Manos Sucias

Spotlight

North American Premiere

USA, Colombia | 82 MINUTES

MANOS SUCIAS

Drama, Thriller, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, ‘Jacobo,’ a desperate fisherman and Delio, a naive kid, embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars of cocaine up the Pacific coast of Colombia. While Jacobo is a seasoned trafficker, young Delio is unprepared for the grim reality. Shot entirely on location—in areas that bear the indelible scars of drug trafficking and guerrilla warfare—director Josef Kubota Wladyka establishes a sense of place with meticulous sensitivity, capturing the visceral paradox of incredible vibrancy yet devastating poverty which permeate this war-torn region. Refusing to glamorize the drug trade, Manos Sucias instead offers a rare glimpse of its devastating effects. Executive Produced by Spike Lee.

-Holly Voges

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Josef Wladyka

Josef Wladyka’s shorts and commercials have screened at festivals around the world and on Jet Blue Airlines, which have earned him nominations for a Young Director’s Award and a Porsche Student Advertising Award. Wladyka holds an MFA from NYU Tisch Graduate Film where he won a Spike Lee Fellowship. Manos Sucias is the recipient of 2 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Awards and the Canon Camera Award.
Director
Josef Wladyka
Screenwriter
Alan Blanco & Josef Wladyka
Producer
Elena Greenlee, Márcia Nunes
Editor
Kristan Sprague
Cinematographer
Alan Blanco
Executive Producer
Spike Lee, Mary Regency Boies, Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen
Co-Producer
Mirlanda Torres Zapata, Carolina Caicedo
Cast
Cristian Advincula, Jarlin Martinez, Manuel David Riascos, Hadder Blandon

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Lauren Asher
Sunshine Sachs & Associates
West Hollywood, 90069
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US Sales Contact
Mark Ankner
Endeavor Content
Beverly Hills , CA 90212
Phone: 310 285 9000
mankner@endeavorcontent.com
Print Source
Márcia Nunes
Tenacious Productions
New York, 10011
Phone: 917 903 0642
marcianunes@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Márcia Nunes
Tenacious Productions
New York, 10011
Phone: 917 903 0642
marcianunes@gmail.com