• Director

    Fernando Lopez

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, Unknown, 15 minutes

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format

    Digital, Arri Alexa Mini LF

  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

Date, Time & Location:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Local • 13-02 44th Ave. • LIC, NY 11101


It’s Complicated: Five films that dive into who we are.


Set in South East Los Angeles, two estranged highschool best-friends reunite at the novenario ceremony for one of their deceased mothers. Over one night in their hometown, feelings resurface and past dynamics are bent in this slice of life narrative that explores the layers / intersections of machismo, culture and religion.


Fernando Lopez, Director, Writer
Jay Swuen, Director of Photography
Trent Nakamura, Producer
Jey Mckinley, Producer
Jonathan De La Torre, Key Cast, “Manuel”
Joseph Mercado, Key Cast, “Eddy”

Director Biography

Fernando Lopez is a queer, chicano filmmaker born & raised in Los Angeles. A film production graduate from Cal State Northridge—he is a fellow under Outfest’s Outset program and a mentee under Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative PA Intensive. Fernando continually strives to explore the intersection of identity & culture through narrative and photographic mediums.