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Have you seen Santo?


Official Selection of the Women's Film Festival 2016

Art In Motion & Florescio Films present "Santo," a short film using dance to depict the dangers of abusive relationships. Domestic abuse, both emotional and physical, has been an issue plaguing relationships for centuries.
Nearly, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime, and 1 in 3 female homicide victims are murdered by their current or former partner every year.


Even with the increasing media attention and advances in women rights, domestic abuse still lives in the shadows, with most domestic violence never being reported. This means more women, children, and men, both hetero and homosexuals are suffering in silence and risking their lives with each continued silent day.

This film project is using the silent but powerful art of dance to raise awareness on the dangers of staying in abusive relationship. Starring world champion Philadelphia dance company Art in Motion Latin Dancers we plan on telling the story of a group of women and their struggle in deciding whether to stay or go and the rollercoaster they're on.

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The Crew:
Director/Writer: Stephanie Ramones //
Director of Photography: Patrick Florescio

Produced by:
Patrick Florescio, Florescio Films
Kris Mendoza, Maestro Filmworks
Stephanie Ramones, Florescio Films

A Cam Operator: Dan Leung
MōVI M15 Operator: Andrés Torres //
DIT/Assistant Director: Erik Lu //
Assistant Camera: Graham Wolfe
Grip: Bobby Daimon
Production/Dancer Assist: Trixy Lora
Primary Choreographer: Darlin Garcia
Second Choreographer: Liz Becerra
Make up/Hair/Props/Wardrobe: Samantha Ivelisse Bastone
Costumes: Issa Beltran DiSciullo
Craft Services: Tisa Davenport

The Cast:
Dance Team: Art In Motion Latin Dancers //
Leading Actress and Dancer:
Liz Becerra
Leading Actor and Dancer: Darlin J Garcia

Supporting Cast:
Marina Lopez
Angel Peguero
Sharonne Vinokurov
Watson Saintsulne

Special Thanks to Resolution Rentals and Globe Dye Works

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