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11 Years of Nightmares and a Wasted Lifetime

An original film by Roberto Collado Anzaldua

The Studio@620 invites you to the the regional premier of an original independent film "11 Years of Nightmares and a Wasted Lifetime" from director Roberto Collado Anzaldua on Friday May 21, 2010 at 8:00 PM.  Admission: Pay what you can at the door.









Veronica del Mar looses her hearing after a traumatic event in her life. She closes herself from the world that surrounds her until someone stirs a new feeling, a new point of view, a new world. She meets Fab, a young musician enthralled by her silence. Yet… Veronica remains in silence.
Gabe is a lost, young soul getting involved with the wrong people. He is slowly being taken into the world of drugs. His life is becoming a mess. He finds his reason in the signs of the everyday, the signs the world gives him. He finds his peace in Veronica and
the signs she gives the world. Yet… Veronica remains in silence.

See a short clip of the film here.

Director's Biography

Roberto Collado Anzaldua was born in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico on
January 16th 1985. He is the oldest of three boys born to Roberto Collado Martinez and Lucia Anzaldua Najera. He joined the Mexican Navy at the age of sixteen and moved on to become a pilot at the age of nineteen. Early in his college life, he began a great admiration for Maurice Maeterlink and Jerzey Grotowski, playwrights and theorists; Anton Chekov, playwright; and Constantin Stanislavski, actor and theater director. He began to study and admire films by director Luis Bunuel and Akira Kurosawa, director, screenwriter and painter. Roberto Collado, now at the age of twenty-five is a graduate from the University of Texas-Pan American with a degree in Theater, Film, and Television where he developed as an actor, screenwriter, director of photography, and director among other things. His most recent project has been his focus for the past three years. He began his project, 11 Years of Nightmares and a Wasted Lifetime, in early 2007 with the writing of the screenplay. After it was completed, during that Summer, He began an eighteen month preproduction period, during which he cast the film, scouted for locations, and design every bit of the project to be thought of – from principle photography to post-production. For this particular piece, he was inspired by theater theorist Antonin Artaud, music composer and critic Claude Debussy, film philosopher Rudolf Arnheim, screenwriter and director John Cassavettes, and painter Edgar Degas and Vermeer, among others. After the long and intense preproduction stage, the film was finally begun in January 2009 with a miniscule budget of six hundred dollars and a stable crew of two. After much sweat, pain and hours of hard work, it was finally complete by November of 2009. Roberto Collado, has begun work on several other projects that will take many more years to accomplish. He is working on three screenplays at the moment and has begun the preproduction for another. He has a lot of work ahead of him, but much more to say.

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