LAURA 

AMELIA

GUZMÁN 

Director / Producer

(Dominican Republic, 1980) 

Graduated from Altos de Chavón /

The School of Design, where she studied fine arts and photography.

After exhibiting in photography shows, she attended the International Film and Television School in Cuba, specializing in cinematography.

 

After working in several features, she moves to Mexico. Since 2004, she has lived between Mexico and the Dominican Republic working with her husband Israel Cárdenas, with whom she shares script, photography, production and direction credits in their feature films.

Together they run the production company Aurora Dominicana.

 

 

ISRAEL CÁRDENAS

Director/Cinematographer/

Producer/Editor

(Mexico, 1980)

A self-taught filmmaker who started out his career in musical videoclip productions and some film workshops. He worked as camera assistant and second unit camera in projects before shooting in 2006 his first feature as co-director, script- writer, photographer, producer and editor. Sand Dollars is his fourth feature.

 

Besides his work as director, he has collaborated in various features as

co-scriptwriter (Los Últimos Cristeros, directed by Matías Meyer, Mexico 2012), director of photography (Cumbres, directed by Gabriel Nuncio) and producer (Ocaso, directed by Theo Court, Cumbres, Mañana Psicotrópica directed by Alexandro Aldrete). In 2013 he establishes Aurora Color, image post-production studio in the Dominican Republic.