For the last five decades, Baltazar Ushca has made a living harvesting glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador. His brothers, Gregorio and Juan, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a tale of cultural change in a small indigenous community and how three brothers have adapted to it.
Length: 15 minutes
Language: Spanish, Quichua
Director: Sandy Patch
Producer: Jeremy Yaches
Editor: Josh Banville
Executive Producer: Uros Anderlic, Pamela Tanner Boll
Composer: Andes Manta
Field Producer: Rodrigo Donoso
Supervising Editor: Jeremiah Zagar
Primary Cast: Baltazar Ushca, Gregorio Ushca, Juan Ushca
Sandy Patch has worked as an editor, colorist, engineer, and post consultant. He worked at Company 3 in Santa Monica, where he headed the company's digital lab, and currently works as a colorist at Final Frame Post, a boutique post house in Manhattan. This is his first film.