In a small town in Mexico, Diego is growing up in a family that lives day-by-day, where violence is equivalent to manhood. He struggles to fit in and prove his worth to his father because he is, by nature, a quiet and sensitive child. The threat of psychological and physical abuse from the older men in the family looms over Diego every day. One day, he finally meets someone he can relate to, while fully realizing the consequences of his family’s actions. Diego is left with a choice: will he follow in his family’s footsteps, or will he risk his life and follow his heart? By Sara Seligman, Germany/Mexico
Sara Seligman: Director, Producer, Writer
Sara was born and raised in Mexico. After graduating from CEFAC (Centro de Formacion Actoral) Sara moved to New York City to attend the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. In 2006 she enrolled the New York Film Academy’s Filmmaking program and finished the first year in December 2007 with her short film “Bendito el Fruto de tu Vientre” entering four film festivals around the world. Soon after she started working on TV pilots for ABC and HBO, feature films with renown directors such as Nicole Holofcener, and directing, producing and writing some new SESA productions projects. In 2009 Sara returned to NYFA to finish the 2nd Year from which she graduated May 2010 with her short thesis film “Hawkins Hill” playing in festivals now. Now, in LA she is back working on her own projects such as her current short film “Diego” and her feature film script “Falcon Lake” as well as freelancing for TV and Film projects.