Contrapelo is the story of a proud Mexican barber who is forced to shave the leader of a drug cartel. By the end of the shave, the Barber will find out that he and the Capo are not so different.
Screening in Shorts Program: Handle With Care
Length: 19 minutes
Director: Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer
Screenwriter: Liska Ostojic, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer
Producer: Molo Alcocer, Pin-Chun Liu
Editor: Oliver Harwood
Cinematographer: Carolina Costa
Executive Producer: Evan Anderson, Stewart Blair
Production Designer: Aashrita Kamath
Cast: Art Bonilla, Eduardo Roman, Brian Gomez, Hugo Medina, Chalo González, Martin Montero
Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer grew up in Mexico, where he trained daily in the art of creating, observing, and managing conflict in a household with his mother and sisters. In 2011, he attended the American Film Institute Conservatory with an emphasis in Directing. At AFI, he was given the 2012 Director’s Award Grant, and his thesis film, Veladora, received the Bridges/Larson Production Award.