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.

Mención Especial del Jurado del Festival Internacional de Cine en Centroamérica
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El Chata es condecorado en el Festival Internacional de Cine en Centroamérica con una Mención Honorífica del Jurado
El Chata gana mejor Largometraje de Ficción en Colombia
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La «opera prima» del director Gustavo Ramos Perales gana mejor Largometraje de Ficción en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Pasto, Colombia. El
Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale – LIFFY
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El Chata de Gustavo Ramos Perales (Puerto Rico) se mostrará el 15 de noviembre a las 7pm en Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall St. New Hav
XXII Ícaro Festival Internacional de Cine en Guatemala
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El Chata será parte de la selección oficial del XXII Ícaro Festival Internacional de Cine en la hermosa Guatemala. Una vez más nuestro profundo ag
Selección Oficial del Festival Internacional de Cine de Pasto (Colombia)
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El Chata se estrenará en Colombia. La película será parte de la selección oficial del Festival Internacional de Cine de Pasto. Competirá en la ca

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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