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La Paz

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About the Film

LA PAZ, is an intimate tale of Angel, a man who is tortured by the memory of his dead wife's infidelity. He seeks out and confronts Pablo, her last lover and whom he blames for her murder. Pablo is hiding from the law, in a small town in Mexico named 'La Paz'. Depressed by the death of Meli he welcomes the vengence that Angel brings. But Angel, driven by the mystery surrounding his wife's adultery and haunted by her murder, interrogates him. Pablo reveals Angel's wife as having led a double life. Angel discovers things are not what they appear to be and the woman these men loved, lived and loved them each differently. His need to know begins to probe the nature not simply of jealousy, but the dependency that it brings and the loss that it causes. Can Angel truly change who he is and is forgiveness part of that process.

In the end, this film would not be possible especially without the support of my family, relatives, and friends who worked tirelessly to make this little junior level film something special.

About the Filmmaker

Felix Martiz was born to immigrant parents; his father is Ecuadorian and his mother Mexican. He is the oldest of five siblings, and due to the poor environment he was raised in, film became a gateway for him to see the lives of others and the world at its full glory. His passion for cinema began at a young age, from the moment his elementary teacher showed him a film called 'The Red Balloon'. The viewing of that film changed him forever, "I craved to understand how a film could stir up so many emotions in me." His appreciation for the cinema only grew with every film he viewed. As a kid he began to write short scripts and with a camera, friends and family, he began to realize his stories. In High School he attended a video production course, where he made award wining PSA's (one from KCET). But after graduating High School, college was something he couldn't afford. He began working 9 to 5 job's for many years. During the various jobs he's had through life, he never stopped writing or making his short movies. Then one day "I finally accepted that this passion of film that I had, was more than just a hobby. So, I quit my job and went back to school." Through East Los Angeles College he was accepted into Long Beach State, there he entered the film program. In May 2009, he graduated from Cal State Long Beach Film School. As a student he's made four short films, one of them 'Cheating Hearts' won a Gold Remi Award for 'Best Dramatic-Short Subject Film' at the 42'nd Houston International Film Festival. His latest film La Paz was written and filmed during his last year in film school. La Paz is a Spanish language film that explores the psyche of human behavior. It has gone on to win the 'Rosebud Award' the highest recognition from the Cal Arts Media Festival. It is also playing festivals in Los Angeles and New York. Felix continues to write and is currently in pre-production for his independent feature directorial debut, Santiago.