“Supporting film production that educates, inspires and edifies is our new purpose to support our mission of mitigating stress for a balanced lifestyle.”
That’s the mantra Puerto Rican filmmaker Alba Enid Garcia lives and operates by as she pursues a bigger scale feat with her latest conceptual fantasy horror, Qiya, through 501(c)3 non-profit, Coach 2 Edify. The title, which is Quechuan for “moon”, invokes a creative approach to the horrors, trials and tribulations faced by migrants to this day as the film is based on the stories of parents in various articles and interviews since 2018.
After the death of her father due to violence, Qiya and her mom leave Perú in search of the American dream. They run to the land of the free and the home of the brave. When they reached the border reality strikes…the American nightmare.
The shortfilm itself will have a fifteen minute run, with Garcia aptly applying her experience in puppeteering and live-action animatronics as she has in her previous works like Dangerously Ever After, The Happy Prince, Dak’Toká Taíno (I Am Taíno), and 2015 award-winner, Time Space Reflections.
The teaser is now online and with a headlining cast that features Laura Aguinaga (Ray Donovan, Inside The Rain), and introduces title star and young actress Luna Aviles in her own screen debut. Check out the trailer above, and visit the Coach2Edify page to learn more on how you can help grow this project even more.