Independent filmHuachicollero, Was honored at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and nominated for four Ariel Awards 2020Finally landed in Amazon Prime Video To be released to the Mexican public.
We believe that with this pandemic, it is time for people to watch movies from home
In an interview with INFORMADOR.MXfilm director Edgar Neto (“Massacre in San Jose” and “El Collgado”), they talked about the challenge that was Find a distributor to publish the movie in MexicoAfter passing film festivals and audiences in the US due to his nickname: “Huachicolero” – he is known to be someone dedicated to stealing and illegally selling fuel.
“After knocking on the doors a lot and shutting them down, we found that there is a possibility, and it’s Amazon Prime Video Direct,” he explained.
Although it’s not a traditional way to premiere a movie, Nito didn’t miss the opportunity for people to enjoy the story, because many of them are at home and enjoy streaming content.
“We believe that with the epidemic spreading, it is time for people to watch movies from home; we are very happy.”
“Huachicolero” between fiction and reality
Regarding the process of creating “Huachicolero”, Nito revealed that he had many inspirations and perspectives to create a scenario where the protagonist is a teen who delves into a subtle topic as huachicol.
“We wanted to take a personal story that developed in this context (…) He would give us an excuse to tell a story“, He said.
He added that the inspiration from his native Irapuato was also an important point in the film’s development. “This was happening near me. Because such things are not separated (…) If I had wanted to talk only about hatchycool, I would have made a documentary. “
However, Nito admitted that while developing the film’s script, they had to investigate huachicoleo, which at the time was very little information. “It was a lot of our imaginations,” he said.
As far as locations are concerned, the production is directed by Neto Choose “natural” And what is available to convert it into production value.
He stressed, “This is the way the whole film flowed, and this is how it flowed until its time in festivals.” “This magic was preserved all the time. In this sense it was very fun.”
I stressed that Eduardo Banda – “Huachicolero” hero and winner of Ariel Award for Best Inspiration Acting – was a major part of the movie, because it had to be originally from Irapuato. “When we found and saw her, We knew that shine I had“.
“When you lack a lot (in the movie budget), whatever shines in front of you is an opportunity,” Neto noted.
Part of this “nature” helped the production team and the cast to pressure each other into a collective gathering. To this medium Edgar said: “It is or not.”
Explosion in the distraction of an obstacle
It definitely affected us
So, The events that took place in Tlahweil Laban In 2019, they influenced the promotion of the film due to the topic they covered, despite the fact that the project has nothing to do with the fact that it left 137 people dead.
“It definitely affected us,” said Neto. “It is directly related as it is, not in the script, not in the movie, but it is clear that this explosion has something to do with the Huachicolio case and our movie is called ‘Huachicolero.’ In this sense, Lots of people think it has to do with it but it isn’tThe movie was shot two years ago. “
Edgar Neto explained that his release date was somewhat overlooked by the accident, which made him attract attention, but in Mexico it was an “agonizing” topic.
Edgar Neto’s goal with “Huachicollero”
When asked if there is an objective in the film, Neto said that in addition to fulfilling his personal purpose, Huachicollero aims to be a “message” for young people who find themselves in a situation similar to that of the hero and “think twice before making a decision lightly.”
Edgar Neto, inspired by reality
Edgar Neto is currently working on his next film, which is still in its infancy, but promises to be “more ambitious”. He also hopes that the health crisis caused by the Coronavirus will calm down a little to continue the creative process.
However, he announced that he had always been inspired by reality to create his works, such as the short film “Massacre in San José”, available at Its official website.
“ I almost always count on something going on in my country.Art is a mirror of reality. He concluded that the job of art is to leave something close to what was happening in your life here and now, but that does not mean that it cannot be fun and enjoyable.
Amazon Prime Video: What is “Huachicolero”?
The film tells the story of Lalu, a 14-year-old boy in love who seeks to convince a young woman with a gift, but the lack of money forces the hero to engage with a group of criminals who dedicate themselves to stealing fuel.
“Huachicolero” was well received internationallyTouring several prestigious festivals, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea was chosen as the inaugural film, and won the Orbit Prize at SITGES in Spain. Thanks to these confessions, the film was already distributed in the United States in 2020.
The “Huachicolero” crew completes that Regina RinosoAnd the Pedro JoaquinAnd the Bakasio LopezAnd the Leonardo Alonso s Fernando Biseryl, Among others.
The soundtrack for “Huachicolero” is original music Santa in the ClanWith an unpublished song for the tape entitled “My Guanajuato”.
Amazon Prime Video: “Huachicolero” Trailer
- You can watch “Huachicolero” in Prime Video Here.