahí Echeverría.
Baltasar is going through a dry spell. Harvest time is taking too long and this delay is affecting his marijuana business. To make things worse, his ex wife sends Catalina, their daughter, to spend some time with him. That day, Baltasar has to jump through hoops in order to please his clients and his daughter, with the help of his sole partner: a white 1977 Volkswagen Beetle. Baltasar turns to Laura, an old woman who happens to be the best marijuana grower in Quito. She has a new type of weed: Ecuatorian Shetta. Shui, Alejandra, Martín, Alicia, and Ximena, Baltasar’s best clients, try it and enjoy it. Shortage and stress will bring Baltasar difficulties and emotional conflicts with Catalina. His main desire is to keep his daughter happy and to take her some day to the Galapagos Islands so she can meet her grandmother.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Daniel Varela studied long distance at Colegio Nuevo Ecuador so that at the same time, and at an early age, he could involve himself in filmmaking. While he studied at the University of San Francisco in Quito, he began to shoot short films, which for the first time showed his interest in experimental filmmaking. In 2012 he traveled to Barcelona where he specialized in writing screenplays and wrote part of his next project: Ecuatorian Shetta.