17 Sep Cannes Award Winner Carlos A. Hurtado is Nominated for BEST DIRECTOR & Emerging Talent at LOS ANGELES FASHION FILM FESTIVAL 2019 for “CRY”
Hurtado’s fashion film “Cry” wins awards at
Croatia Fashion Film Festival for “BEST DIRECTOR”
and at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival (the Cannes of fashion film festivals) for “Best Cinematography”
Hurtado’s “Cry” is a recipient of 3 Best Director Nominations and 10 nominations overall so far in 2019
Adding to his collection of 60 awards and 172 for past films
Vesper Public Relations. Los Angeles, CA. September 2019. – The multi award winning Mexican-American director filmmaker, Carlos Alberto Hurtado, is once again nominated for Best Director and Emerging Talent – this time at the Los Angeles Fashion Film taking place September 20 – 21, 2019.
Hurtado’s fashion film “Cry” has so far garnered a total of ten nominations in various festival categories and has won Best Cinematography at the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival / International Fashion Film Awards often referred to as the Cannes of fashion film festivals. “Cry” has also earned Hurtado a Best Director award at the Croatia Fashion Film Festival.
Hurtado describes his self produced “Cry” as “a visual story of distance.” In the film two young women discuss love and life with the younger asking how will she recognize love and the elder explaining that our biggest fears can also be our most treasured gifts. The two models dialogue is highlighted by dreamlike film work shot on location in the heart of Mexico in the mountain regions of Guanajuato.
“The inspiration behind creating this project was to tell a story of an emotion that everybody can relate to, Love, and naturally weave that together with the beauty that is architecture, paintings, clothing, nature, and us,” says Hurtado. He adds, “Each element has a tale and history behind it.
Hurtado spared no expense in his production of “Cry.” Choosing exotic and emotionally inspiring film locations throughout Mexico – such as Hacienda del Jaral de Berrios in Guanajuato, Mexico for the film’s moody ghostly scenes. The young filmmaker also chose to work in the difficult to film in, but fantastically other worldly environment of water with his subaquatic scenes being shot in the Scotiabank Aquatics Center’s diving pool. Built for the 2011 Pan American Games, and considered the most modern aquatic complex of it’s kind, Hurtado made good use of the diving pool’s 18 feet depth to portray a scene of dark endless deep water. The most magnificent setting of “Cry” may be the Teatro Juarez overlooking the city of Guanajuato, Hurtado uses the theater’s red velvet curtains to open the main story of his film. He also uses the theater’s rooftop to film the city below cooled by the shadow of a mountain hiding a setting sun, and the ambitious young director highlights his subjects, two twirling ballerinas performing for an empty theater. Hurtado also makes use of Mexico’s countryside with scenes of two beauties lost and alone by a lake, stream and forest.
Says Hurtado of the Mexican settings, ” One of my biggest dreams was to film in the country I was born in. “Cry” and it’s dreamlike plot was perfect vehicle to show off the beauty of Mexico. Matched for the beauty of Mexico.
While most of the fashion films are sponsored by a fashion line, Hurtado took it upon himself to create “Cry” to fulfill a long time considered film project that mixes magical realism and dreamscape settings with an element of fashion. Says Hurtado, “My goal is to make fashion films for big brands, but the story was the main reason I made “Cry.”
Hurtado recognizes the importance of being selected for both the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, and Croatia Fashion Film Festival.
“Just being selected for one category in the La Jolla International Fashion Film Awards is a great honor, to be nominated for six different categories leaves me incredibly humbled” says Hurtado. “Now on the heels of those nominations to be recognized by Croatia Fashion Film Festival has my head spinning” exclaims Hurtado.
ABOUT CARLOS HURTADO:
Carlos Hurtado is a Mexican- American Cannes Film Festival / American Pavilion award winner (Hollygrove) whose work has been featured on ABC, CNN, Univision, Azteca, Telemundo, Playboy radio, LATV, Moviemaker Magazine, Estrella TV and Alegria Magazine. Carlos Hurtado has created promotional material for such well-known brands as Nickelodeon, he’s directed music videos for groups like Latin Grammy nominated Voz de Mando and his short films have garnered him 60 awards and over 172 nominations.
Much of Carlos Hurtado’s award winning films are inspired by nonprofit groups which he’s partnered with. Carlos Hurtado is extremely devoted to his hometown of Los Angeles, CA and often creates films pro bono for nonprofit organizations that serve his community. Time and again Carlos finds in these programs, and the people being served by them the inspiration required creating his award winning films. While the awards, recognition, and continued prosperity are well worth celebrating, Carlos Hurtado is most rewarded when he can share his talent for filmmaking with these wonderful community based organizations and the amazing people they serve.
For more information on Carlos Hurtado, or to view some of his films visit… http://carloshurtadofilms.com/