19 minutes / 2014 / Color

Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Editor

Santa Cruz del Islote is a three-acre island fifty miles off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia. A community of about 600 people, it is one of the most densely populated islands in the world. This region's lucrative fishing, which encouraged such overdevelopment, has dwindled in recent years, and the island's subsistence has become increasingly uncertain. Following a fisherman and a ten-year-old boy, this short documentary captures the complexity of cherishing a peaceful way of life that can no longer continue with ease.

President's Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2014
Best Bay Area Short, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2014
Cinema Eye Honors, Shorts List for Best Short Documentary, 2014
Special Jury Mention, Camden International Film Festival, 2014
Best Documentary, Ivy Film Festival, 2015
Best Short Documentary, Princeton Film Festival, 2015
Best of Festival, Nassau Film Festival, 2015
Best Short Documentary, Greenwich Film Festival, 2015
Best Short Documentary, Belize International Film Festival, 2015
Silver Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival, 2015

Ciclo de Cine, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain, October 2016
Fishernet at Nordkapp Film Festival, September 2016
aluCine Latin Film Festival, June 2016
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, March 2016
Ojo Rojo Cultura, Barcelona, November 2015
Napa Valley Film Festival, November 2015
Frontline Club Georgia, October 2015
Chicago International Film Festival, October 2015
Hebrides International Film Festival, October 2015
Frontline Club, London, September 2015
Ambulante Colombia, August-September 2015
Belize International Film Festival, July 2015
Rooftop Films NYC, July 2015
Nassau Film Festival, May 2015
Long Story Shorts, Georgetown University Film Festival, April 2015
Sehsuechte International Student Film Festival, April 2015
Documenta Madrid, April 2015
Sarasota Film Festival, April 2015
Ivy Film Festival, Brown University, April 2015
Princeton Film Festival, March 2015
ZAGREB DOX, February 2015
Portland International Film Festival, February 2015
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, February 2015
Backyard Films, San Francisco, December 2014
DOC NYC, November 2014
The Roxie Theatre, San Francisco, November 2014
41 North Film Festival, Michigan Tech, October 2014
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, October 2014
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York City, October 2014
Stanford University Art Gallery, October 2014
Camden International Film Festival, September 2014
San Francisco International Film Festival, May 2014
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 2014
Stanford University, Annenberg Auditorium, April 2014