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Barracuda Films, Río Negro Producciones

A Film by Gustavo Loza

Produced by Matthias Ehrenberg and Ricardo Kleinbaum


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Barracuda Films, Río Negro Producciones

THE OTHER FAMILY is the story of Hendrix (Bruno Loza), a 7-year-orld

child that’s been abandoned by his crack-addict mother Nina (Nailea

Norvind). Ivana (Ana Serradilla), her best friend rescues Bruno,

however, she can’t take care of him because of an ongoing trip to

Houston with her life partner (Ana Soler), to analyze the possibility of

having an in vitro fertilization.

Jean Paul (Jorge Salinas) and Chema (Luis Roberto Guzmán), an adult,

stable, gay couple, and friends of Ivana, were given the task of taking

care of Hendriz while his mother spends some time in rehab. Patrick

(Andrés Almeida), Nina’s lover and dealer is bien chased by Caimán

(Mario Zaragoza), a drug warlord, because of a huge debt. In an

attempt to get the money he tries to sell Hendrix to a young, straight

couple (Dominika Paleta y Juan Rios) who just lost a baby.

While Nina tries to escape rehab in search of her son, Hendrix slowly

adapts to his new lik with Jean Paul and Chema. Patrick’s running out

of time and urges Nina to find her misplaced son.

What’s best for Hendrix? Return to his crack-addict? Live with a

homosexual couple that will offer him a better life quality? To be sold

in an illegal fashion to a straight couple? or Surrender to the

authorities and be sent to an foster house?

Duration: 110min

Format: 35mm / color

Sound: Dolby

Language: Spanish




Director of Photography:

Production Designer:

Costume Designer:

Image Designer:



Musical Supervisor:

Original Score:

Sound Designer:


Executive Producers:

Production Companies:


Gustavo Loza

Matthias Ehrenberg

Ricardo Kleinbaum

Gustavo Loza

Carlos Marcovich

Raymundo “Cyber” Cabrera

Gabriela Diaque

Regina Reyes

Manuel Teil

Camilo Abadía

Ruy García

Zbigniew Paleta

Martín Hernández

Enrique Ojeda

Matthias Ehernberg

Ricardo Kleinbaum

Gustavo Loza

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Chema Jorge Salinas

Jean Paul Luis Roberto Guzmán

Ivana Ana Serradilla

Hendrix Bruno Loza

Nina Nailea Norvind

Caimán Mario Zaragoza

Gabino Silverio Palacios

Luisa Dominika Paleta

Patrick Andrés Almeida

Padre Tomás Alejandro Calva

Agustin Juan Ríos

Gloria Ana Soler

George Luis Gerardo Méndez

Doña Chuy Carmen Salinas

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Matthias has worked in the industry since 1990, both in Mexico as well as in Latin

America and Europe. His production company Río Negro Producciones, was set

up in 2004 to produce film and TV in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, and


He has just released the Colombo-Panamanian CHANCE, directed by Abner

Benaím distributed by UIP. Currently in post-production with NO ERES TÚ, SOY YO

directed by Alejandro Springall to be relased by Warner Bros. in fall of 2010 and

LA OTRA FAMILIA by Gustavo Loza. In 2009 Matthias also released AMAR A

MORIR, Fernando Lebrija’s first feature, distributed by Televisa and Gussi in


In the 90’s he founded Titán Producciones, one of the most important

independent production companies of its time in Mexico, with which he produced

the successful SEXO, PUDOR Y LÁGRIMAS, along with LA HIJA DEL CANÍBAL

(Lucía, Lucía), both by Antonio Serrano, and VIVIR MATA by Nicolás Echeverría.

