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ADRIFT
 
ADRIFT
 
World Premiere

Director: David Salazar & Francisco Salazar

United States, 2015, 22min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2016
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Michael Gallo, Carolyn McCandlish
Crew:  Producers: David Salazar, Francisco Salazar - Screenwriters: David Salazar, Francisco Salazar - Cinematographer: Andrew Musso - Editor: Andrew Musso
Email:  Lacuartaproductionsgmail.com

synopsis
On her way home from College, a young girl meets a hitchhiker who changes her life.

director
Francisco Salazar has directed a number of short films, including "Adrift," “Messenger” and “Conciliation.” The films were selected into various film festivals including the Long Island International Film Expo, the Sunscreen Film Festival, Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival and Big Apple Film Festival. He has also worked as a producer of a number of shorts, including “Last Game” which was selected at the Asians On Film Festival, New York City Filmmakers Film Festival and International Festival of Manhattan. He also recently produced the short film “Late Text,” which had its world premiere at the Indie Spirit FIlm Festival. He has also worked extensively as an Assistant Director and most recently he worked on the award winning short film "Mother of the Week" starring Emmy Winner Jennifer Jiles. He also worked on the feature film “Spell” starring Novella Nelson (“The Devil’s Advocate” 1997) and produced by Patrick Cunningham (“Martha Marcy May Marlene,” 2011). Francisco has also worked with distribution under the companies: FilmBuff and Latin Post. Francisco holds a Masters in Media Managment and Studies at the New School and a BA in Film Production/Studies with a Minor in Italian at Hofstra University. He is currently in pre-production for his feature film “THE NEXT PAGE.”

David Salazar has directed several short films with his brother including “Conciliation,” "Adrift" and “Messenger.” These films have went on to screen at the Long Island International Film Expo, the Sunscreen Film Festival, Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival and Big Apple Film Festival. David has also worked as producer on “Last Game,” “Late Text,” and “Closing In.” He recently served as Director of Photography on the short film "Infinite." In addition to his work as a director and producer, David has also worked in a number of capacities in the film industry including Production Manager on the feature film “Spell.” He edited the documentary "Buffalo Nation: The Children are Crying," which was recipient of the Best Documentary Award at the Long Island Film Expo. He is currently working on the upcoming documentary feature "The Life and Art of Matt Sesow." Additionally, he has worked as a Camera Assistant for Verizon, and MasterCard. He also worked as Digital Imaging Technician for the program “Critical Debrief” featuring renowned American attorney Kenneth Feinberg. David has also worked extensively with an upstart Theater Company Shades of Grey as violinist and performed the New York premieres to “Peace/Piece of Mind” and “Sterntaler.” David holds a Masters at the Fordham University in Media Management and a BA in Film Production/Studies and Journalism at Hofstra University. He currently works with Latin post as feature reporter and producer of the web series' Sport Domination and Reel Salazar. He is currently in pre-production for his feature film “THE NEXT PAGE.”


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