las gitanas follows a young latino and a group of hustlers over the course of a night in los angeles. it explores chance interactions amongst disparate souls and the common pulse that binds them.


filmed in echo park and east hollywood, california. digital video. 16 minutes. 2015.


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"...the point here is not to moralize, and the stakes aren’t conveyed in any traditional sense. The dark urban landscape takes on an otherworldly quality. There’s some kind of throbbing spiritual energy that cleanses wrongdoings as soon as they are committed. Director Matthew Anderson weaves it together with elegance and vibrancy, focusing on confused/lost/seedy characters, but treating them with an uncommon humanity. It’s a beautiful and tender work with a lively cast and transcendent final sequence." - NoBudge.com


screenings

2018

19th Cellu L'Art Kurzfilmfestival Jena
2017
24th Mardi Gras Film Festival, Australia
35th Int'l Film Festival of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay

2016
46th Tampere Film Festival Tampere, Finland *Nominated Best Fiction Film
Interfilm International Short Film Festival, Berlin

The Phi Center's Best of Winterthur, Montreal

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San Diego Latino International Film Festival, California
Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine

13th International Kurz.Film.Spiele Konstanz, Germany
9th Northern Wave International Film Festival, Iceland
32nd PUBLICYSTYKA International Film Festival, Poland 

Alter-Native Int’l Film Festival, Targu Mures, Transylvania

2015

Wintherthur Kurzfilmtage, Switzerland 

Cheri Cherie's LGBTQ Film Festival, Paris
Mezipatra Film Festival, Prague

Cine+Mas San Francisco (CMSF) Latino Film Festival, California

Festival of Nations, Austria 

Human Resources Los Angeles, California
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press
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starring sergio alvarez, michelle ortiz, edgar edgerly, tanya barjas, michael sasso, harry karp, mikandrew perdaris, tad coughenour, precious holloway, and carey fox.
produced and directed by matthew anderson. cinematography by ava benjamin. co-edited with brendan vaughan.

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