He is also producer of FIBRA ÓPTICA by Francisco Athié, coproducer of CRÓNICA

DE UN DESAYUNO by Benjamín Cann, and LA HABITACIÓN AZUL by Walter

Doehner. Associate Producer and Production Manager in the acclaimed BEFORE

NIGHT FALLS, by painter director Julian Schnabel. Producer of ROSARIO

TIJERAS, by Emilio Maiile filmed in the city of Medellín, Colombia, the movie broke

several records in Colombia and kicked of a new wave of cinema in that country. He

is also producer of the Brazilian Sexo, Amor y Traceaoo in association with Globo

TV, 20 th Century Fox and Total Filmes, from Brazil. In 2007, he produced

SATANÁS directed by Andrés Baiz in Colombia.

Currently in development are RAINEY EL ASESINO, based on the novel by Héctor

Manjarrez, LA MALA LUZ by Antonio Wakefield, OPERACIÓN BABY by José Luis

Valle and VERNISAGGE by Panamanian Abner Benaim.

GUSTAVO LOZADirector and Screenwriter

Creator and producer of BIZBIRIJE, MI


shows that gave him 11 awards from around

the world. He achieved third place as best TV

show for kids in the Prix Jeunesse

International (Munich, Germany), an Emmy

nomination, and 2 National Journalism

Awards for best TV show for kids in national


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He also receieved the Bronze World Medal for best family TV show in the “New York

Festivals”. He directed 11 episodes of EL PANTERA, and through his production

company Adicta Films creates and produces LOS SICARIOS.

In 2001 he founds Matatena Films. As publicity director he’s made over 200 TV spots

for clients such as Corona, Victoria, Coca Cola, Mc’Donald’s, Honda, Nextel, Cinépolis,

among many others. In America he’s represented by Aca Films.

Gustavo has written and directed, independently, 6 short films, achieving 22

international awards with SILENCIO PROFUNDO, considered one of the Top 10 short

films of 2005 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

His film debut comes with ATLÉTICO SAN PANCHO, feature he co-writes, and directs.

It’s produced by Altavista Films. AL OTRO LADO, his second feature which he also

writes and directs, was selected by over 80 festivals around the world, gaining 48

awards, and is part of the Mexican official selection for the 78 th Academy Awards.

Alongside, the film is supported by UNICEF for its presentation in several world forums,

embassies, cultural centers, and migration stations.

His third feature, PARADAS CONTINUAS is currently being shown in Mexican cinemas

and has been one of the best performing films at the national Box Office. He’s editing



Cinematographer and Director. He came to

Mexico on 1976. Part of Emmanuel

Lubezki’s generation, Marcovich’s carreer as

cinematographer started with El Camino

Largo a Tijuana (Dir. Luis Estrada, 1987).

His job made Dana Rotberg call him for her

movie Intimidad (1989). Among other

movies where he worked as

Cinematographer, you can find: Ciudad de

Ciegos (Dir. Alberto Cortés. 1991);

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Desiertos mares (Dir. José Luis García Agraz, 1992); Dos crímenes (Dir. Roberto

Sneider, 1993) and El callejón de los milagros (Dir. Jorge Fons, 1994).

His first feature as Director, ¿Quién diablos es Juliette?, was presented on Festival

Internacional de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana, also on Muestra de Cine

Mexicano in Guadalajara and on the Sundance Festival (Winner of Best Latin American


There are different unusual characteristics on this film, besides the lack of script, it was

entirely illuminated with natural light, any of the main characters are professional

actresses. ¿Quién diablos es Juliette? Was exhibited in Guadalajara. Based on his

experience in musical videos, the movie has its own languaje similar to videoclips.

After this movie, we worked again as cinematographer for movies like Comandante (Dir.

Olvier Stone) in Spain; The Documentary America Undercover (Dir. Jon Alpert), and

Cuatro Labios, Timbiriche: La misma piedra, which he directed. His last work was South of

the Border, (Dir. Oliver Stone).

Carlos Marcovich is coming back to the world of cinema after a break of ten years, to do

the cinematography of THE OTHER FAMILY, which is right now in post-production.

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