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"One Long Night"



2007, Super 16 mm - Color - 91

DIRECTED BY:
David Siqueiros

CAST:
Jon Seda, Karen Black, Itati Cantoral, Pedro Armendariz, Ed Begley Jr., Alison Eastwood

SCREENPLAY:
David Siqueiros

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Rey Villalobos

EDITING:
David Siqueiros

SET DESIGN:
Jorge Lara, Shannon Kemp

COSTUME DESIGN:
Michelle Porsche, Monica Araiz

MUSIC:
Gustavo Farias

SOUND:
Isabel Munoz, Rick Hansen

PRODUCER:
David Siqueiros

PRODUCTION:
Mazedo Films

WORLD SALES:
Marty Barab

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Set in 1994 at the height of California Governor Pete Wilson's administration, during the ugly struggle over a controversial proposition that tore apart the Mexican and Anglo American communities—One Long Night is the story of a simple, conservative, half-Mexican half-Scottish businessman trying to survive an insane night lost in Mexico City among the drag queens, crooked cops, gangsters and femme fatales.Richard Macedo is sent on assignment to Mexico City just days before his wedding. Alone south of the border, in a country he's never been to, in a city that should have been his home, Richard is kidnapped and robbed by Felix (the leader of a ruthless gang), after he witnesses the brutal murder of an innocent store owner. He escapes only to fall—literally—into the hands of a pair of drag queens who nearly throw him out of a window with a used sex toy stuffed in his mouth. He’s rescued by Patty, the beautiful performer at a local club with whom Richard becomes smitten. To save his life “the ladies” dress him as a woman to avoid detection—kinda. This is the misadventure filled odyssey, full of exotic characters and dangerous thrills and even more dangerous liaisons of Richard Macedo. As he tries desperately to get back to what he calls civilization, Richard learns amazing things about his character, about his Mexican heritage, and about the father he’s never known.He learns not only where he’s from—but who he is—all in ONE LONG NIGHT.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Born in Mexico, David Siqueiros grew up in an artistic family. His father David Siqueiros “Tabaquito”, was a successful bullfighter in Spain, Mexico and South America. His mother Estela Trueba, a dancer from the prestigious Mexican National Ballet Academy is a founding member of the famous Ballet Folklorico. His uncle, world renown muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros was an outmost influence in his own interest in filmmaking, starting in the late 1980's when he became actively involved in the written media as a reporter for Mexico’s premier newspaper “El Heraldo”. In 1983 David immigrated to Los Angeles where he worked as a reporter for the premier Spanish newspaper in the US and later as a TV producer-director for KMEX-TV. He later moved to the Univison Network directing “Mundo Latino” a daily variety show broadcast live in the U.S., Mexico and Latin America on the first Latin-Sat-Network. He settled in the US, and attended film school at UCLA and LACC landing a job as a producer-director for the top rated Italian show “Telemike” a variety show transmitted live via satellite from exotic locations around the world. In 1988 He founded “Via Hollywood” a multilingual entertainment programming source for networks such as U.S’ Telemundo and Univision, Mexico’s Televisa, Swiss’ TV Romande, and hispanic related stories for Entertainment Tonight and TNT Network. In 1990 he shot his first film project and never looked back. It was the single “Mami yo te quiero”, the first Spanish rap song nominated for an MTV award that year. He quickly put together some of the most memorable campaigns in the Spanish market. His company was the first to develop, cast and shoot major commercial spots in Spanish using a never before seen two-minute format for prestigious Dailey & Associates Advertising and its most important client, Ford Motor Company. He has created, written ad directed TV campaigns for clients such as Kia Motors America, Toyota Motors, Shiseido Cosmetics, Arrowhead Water, and shot music videos for stars such as Thalia, Patricia Manterola and Chayanne. His work earned him an invitation as a guest director for the “Charlie’s Angels” series for Tri-Star TV and the Telemundo Network. “Mazedo” is his directorial debut on a full length feature film in English language. He also wrote the script and produced the film.

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