World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Freddy Rodriguez

Country: USA
Language: English, Spanish

Running Time: 17min
Film Year: 2019
Category: IMDbPro Short Film Award

As the American government continues to wage a war against undocumented immigrants, thousands of families are being torn apart, forced to live underground and off the grid, with no safety net to catch their fall. “Malabar” tells the story of Celi, an undocumented mother of two who is trying to rescue her sister from being deported when her youngest son suddenly goes missing during a restroom stop. Unable to turn to the authorities for help, Celi has to embark on a frantic search through the Florida Backcountry to find him.

This film screens as part of SHORTS 2


Director: Freddy Rodriguez
Producer: Liz Pasillas, Freddy Rodriguez
Screenwriter: Freddy Rodriguez, Liz Pasillas
Executive Producer: Diliana Alexander, Freddy Rodriguez
Production Company: 66 Films, FilmGate Miami

Music: Shy Monster
Cinematographer: Laszlo Nador
Editor: Freddy Rodriguez

Cast: Adriana Bermudez, Miles Evan Windsor, Alvaro David Martinez, Elaine Del Valle, Gabriela Serrano, Coco Valencia, Carlos Delblec, Christopher Navarro

Freddy Rodriguez

Freddy Rodriguez in an EMMY and Promax/BDA award winning writer, director/dp, and editor and owner of 66 Films, a Miami-based creative video agency. Freddy counts numerous short films, TV commercials and music videos among his credits. Freddy recently wrote, produced, directed and edited the short film “Malabar.”