Julian Yuri Rodriguez

The King Arthur legend as a nightmare of caucasian emasculation on Flagler Street.

Julian Yuri Rodriguez created this film for Borscht 9.


Fantasia Film Festival, 2015


"There's always something lurking beneath the surface in Miami filmmaker Julian Yuri Rodriguez's work. In his second short, Lake Mahar… it's a sense of invasion…. With horror movie tropes and tripped-out editing, Rodriguez gets at the anxieties of white America with a hyper-accelerated rhythm and an insane sense of humor." - VICE

"Julian Yuri Rodriguez stunned audiences... with C#CKFIGHT, a wicked, suspenseful, holy-shit-did-that-really-happen series of events shot in dark, gorgeous detail. Lake Mahar looks to follow that same formula, with added bougie humor." - Miami New Times


Miami International Film Festival, 2016
Cinequest Film Festival, 2016
Aspen Film Festival, 2016
Maryland Film Festival, 2016
Cleveland Film Festival, 2016
Taos Shortz Film Festival, 2016
Treefort Film Festival, 2015
Eastern Oregon Film Festival, 2015


Borscht Corp presents

Lake Mahar

a film by Julian Yuri Rodriguez & Ariel Castro

story by: Julian Yuri Rodriguez & Ariel Castro

director: Julian Yuri Rodriguez

executive producer: Lucas Leyva

producer: Grant Curatola

director of photography: Rob Leitzell

assistant to Mr. Yuri: June Morales

editor: Diego Meza-Valdes

arthur: Errol Portman

giana: Cy Davis

daughter: Megan Murphy

daughter 2: Sofia Elena Raffo

manuel: Carlos Mucha

tommy "pig boy": David Anasagasti

tim: Tim Meager

blacksmith: Big Red

production coordinator: Monica Sorelle

wardrobe: Aban Sonia

production designer: Esther Kim

sfx makeup: Antonio Alonso

sfx makeup assistant: Mariam Alonso

sound mix: Cory Czajkowski

slate lord Andres Meza-Valdez

gaffer: Bryan Sills

grip: Jay Shropshire

1st ac: Chuck Wong, Christopher Sten Garcia

art pa: Paige Preston

script supervisor: Keaton Fox

production assistants: Michael Toledo, Diego Lizarzaburu, William Garcia, Rob Padilla, Jackson Mcgrath, Chris Fernandez, Nathan Restrepo

commissioned by Borscht Corp.

2015 Miami, FL, USA

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