Otto and the Electric Eel 2011

Andrew Zuchero & Duncan Skiles

In this modern adaptation of a Santeria myth, Miami bass legend Otto Von Schirach (playing the role of Chango, god of thunder) battles to keep an inter-dimensional creature (serpent god Damballah) from ruining his dinner date.

Duncan Skiles and Andrew Zuchero created this film for Borscht 7.

PREMIERE

New Orleans Film Festival, 2011

PRESS

"[One of Seven] Great Films to Look for from Borscht 7. Difficult to explain, but a perfect short film…. Our favorite from the show." - Complex

SCREENINGS

New Orleans Film Festival, 2011
HBO Latino Film Festival, 2011
Cineglobe Film Festival, 2015
Cinequest Film Festival, 2011
Brooklyn Film Festival, 2011
Gasparilla Film Festival, 2015
Incubate Netherlands Film Festival, 2011
New York International Latino Film Festival, 2012

CREDITS

Borscht Corp presents

Otto and the Electric Eel

a film by Duncan Skiles and Andrew Zuchero

writer: Duncan Skiles


directors: Duncan Skiles and Andrew Zuchero


executive producer: Lucas Leyva, Jonathan Kane


producer: Andrew Hevia


director of photography: Antal Steinbach


editor: Duncan Skiles


production designer: David Tamargo


starring: Otto von Schirach & Monica Lopez de Victoria


eel fx: Robin Comisar


glitch fx: Teddy Gage


original score by: Matt Veligdan


sound design: Otto von Schirach & Duncan Skiles


electric eel theme: Otto von Schirach


assistant camera: Juan Camilio Barriga


glitchtron engineer: Alejandro Espinosa


key grip: Malcolm Jolley


eel painter: Thomas Criswell


art director: Romain Gateau


key production assistant: Jack Elder


production assistant: Kayla Delacerda


publicist: Nick Ducassi


thanks: Brook Dorsch and the Dorsch Gallery, Jessica Gross, Jonathan David Kane, Lindsay Scoggins, Dave Goldstein, Ron Winter, Zach Shukan, Denae Hannah, Diania Merriam, Amanda Crockett


sponsors: Midtown Video, Film Trade

commissioned by Borscht Corp.

2012 Miami, FL, USA

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