El primo del norte (The Northern Cousin) I 2017 I 20 m I Doc.
EFFNY2017 I SECTION "ECUADOR N SHORTS"
Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Andy Arteaga and Andrea ArízagaI Featuring Pedro Erazo and Eugene Hütz I Written by Andy Arteaga and Andrea Arízaga.
Twenty years after immigrating to the United States, Pedro Erazo, an Ecuadorian musician living in Brooklyn-New York, reflects on how this event has influenced his music and artistic vision and tells us about his success story with his band Gogol Bordello.
Andrea Arízaga is an Ecuadorian director, producer and screenwriter graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico de Cine y Actuación (INCINE) in Quito and from the University of Cuenca with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Media Studies. She has worked as a screenwriter, producer and director in the local film medium as well as a teacher in screenwriting and direction in INCINE. Among her most outstanding projects are: "Ayllu" (fiction /producer): Official Selection of the Tel-Aviv International Film Festival 2012; "¡Buenos días Ecuador!" (Fiction / screenplay / direction / editing): Official selection of the International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy in 2013; "El primo del norte" Official selection of the EDOC film festival (2017)
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS:
Andrés Arteaga is an Ecuadorian director and scriptwriter born in the city of Quito. He studied filmmaking in the Technological Institute of Cinema and Acting (INCINE) and in the University of Cuenca in Ecuador.
He has participated as a writer in two feature films currently in pre production, as well as developing a documentary web series to be released in may 2017. He has also worked as an actor in very successful youtube channels: EnchufeTv and Incubadora Cósmica, based in Ecuador. Additionally, he has taught scriptwriting in in the Technological Institute of Cinema and Acting (INCINE) in Quito