14 min - 2009
Country: Australia / Colombia
Language: English / Spanish


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A young South American man struggles to build a new life for his wife and children in Australia. Dreams turn to lies. Lies become reality.Does he have the will to see the light of Amanecer?

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Juan
MATIAS STEVENS

Andrea
JESSICA CHAPNIK

Mariana
AVITAL GREENBERG-TEPLISKY


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Director / Writer / Editor - ALVARO D. RUIZ

Producer -ULYSSES OLIVER , LUCI TEMPLE

Director of Photography- ROSS GIARDINA

Composer- PATRICK NELLESTEIN

Production Designer - KATE CAMPBELL

Sound Design - PATRICK NELLESTEIN , JAVIER GARCÍA

Costume Design- KATE SCARDIFIELD

Mentor - CLAUDIA KARVAN

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  Best Actor - Matias Stevens
Colourfest Film Festival - Australia. 2011.

Best Short Film

Sydney Latin American Film Festival - Australia. 2009.

Best Editing
El Espejo Short Film Festival– Bogotá, Colombia. 2010.

1 of 10 great independent short films from the 2000s
- ScreenJunkies

"Amanecer" kicks off border stories at LALIFF–ArtsBeat LA

The dawn of "Daybreak"
– Sydney Film School
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  2013 - 2012
Coruña Film Festival - Spain. 2013.
Buga Film Festival - Colombia. 2013.
Colombian Film Festival New York - 2013.
Barrio Latino Festival. Marrickville - Australia. 2013.
Colourfest “Harmony Day” - DVD – Australia. 2013.
One World Festival – Hornsby, Australia. 2013.
Shorts on “Harmony Day: Many stories, one Australia
- Beechworth, Vic, Australia / Bodertown, SA, Australia. 2013.
Colombian Film Festival – Medellín, Colombia. 2012.

2011
Popayán Short Film Festival - Colombian Shorts, Colombia.
Lumiere Short Film Festival
- In Comptetition - Cartagena, Col. Barichara Int. Film Festival - In Comptetition, Colombia.
Colourfest Film Festival
- In Comptetition, Australia.

2010
Santafe de Antioquia Film Festival - (Pandora's Box) Colombia.
Cortópolis Film Festival – Cordoba, Argentina.
Colombian Cinema Showcase – Los Angeles, USA.
Lateinamerikanishes Film Festival - Mainz, Germany.
SandFly Film Festival – Jervis Bay, Australia.
Travelling SandFly Film Festival – Nowra, Australia.
El Espejo Shorts Film Festival – Bogotá, Colombia.
Kimsa International Short Film Gathering – La Paz, Bolivia.
Festival International Short Film Week – Cochabamba, Bolivia.
The Short Film Night (selection of Australian Shorts) - Perú.

2009

La Habana Film Festival - Cuba.
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival - USA.
Shorts Film Festival – Adelaide, Australia.
Sydney Latin American Film Festival - Australia.
Bogotá Film Festival – Colombian Shorts Competition.
Dungog Film Festival - Dungog, Australia.
Villa de Leyva Film Festival – Colombia.
Chia International Film Festival – Colombia.
Manizales Short Film Festival– Colombia.
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Matias Stevens - IMDB
Matias is an Australian born actor, who grew up in Chile from the age of 6. He returned from South America at the age of 21, and became involved with numerous short films and theatre productions, and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA).
During his three years at NIDA, Matias performed in more than seven plays and wrote and directed a play for the NIDA short play festival called "At the bus stop". Recently, he starred as Manuel Rodriguez Ojeda, in the Chilean TV series “Adios al Séptimo de Línea”.

Jessica Chapnik - IMDB
Jessica is an Australian-Argentinean actress and musician, whose credits include Legend of the Seeker (USA Disney ABC) & Home and Away. She trained for two years in New York at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, founded by playwright David Mamet. As a musician she has toured internationally playing with Sarah Blasko, and has done vocals for Ben Lee, Kahn Brothers and the sound track for The Square. She currently works in her solo musical debut project, Appleonia. For Amanecer, she co-wrote with Alvaro & performed the song Sígueme (Follow me).

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| Bogotá, Colombia.

 
Jessica Chapnik
Matias Stevens