A Film Directing graduate has recently been signed up to direct an international co-production by Aconite Productions (Glasgow) and Rustic Canyon Pictures (New York). This will be the first feature film by Inma de Reyes, who graduated in 2018.

The film, Me Llaman Torero (They Call Me Torero), about twelve-year-old Borja who is torn between tradition, controversy and identity as he aspires to fulfil his family’s dream of becoming a bullfighter.

Inma’s graduation short film To be a Torero was well-received when it screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2018, and this is where Inma and the film’s cinematographer Theodor Solin (who graduated from the Film & TV programme at Edinburgh College of Art in 2018) were headhunted for this new project.

To be a Torero trailer

"Inma de Reyes and Theodor Solin were headhunted for the new project after a screening of To be a Torero at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2018."

The short film still continues to travel the world at festivals as they work on the feature. They have also added to their team another Film & TV graduate, Stephen Horne (who graduated in 2016), who will be the film’s Editor and Colourist.

In addition to this success, Inma has been selected by Bridging the Gap's panellists to direct the short film Vivir Bailando, commissioned by Creative Scotland. The short, which will be produced by Prof Noe Mendelle, Director of Scottish Documentary Institute (a research centre at Edinburgh College of Art), will premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2019.

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