SPARK





SHORT FILM, 2016




Director: Juan Martínez Vera
Producer: Diego Nájera, Tim Hautekiet
Cast: Gabriel Tarantini, Carlos Montilla, Ileanna Simancas



Inspired by the student protests that shook Venezuela in 2014, SPARK tells the story of Oscar, a 19-year old Venezuelan student who is detained after helping organize a protest against the violence in his country. Experiencing a media and Internet shut down, Oscar’s mother, Mariana and his friend, Alma use a Bluetooth-based software called SPARK to create a campaign that pressures their government to find Oscar.


Produced with the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Film Grant and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.