Veneno: The First Fall Title Sequence

The origin and rise of the most famous wrestler of all time in the Dominican Republic, Rafael Sánchez aka Jack Veneno, and his arch-nemesis, José Manuel Guzmán aka Relámpago Hernández. Two childhood friends that, inspired by El Santo movies, became the biggest wrestlers and Dominican pop culture biggest icons.
It's 1966. Jack Veneno moves to NYC leaving his wingman Josema in an country submerged in crisis and social revolution. When he comes back three years later he finds a very different country, and a very much different friend, who now becomes his arch-enemy due to the fame and glory of becoming superstars in the ring of lucha libre.
Directed by Taba Blanchard.

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Marc Cordova




Director: Marc Cordova
Executive Producer: Riccardo Bardellino
Producer: Jessalín Victor
Cinematographer: Sebastian Cabrera
Editor: Marc Cordova
Production Designer: Marcia Perez, Marc Cordova
Music: Rita Indiana "El Juidero"
Additional Credits: Creative Director: Taba Blanchard, Posters designs: MODAFOCA, Posters Prints: Letralex, 1st AD: Carlos Cuervo


Spanglish Movies LLC
Public Film Contact
Marc Cordova
La Visual Sonora
Publicity Contact
Riccardo Bardellino
Sales Agent
Gustavo Aparicio
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Genre: Narrative Feature
Screening in: Title Design Program
Screening Section: Title Design Competition
Screening Category: Title Sequence
Country: ["Dominican Republic"]
Runtime: 02:40 mins