Director, producer. Developed and directed 24 episodes of the series Strange Medicine for Fusion and Univision. Her narrative feature film and opera prima Capsules participated en more than 30 international film festivals: HBO NYILFF, LALIFF, SFFF, Guadalajara’s Film Festival, Trieste, Latin Film Festival of Chicago, among others; and winning awards: Gran Cine, Best Film, Best Editing and Best Art Direction. Soon she will direct her second feature film project Salina that has already won development awards and recognition from Sundance Institute. Other projects: Ixchel and the lake, and Eros.
Mixed media artist. Her art has been exhibited at museums and important international biennials, earning awards. Riedel’s photographic series Neo Geo-Graphy and Mestizas stand out in permanent collections as the Museum of Latin American Art -MOLAA- and others. Her installations and video arts as Armored Tuk Tuk, won awards at: Gramao’s Festival in Montecatini, Brasil; Latin American Film Festival of Dublin and BID Biennial in Washinton, D. C., USA.
ANVER FILMS S.A. is a company dedicated to film and
audiovisual productions, with excellent results in creative
direction and artistic projects including Feature films,
short promotional video art, documentaries and commercials,
many of which have won awards internationally.
ANVER FILMS offers a large offices and rooms with a
professional team, with the latest
technology in editing and design.
Feature film. 103 minutes.
FONSI is an apparently privileged 12 year old boy. As we get to know
his dysfunctional family, his world begins to crumble in a matter of hours.
Due to a series of unexpected events, each character changes drastically,
facing a crude reality.
Transmited by Cinelatino.
Julia, a 13 years old girl, works at a salinera with his grandfather and her 8 years old brother. After her grandfather's death, Julia must follow the plan to seek her US migrant father with her brother looking for a better future. Children bet their gamecock and earns enough money for Julia's trip. However, they need more for José. Now all the town seems to be a risk for they can survive. They had an incredible opportunity and decide to undertake their journey. However children trafficking networks are waiting for victims in the border.
- 200% increase in child trafficking.
- Earnings are equivalent to 2.7% of GDP.
- 31% missing victims.
UNICEF and CICIG statistics (2016).
A COPRODUCTION BETWEEN
ANVER FILMS (VERÓNICA RIEDEL)
LA CASA DE PRODUCCIÓN (JAYRO BUSTAMANTE)
BETTA FILMS - COSTA RICA (AMAYA IZQUIERDO)
Original story ("Kiko"): Verónica Riedel.
Written by Verónica Riedel, Jayro Bustamante and César Díaz.
Location: Escuintla, Guatemala.
Veronica Riedel - Creator, Director and Producer of "Strange Medicine".
24 episodes (12 in Spanish, 12 in English)
Follows Dr. Juan Rivera on his search for the strangest cures and most exotic medicines around the world. Dr. Juan is adventurous and unrelentingly curious -- however, he's no Bear Grylls. It's Heart of Darkness meets Anthony Bourdain with a healthy slice of Fear Factor. Join Dr. Juan as he (reluctantly) faces off with alligators, peyote, and poisonous snakes in his search for ancient remedies, treatments, and contemporary medical discoveries.
Dr. Juan Rivera - Internist and Cardiologist. He was the Chief Medical Correspondent for Univision and Telemundo/NBC Network.
Synopsis: A 3 minutes video of the 'someone's got to do it' job, and the frustration that comes with playing the housewife role in a male oriented society.
Duration: 2:30 min.
Synopsis: Video Art from the Collection "Look Together", dedicated to children with Down syndrome.
Duration: 1:15 min.
Synopsis: My intention with this video is to take the viewer to the most intimate spaces of those rituals where all the emotions and human needs mix, and where the power of the divine is linked to the monetary values and the credulity of the people.
Duration: 2:47 min.
Synopsis: This video is a documentation of the movement of an armored motorcycle taxi around the city, which is popular as a solution to urban violence. The only star of this video is the motorcycle taxi. Walk across the city from the most elegant areas to hazardous areas of the country. Urban violence has no area and not seen, but arises unexpectedly at any time.
TUK TUK which is the common name given to a common mototaxi. The motorcycle taxis are imported from Asia and have become very useful in many Latin American countries. They are ideal for informal transport and economic development.
Duration: 7:29 min