El vigilante / The Night Guard

A film by Diego Ros

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

This feature was preceded by the short film La suerte del salao (Unlucky’s Luck)


El vigilante


Mexico, Drama, 2016
75 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

The night guard at a construction site is interrogated about a crime he witnessed, that had taken place the previous night down the street from his booth. After being questioned by police and falling into contradictory statements with his partner, a series of strange situations begin to take hold in what becomes a very long and extraordinary night.

Regional Premiere


Diego RosBefore going into writing and directing, Diego held a long career as an editor and post producer, participating in a wide range of projects, from Mexican telenovelas and high end commercial TV spots, to independent dramatic features and documentary shorts. These experiences were very helpful when making his own movie. Working from a grant by the Mexican Film Institute, EL VIGILANTE is Diego’s first effort as writer, director and producer. It received Best Film and Best Actor awards at the Morelia International Film Festival.



Producer: Diego Ros, Jack Zagha, Yossy Zagha, Laura Pino
Production Companies: Vigilante Cine, Avanti Pictures, FOPROCINE
Screenwriter: Diego Ros
Cinematographer: Galo Olivares
Editor: Diego Ros
Sound Design: Miguel Hernández, Mario Martínez Cobos
Music: Miguel Hernández
Cast: Leonardo Alonso, Aria Gallegos

Print Source: Gloria Mascorro – Mexican Film Institute IMCINE,