Harvest Season

A film by Bernardo Ruiz

This film was screened as a part of the 2019 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF22)

This feature was preceded by the short film Hooghan (Home)

Harvest Season


USA, Documentary/Immigration/Economics/Agriculture, 2018
83 min, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

Lush and luxurious, California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys are known for their top-notch wine making. The unsung heroes of the industry are the vineyard workers and small producers, who lovingly oversee all aspects of the wine-making process, from vine to vintage. Unfolding over the course of one of the most dramatic harvests in history, Bernardo Ruiz’s film follows three people whose lives are rooted in wine making, immersing the audience in the challenging and unpredictable process.

Austin Premiere



Bernardo RuizBernardo Ruiz is a two-time Emmy® nominated documentary director and producer based in New York. His directorial feature debut, REPORTERO, (POV, 2013) was dubbed “a powerful reminder of how journalism often requires immense amounts of physical and psychological bravery” by New York Magazine. HARVEST SEASON is his third feature and will air nationally on the award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens.



Producer: Bernardo Ruiz, Lauren Capps
Production Companies: Quiet Pictures
Screenwriter: Bernardo Ruiz
Cinematographer: Víctor Tadashi Suárez
Editor: Fiona Otway
Sound Design: Adriano Bravo, Alex Loew, Hannah MacDonald, Jim Choi, Annie Medlin
Music: Alaskan Tapes
Cast: Vanessa Robledo, Rene Reyes, Gustavo Bramvilla

Print Source: Andrea Cordoba, andrea.cordoba@quietpictures.com