Cast: Kevin Balmore, Eliud Kauffman, Reza Salazar, Illiana Guibert
Crew: Producers: Audrey Esparza, Andrew McLain, Megan Channell, Gisela ChÍpe, Reza Salazar – Screenwriters: Carlos Ibarra – Director of Photography: Matthew Mendelson – Production Design: April Lasky – Editor: Rebeka Piñón-Cassidy – Original Song: Pablo Languine
Inspired by a true story, Con Dios is a short film centering around an immigrant family struggling to carve out a life in America. Seventeen-year-old Pablo Sanchez is an aspiring architect whose parents long for him to go to college. But with no clear path to citizenship, college is little more than a dream. While his family figures out how to pay tuition and the unopened college acceptance letters pile up on his desk, Pablo struggles with the depression that comes from realizing the American dream is only open to some.
Carlos Ibarra is an actor, writer, director and producer. Carlos wrote and produced the award-winning short “Botes al Amanecer.” His feature script “Corredor” was a 2nd Round Qualifier at the 2014 Sundance Institute Writer’s Lab and a NALIP Media Market Finalist. In 2015, Carlos became the first Latino to run across America. His journey can be seen in the docu series “Run Carlos Run.” Currently, Carlos works as a Development Executive at 141 Entertainment.