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Waiting for Sandoval

A film by David B. Carren

USA, Thriller/Fantasy, 2014
83 min, HD, Color/Black & White
English, Spanish with English subtitles

Director David Carren in attendance

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


Daniel Ortiz lost the only thing that mattered to him when his fiancée was murdered in the Central American jungle ten years ago. When he goes to a play focused on that painful era, he is suddenly pulled into the production, into the play itself, and finds himself in a Central American prison, trapped with the woman he loves. Will he save her? Will they get a second chance? Or will they die together in a place with no name or hope?

Audience Engagement Screening


About the director

davidCarrencopy wDavid Bennett Carren has directed, written or produced more than 200 films and television shows, including STAR TREK, MURDER, SHE WROTE, and WALKER, TEXAS RANGER. He earned a Silver Palm at the Mexico Film Festival for his first feature film, THE RED QUEEN. He is also the director of the Pan American Summer Television program (PAST) at the University of Texas Pan American. WAITING FOR SANDOVAL is the 20th feature film produced through PAST and was shot entirely with a student cast and crew at UTPA in Edinburg, Texas.


Producer: Cristy Ecaymuzquiz
Production Companies: UTPA Theatre Productions
Screenwriter: David B. Carren
Cinematographer: Rudy Davila
Editor: Rudy Davila
Sound Design: Michelle Calleja, Jon Gonzalez
Music: Rudy Davila
Cast: Jason J. Barrera, Perla Rodríguez, Fred Galvan, Mayra Guerrero

Print Source: David Carren, dcarren@utpa.edu



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