A run down construction-machine factory in Mexico City: Maquinaria Panamericana. The employees are happily winding down for the weekend, just like every Friday, except that this day a shocking event breaks their routine: their beloved boss, Don Alejandro, is found dead in the back of a warehouse. Soon this discovery leads to further ones: the company is bankrupt, the workforce have no prospects of employment elsewhere and no hope for any retirement funds. In a state of confusion, fear and grief they decide to hide his death and lock themselves in their dusty workplace to play out an improbable solution.
Original title: Maquinaria Panamericana English title: Pan-American Machinery Country: Mexico Production year: 2016 Format: DCP Son:5.1 Length: 86' Aspect ratio: 1:1.85 Frame rate: 24fps
Javier Camacho – Rubio, Israel Ruiz – Tonatiuh, Maria del Carmen Piña – Gertruda, Regina DuPacci – Arancha, Eduardo Castrejón – Pareja, Pedro Barbosa – Pedro, Franco Legorreta – Franco, Hilario Vega – Rodrigo, Rafael Velez – Don Alejandro, Javier Zaragoza – Jesus Carlos, Ramiro Orozco – Ignacio, Cecilia García – Juanita, Irene Ramirez – Soledad, Delfino Perez – Delfino, Edmundo Mosqueira – Celestino,
Cesar Panini – Goldenboy.
Director: Joaquin Del Paso Screenplay: Joaquín Del Paso & Lucy Pawlak Producers: Joaquin Del Paso (Amondo Films) & Susana Bernal (Black Maria) Executive Producers: Jaime Romandía (Mantarraya),
Co-Producers: Joakim Ziegler (Terminal Films), Estudios Churubusco Azteca, Santiago de la Paz Associate Producers: Pawel Tarasiewicz, Santiago Torres, Gabriel Herrera Torres, Mauricio de la Garza, Marcin Malatynski With the support of: The Polish National Film School Director of Photography: Fredrik Olsson Production Design: Lucy Pawlak, Paulina Sanchez Costume Design: Yupanqui Ramos Make Up: Antoine del Toro Editor: Raúl Barreras Sound: Santiago Arroyo Sound Design: Santiago Arroyo, Santiago de la Paz Post-Production Supervisor: Santiago de la Paz
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Guadalajara International Film Festival
Best Mexican Film & FIPRESCI Prize
Tucuman Film Festival
Best First Film
Leyva Film Festival
JOAQUÍN DEL PASO
Director / Producer
He was born in Mexico City in 1986. He completed courses in Film Directing and Scriptwriting at the International Film School in Cuba (EICTV). Afterwards he moved to Poland to study at the Polish National Film School in Lodz, from which he graduated with a Master in Arts degree. Joaquín lives now in Mexico City, he is the co-founder of Amondo Films, a film collective based in Warsaw, Delhi and Mexico City. He works as well as a cinematographer for fiction and documentary films and has received awards and nominations for his work behind the camera.
2016, Panamerican Machinery (Narrative Feature)
2013, Syjamski / Siamese (Short Film)
2012, Dream of San Juan (Documentary Feature, Co-directed)
2009, Czarna Góra (Short Fiction)
2008, The absolute truth of Thomas Schviefel (Short Fiction, Co-directed)
2007, Dialogue About an image (Doc., Short, Co-directed)