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"Cry" directed by Carlos A. Hurtado
“Cry” directed by Carlos A. Hurtado

Carlos A. Hurtado’s fashion film “Cry” is an official selection and nominated for “Best Cinematography” at Canadian International Fashion Film Festival – October 26 and 27, 2020.

Hurtado describes his self-produced fashion film “Cry” as “a visual story of distance.” In the film two young women discuss love and life with the younger asking how will she recognize love and the elder explaining that our biggest fears can also be our most treasured gifts. The two models dialogue is highlighted by dreamlike film work shot on location in the heart of Mexico in the mountain regions of Guanajuato.

“The inspiration behind creating this project was to tell a story of an emotion that everybody can relate to, Love, and naturally weave that together with the beauty that is architecture, paintings, clothing, nature, and us,” says Hurtado. He adds, “Each element has a tale and history behind it.”

Cry has already garnered a total of 29 nominations in various festival categories in 2019 and 2020. “Cry” won Best Story at the Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival, Best Cinematography at the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival / International Fashion Film Awards, Best Costume Design at the Seattle Fashion Film Festival and Best Director award at the Croatia Fashion Film Festival.

Carlos Hurtado is a Mexican- American Cannes Film Festival / American Pavilion award winner (Hollygrove) whose work has been featured on ABC, CNN, Univision, Azteca, Telemundo, Spectrum News, Playboy radio, LATV, Moviemaker Magazine, Estrella TV and Alegria Magazine. Carlos Hurtado has created promotional material for such well-known brands as Nickelodeon, he’s directed music videos for groups like Latin Grammy nominated Voz de Mando, and his short films have garnered him 63 awards and more than 200 nominations.

Much of Carlos Hurtado‘s award winning films are inspired by nonprofit groups which he’s partnered with including Parents Against Cancer / Padres Contra El Cancer. Carlos Hurtado is extremely devoted to his hometown of Los Angeles, CA and often creates films pro bono for nonprofit organizations that serve his community. Time and again Carlos finds in these programs, and the people being served by them the inspiration required creating his award winning films. While the awards, recognition, and continued prosperity are well worth celebrating, Carlos Hurtado is most rewarded when he can share his talent for filmmaking with these wonderful community based organizations and the amazing people they serve.

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