Manuela / 23:28 minutes
Artist name: Marco Castro
A wry tale about an up-and-coming actress. During a party Manuela finds out an ugly truth about her best friend.
Marco Castro is a self-taught film director/actor/photographer. His career began very young with performing, acting, and taking pictures. At 18 he worked as a make-up artist with François Nars and collaborated with photographers such as Nan Goldin, Brigitte Lacombe, David Lachapelle, and Elaine Constantine. Here he learned the importance of storytelling through images. He’s worked for Pedro & Agustín Almodóvar’s El Deseo and in 2005 with actor Loles Leon and son, Bertoldo, founded Emperactriz Films. Much of Castro’s still and moving art has been displayed in galleries, festivals, and museums;his work is worshiped. Currently he lives in Brooklyn, NY and is in pre-production for his first length feature film.