Boniato 2016

Eric Mainade & The Meza Brothers

An illegal migrant worker decides it's time to move on from picking crops and find her father. Little does she know, insidious supernatural forces have a different plan for her. Some borders aren't meant to be crossed.

Eric Mainade and The Meza Brothers created this film for Borscht 9.

PREMIERE

Sundance Film Festival, 2016

PRESS

"The best horror films don’t just give you gore and jump scares to spare--they grapple with real issues. That’s certainly the case in Boniato, the latest collaboration between Eric Mainade and the Meza brothers (Andres and Diego)." - Remezcla

"Miami has its own version of the Coen and Wachowski [siblings], except the Meza-Valdes brothers are more interested in making us scream in horror than laugh ourselves silly or gasp in awe." - Miami New Times

SCREENINGS

Sundance Film Festival, 2016
Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival, 2015
Stanley Film Festival, 2015
Toronto After Dark Film Festival, 2015
(Winner, Bronze Award Internat’l Short)
Viequez International Film Festival, 2016
(Winner, Best Horror Short)
Atlanta Film Festival, 2016
Dead by Dawn Film Festival, 2016
Maryland International Film Festival, 2015
Fright Night Film Festival, 2015
(Winner, Best International Short)
Mile High Horror Film Festival, 2015
Diabolique Film Festival, 2015
(Winner, Best Short Film)
(Nominee, Best Directors)
(Nominee, Best Actress)
(Nominee, Best Cinematography)
(Nominee, Best SFX)
Filmquest Film Festival, 2015
Spooky Empire Film Festival, 2015
Buried Alive Film Festival, 2015
Stanley Film Festival, 2015
Freakshow Horror Film Festival, 2015
(Winner, Best Florida Short Film)
Spooky Movie Film Festival, 2015
Sacramento Horror Film Festival, 2015

CREDITS

Borscht Corp presents

Boniato

co-directed by: Eric Mainade, Andres Meza-Valdes, Diego Meza-Valdes


written by: Andres Meza-Valdes


produced by: Cory Czajkowski, Jonathan David Kane


executive producers: Lucas Leyva, Eric Mainade, Dennis Scholl


associate producer: Jaime Diaz-Mengotti


director of photography: Antal "El Ungaro" Steinbach


cast: Carmen Zumbado, Felix Cortez, Alex Garay, Alberto Meza, Francois Guirola, Diego Lizarzaburu, Angel Sanchez, Michael Toledo, William Garcia, Isabella Naranjo, Kush Suicide, Grecia, Nathan Robert Restrepo, Nassie Shahoulian, Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Roberto Sanchez, Fernando Smith, Diego Smith, Orlando Lopez, Michelle Lopez


narration: Alex Garay


original score: Adam Robi, Shawn Sutta


music recording: Audiocastle Studios


edited by: Diego Meza-Valdes


assistant directors: Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Giancarlo Loffredo


art direction: Emilio Remoir


special effects makeup: AsikCo. FX


additional special effects makeup: Emilio Remoir, Miriam Cardoza Alonso


visual effects: GAMUT Creative, LLC


vfx director: Alain Lores


vfx producer: Meyako Williams


vfx artist: Andrew Lopez


costume design: Carmen Gonzalez, Veronica Gonzalez


props by: Proper Ladies, Carmen Gonzalez, Grisel Valdes


additional props by: Alberto Meza, M3 Studios


sound mixer: Cory Czajkowski


post production sound design: Seripade Audio


special effects: Ariel Castillo, Raul Castillo, Manuel Prendes


color grading: Jeff Altman, Filmworkers


production manager: Kristina Rose Hollan


assistant production manager: Danielle Bender


additional camera support: Juan Barriga, MAR Media, Ricardo Blasco, Alejandro Fuenmayor


stunt coordinator: Eric Mainade


fight choreographer: Walter Garcia - ENSO


safety coordinator: Luis Benitez


stunts: ENSO Productions, Jenn Harris, David Christian, David Conk, Anthony Minimi Anderson, Niko Bogucki, Travis Gomez, Paul O’Connor, Mike Jamorski, Isaac Hughes, Juan Hernandez, Ana Botelho


stunt riggers: Eric "ET" Miranda, Frank Mainade, Luis Benitez


2nd unit photography: Daniel Fernandez


key assistant camera: Nicole Winer


assistant camera: Michael Chavez


gaffer: Lavelle Higgins


grips: Cameron Boisseau, Juan Santiago Mendez, Francis Mingo


dialogue translation: Alex Garay, Ellie Cardoza


production assistants: Ellie Cardoza, Kendall Task Force, Michael Toledo, Diego Lizarzaburu, Angel Sanchez, William Garcia, Renie Alvino, Nathan Restrepo


production support: David Rojas


location manager: Francois Guirola


catering: Grisel Valdes


special thanks: M3 Studios, Confetti & Fog FX, Raul "The Tiger" Rodriguez, Grassy River Farm, Anytime Rentals, Jillian Mayer, Nick Ducassi, Sam Zimmerman, Alex Petkovich, UM Special Collections, UM Communications, Grant Curtola, Brett Potter, Linda Barrocas-Meyer, Grisel Valdes


commissioned by Borscht Corp.

2015 Miami, FL, USA

Made possible by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation