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NUEVO RICO is a bold venture in creating Latinx-Futurism. A brother and sister stumble upon a celestial secret that changes their lives forever and propels them into Reggaetón stardom, but they soon discover that their newfound fame comes at a deep price. The narrative aims to put a spotlight on contemporary issues facing Puerto Rico, exploring the future of its culture, the effects of commercialization and its current colonial status.

In English, Spanish, with English subtitles.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    16 minutes
  • Language
    English, Spanish
  • Country
    United States, Puerto Rico
  • Rating
    Strong Language,Drug Use,Mature Themes,Violence
  • Note
    Animated Short
  • Director
    Kristian Mercado Figueroa
  • Screenwriter
    Kristian Mercado Figueroa, Juan Arroyo
  • Producer
    Debora Perez, Kate Chamuris, Angel Manuel Soto
  • Executive Producer
    Jackie Cruz, Maitreya Yasuda, Mike Anderson, Jeff Hood, Kristian Mercado
  • Cast
    Jackie Cruz, Antonio Vizcarrondo, Fernando Ramos
  • Animator
    Angélica Agélviz, Raymo Ventura, Miguel Mena, Trung Bao, Rafatoon, Daniel Cuervo