Award-winning filmmaker Francisco Lorite has received a 2014 “Best Theatrical Short" Imagen Award nomination for his short film entitled “Mediation”. This
marks the second time Lorite is nominated for an Imagen – he previously won for his groundbreaking short film “Cuco Gomez Gomez is Dead”.
recognize and reward the positive portrayal of Latinos in all media, as
well as to honor
the achievements of Latinos in the entertainment and communications
The 29th Annual Imagen (Spanish for image) Awards will be presented at a gala black-tie dinner on Friday evening, August 1st, at the
Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom.
"Mediation" is the first project released by the brand new
Film/TV production company entitled Top Rebel Productions – the
brainchild of Francisco
Lorite, actor Freddy Rodríguez (“Six Feet Under”, "Night Shift”)
and veteran producer Bill Winett.
The short tells the story of a divorce mediation that spirals completely out of control for a husband (Freddy Rodriguez), his soon-to-be ex-wife
(Marley Shelton) and their court-appointed mediator (Lola Anthony).
Hollywood stereotypes, and present characters that are moving beyond the outdated stereotype, but also to tell stories they care about
on their own terms while inspiring audiences.
marks as well the actor’s new business venture and opportunity to increase his presence behind the camera.
under the Top Rebel Productions marquee, "Mediation" presents and sets the tone for the production company’s stable of projects and shows that
excellent production can be accomplished with little budget.
awards –including the prestigious Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Short, "Best Cine Latino" at the DC Film Festival, "Best Edited Short" at
the 2005 Manhattan Short Film Festival, and a Special Jury Honor presented by Edward James Olmos at the Los Angeles Latino International Film
mind: to write and direct. Lorite admits to teaching himself English, with a little help from a blue pocket-dictionary and "Three’s company"
reruns, in order to be able to start making a living acting in this country. Similarly, he credits his VCR for teaching him all he knows about
editing, writing, directing and calls Netflix his film grad school!
Here is a clip from "Meditation"