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Javier Solórzano Casarin (Writer/Director):
Javier received a Bachelor of Arts – with Honors - in film and video at Columbia College Chicago.
He directed and photographed the feature documentary “Elvira”, which premiered to substantial acclaim at the Morelia International Film Festival in the year 2009. It has been shown in various film festivals in Mexico, France, the United States and South America. It had its premiere in New York City at the Americas Society, an event organised by Cinema Tropical and New York University (NYU).
In 2012, he premiered the narrative short film, “Playing Grown Up” at the Papalote Children’s Museum in Mexico City. It also had special screenings at Universal Studios Mexico and at the Cineteca Nacional (Mexico’s National Movie Theater). “Playing Grown Up” won the Gold Award for best short film at the International Independent Film Awards in Los Angeles; the Silver Remi Award at the Houston International Film Festival; third place for best narrative short film at the Harlem International Film Festival in New York and nominated for official selection at the Brownfish Short Film Festival also in New York and at the Shortz Film Festival in Chico, California.
Javier has directed various television programs for Mexico’s Public Television. A mini series about the Olympics for Teve UNAM (Mexico’s National University public channel), and a documentary series about great films based on great literary novels for the National Public System of Radio and Television, titled “Tin Page: From the written page to the big screen”.
His last short film – a cinematic essay - titled “Ti Muxe” won the award for best short documentary at the Toronto International Film and Video Awards and the Bronze Award in the experimental category at the International Independent Film Awards in Los Angeles. It was selected for Showcase at the Lucerne International Film Festival in Switzerland, and the official selection at the Serile Filmului Gay Film Festival in Romania and at the Oaxaca Film Fest.
He is currently working on the editing of a pilot for a science fiction TV series, he wrote, produced and directed, titled “Tacto” (Touch) and a narrative short film he also wrote, produced and directed, titled “Tonight”.
He’s also working on two other developments for TV series; three feature screenplays and treatments for two other features.
Phone number: 011 521 5541412023
Javier Solorzano Casarin commented on Submit your work 2016-11-26 15:46:49 -0800I’m a writer/ director, who occasionally in certain projects have also worked as an editor and cinematographer. Here are the links to some of my work:
ELVIRA – Feature documentary
The story of Elvira Arellano, a Mexican undocumented immigrant who faced off against the government of the United States for the recognition of her American born son, her work and the contribution of millions of immigrants. Her struggle turned her into a symbol, fighting for the human rights for all immigrants in the US
PLAYING GROWN UP – Narrative Short Film
Rodrigo decides to miss work. His wife leaves him resting in bed, thinking that he’s sick. Motivated by the need to be a child once again, he takes out all of his childhood toys and plays with them for the rest of the day. As he plays and lets his imagination run free, Rodrigo rediscovers the small things in life.
TI MUXE – Short documentary
The story of two Muxes – transvestites from the Istmo of Tehuantepec in the State of Oaxaca -. An impressionistic cinematic essay that tells two life stories through their everyday life, their relationship with their friends and family, told with an intimate and poetic narrative.
FOR A MOMENT – Narrative Short Film / Shot in 16mm
A frustrated painter falls for a woman he glimpses at a park.
Screen Advertising made for the Health Secretary of the State of Tamaulipas -
awareness of alcoholism in teens between the ages of 17 – 21
Screened with copies of “The Hobbit” in movie theaters Cinepolis and Cinemex in Mexico
Javier Solorzano Casarin donated 2016-11-24 13:56:02 -0800
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