A castaway in his delirium is thrown into the unspeakable to find his nephew on the East coastal waters of Puerto Rico, while experiencing the ravages of the historical category V Hurricane Maria (2017) immersed among souls in pain. At his side, Hurricane Maria is transfigured as a woman that appears with a cameraman, who accompany the castaway on his journey, while facing his most terrible moments to achieve his freedom. It is a struggle of masculine and feminine energies, combined with an inescapable dose of religious elements, African archetypes and poetry petals. Summed to the fictional story, the project serves as a documentary diary of images of the real Puerto Rico after the Hurricane Maria (2017) -with distinguished acting voices of New York, Miami, California and Puerto Rico-, being the first Short Film dedicated to the thousands of lives that died because of this impressive historical phenomenon.
Автор: Dr. Ariel Orama
Участники: Director - Dr. Ariel Orama Lopez, Jordan J. Ortiz
Ariel is a Puerto Rican professional actor & psychologist. He is a collegiate actor of the Colegio de Actores of Puerto Rico, a certified Executive Coach (specialized in Crëative Life Coaching) from TISOC, Barcelona, Spain and a licensed clinical psychologist. He was selected as a finalist of Taller TELEMUNDO: actores, in Miami, directed by the well-known actress nominated for an Oscar in the movie Babel (2006), the distinguished Mexican actress & professor Adriana Barraza. He is an Assistant Professor of Drama and Psychology at University of Puerto Rico - Humacao.
Ariel Orama has worked in commercials, theatre, short films, indie films, documentary, series, television, media writing, and voice-overs, summing more than 200 projects in arts (2001-2013). He is also a composer and singer: one of his songs (Seré/I’ll be) was selected for the Puerto Rican dramatic documentary The Eyes of the People (producers: Roberto Ponce & Gladys Albino) and his song (Alto Vuelas/ Flying Higher) was selected as the official Puerto Rican song for the World March from the Peace, celebrated in Argentina and New Zealand.
He performed in fourteen Short-Films in California during his NYFA training in Acting for the Film (Los Angeles). Recently, he was selected as the Creative Coach & Consultant for the television program Idol Kids Puerto Rico (from the recognized English franchise Idol ©) and have offered courses at the Colegio de Actores de Puerto Rico and other relevant forums about Psychology of Character.
Ariel directed and starred on the Puerto Rican Short-Film ESTEB∆N, which received national and international laurels and/or nominations (Director’s Choice: Best Film, Top Ten Film, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing & Best Music) in following contexts: Spain, California, Orlando and Puerto Rico. He received laurels and prizes from Italy, Martinique and Spain for his Short Film Cielos Negros (main character and producer) and then presented his Short Films ESTEBAN and A Mis Queridos Reyes at NY (NYU and The Motherland Resists Collective Project).
The Puerto Rican actor has received different awards in performing arts, including Best Direction Selection, Best concept, Best actor & Best Script. Ariel was one of the five recipients of the Sor Isolina Ferré Medal in Education of the Government of Puerto Rico, unique National distinction in service and education.
Dr. Orama is member of the new movement Voces Unidas por el Cine Puertorriqueño and this special project has been presented on Telemundo (Acceso Total) expressing about of all this wonderful initiatives and his vision about the film in the Island.