A Gustavo Ramos Perales Movie

El Chata is a story about survival in a hostile environment. It´s about staying in the fight and how in the middle of it, some manage to get back up and others don´t.
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SINOPSIS

Although Samuel has what it takes to be a boxing champion, he seems destined to receive blows like a punching bag. Now, at thirty, he has no choice but to become a sparring partner because nobody is willing to give him a chance. Even Joe, his former coach, who is training a new prospect, decides to put Samuel to the test. Unable to feed his family and with temptations all around him, all Samuel thinks about is getting back in the ring to prove to himself and to everybody else that his time in prison has changed him, that he is reformed and determined to win back his family and his son’s affection. Back in the old neighborhood once again, however, he learns the hard way that a fresh start won’t be so easy, that he has no choice but to keep his gloves on at all times. While the possibility of migrating seems to offer an opportunity to be reborn, Samuel knows that no matter where you go, the neighborhood is always within you.

Official Selection American Film Institute (AFI) American Film Festival
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Película Portorriqueña ‘El Chata’, de Gustavo Ramos, gana XII Festival de Islantilla
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Premio Luna al mejor largometraje, mejor guión para Gustavo Ramos Perales y Xenia Rivery y mejor música para Eduardo Reyes y Laura Rey en el Islanti
«El Chata» nominada en 7 categorías en Festival de Cine en Huelva, España
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CINE Y TV EL CHATA «El Chata» nominada en 7 categorías en Festival de Cine en Huelva, España August 16, 2019 Hoy salieron las Nominaciones
Selección Oficial New York Latino Film Festival
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Después de ganar varios premios en la gran manzana El Chata vuelve a New York y competirá con las mejores películas del cine latinoamericano de est
Gustavo Ramos Perales presenta el Chata en Calella Film Festival, Barcelona
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El Chata compite en el festival barcelonés en la categoría Low Budget con películas de numerosos países. El director Gustavo Ramos Perales asisti

A Gustavo Ramos Perales Movie

El Chata is a story about survival in a hostile environment. It´s about staying in the fight and how in the middle of it, some manage to get back up and others don´t.
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Title: El Chata
Genre: Drama
Director: Gustavo Ramos Perales
Producers: Gustavo Ramos Perales and Carmen Diaz
Executive Producers: Sandra Henar Huerto and Lizaida Rivera
Associate Producer: Annabelle Mullen
Cinematography: Willie Berrios
Script: Gustavo Ramos Perales and Xenia Rivera
Cast: Alexon Duprey, Mariana Monclova, Jose Gael Valentin, Modesto Lacen and Camila Monclova.
Running Time: 75 Minutes

SINOPSIS

Although Samuel has what it takes to be a boxing champion, he seems destined to receive blows like a punching bag. Now, at thirty, he has no choice but to become a sparring partner because nobody is willing to give him a chance. Even Joe, his former coach, who is training a new prospect, decides to put Samuel to the test. Unable to feed his family and with temptations all around him, all Samuel thinks about is getting back in the ring to prove to himself and to everybody else that his time in prison has changed him, that he is reformed and determined to win back his family and his son’s affection. Back in the old neighborhood once again, however, he learns the hard way that a fresh start won’t be so easy, that he has no choice but to keep his gloves on at all times. While the possibility of migrating seems to offer an opportunity to be reborn, Samuel knows that no matter where you go, the neighborhood is always within you.

CREW

GUSTAVO RAMOS PERALES
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El director puertorriqueño se estrena en el cine con "El Chata". Su manera de contar historias y su propuesta visual combinadas con su metódica dirección actoral y su obsesión por la estructura hace pensar que estamos frente a un joven talento que estará contando historias mucho tiempo
WILLIE BERRÍOS
Willie Berríos es uno de los Directores de Fotografía más experimentados y versátiles con los que cuentan las industrias del cine y la publicidad en Puerto Rico.
JUANJO CID
Su trabajo ha sido exhibido y ha merecido premios en el Festival Internacional de Documental de Ámsterdam (IDFA), Cinéma du Réel, El Festival Internacional de Cine de La Habana, entre otros. Entre sus trabajos más destacados está su colaboración en el montaje de Dólares de Arena de Laura Amelia Guzman e Israel Cardenas, el documental Nana de Tatiana Fernández y el premiado largometraje de ficción El Hombre que Cuida del director-guionista Alejandro Andújar.
XENIA RIVERY
Guionista, scriptcoach, docente y consultora de proyectos. 

The Sparring Partner, Gustavo Ramos Perales opera prima, is award in Spain, New York, Argentina and Chile. The film has been Screened at various prestigious festivals around the world. Soon will release in Washington D.C. and in Seattle.

CASTING

ALEXON DUPREY
Duprey se somete a un importante cambio físico para interpretar al protagonista de “El Chata” Samuel Villegas. Durante mas de dos años entrenó y aprendió a boxear
MARIANA MONCLOVA
Mariana Monclova interpreta con maestría a Susana, un personaje complejo e intenso. Luchadora por definición, una mujer capaz e íntegra, pero le falta confianza en sí misma.
MODESTO LACÉN
Reconocido por su estelar trabajo en las series de éxito internacional “Celia” y “The white slave” que le ha supuesto nominaciones a diferentes premios de prestigio.
JOSÉ GAEL VALENTÍN
El personaje de Samuelito lleva su corta vida negando a su padre pero realmente lo imita. Por eso pelea, es un hijo de la calle, y a ese ritmo, un delincuente en potencia. 

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