National Premiere of Ludwika Paleta-Led Film “Después” at the 2024 Guadalajara International Film Festival

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This Independent Film Sparks New Dialogues About Motherhood and Its Consequential Decisions.

New York, New York – In “Después,” highly acclaimed actress and one of the most recognizable figures in the Mexican entertainment industry, Ludwika Paleta, plays Carmen, a mother grappling with the incomprehensible death of her only son, Jorge (Nicolás Haza). Carmen’s journey to understand her son’s probable suicide challenges her understanding of motherhood. As she revisits her past – passions, identity, decisions, as well as the breakup with Jorge’s father – she confronts the loss of her own identity.

Reflecting on her experience, actress Ludwika Paleta remarked, “This film was a deeply personal journey, almost as if I were telling my own story, exploring a fine line between fiction and reality.” Ludwika has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations, including a nomination for the Ariel Award for Best Actress in 2006 for her role in “Rumbos Paralelos” (directed by Rafael Montero) and a Silver Goddess for Best Actress in 2014 for “No sé si cortarme las venas o dejármelas largas” (directed by Manolo Caro). Her work in television has also kept her a prominent and influential figure in the entertainment industry, with roles in popular series such as “La Querida del Centauro” (Telemundo), “Rubirosa” (Clarovideo), “Madre solo hay dos” (Netflix), “DOM” (Prime Video), and “Bellas Artes” (Star+).

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“Creating ‘Después’ has been an incredible journey of exploring the depths of human emotion and self-discovery,” says Sofía Gómez-Córdova, Director and Screenwriter. “This film delves into the complexities of loss, identity, and the unspoken bonds within a family. I am grateful for the support of our talented cast and crew, whose dedication has brought this story to life. With ‘Después,’ we aim to spark conversations about motherhood and the personal struggles we all face, reflecting the broader societal changes happening today.”

“Después” is a production of Brujazul in coproduction with Calouma Films, Simplemente, and Disruptiva Films, with production support from EFICINE, FOCINE, Filma en Jalisco, and private funding from Moonfall Productions and Toushka Ventures.

Executive Producer Moonfall Productions is dedicated to supporting influential films both in the United States and globally. “Releasing ‘Después’ at the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (FICG) is a significant milestone for us at Moonfall Productions,” says Bernardo Enciso, Executive Producer of “Después” and Founder & CEO of Moonfall Productions. “This prestigious festival provides an ideal platform to showcase influential films that resonate both in the United States and internationally. After starting and leading innovative technology companies such as SquareWorks Consulting, I believe I can bring a fresh and unique perspective to the film industry. This background, combined with our vision to support film projects that leave a mark in the audience, will position us for success. We’re excited to share ‘Después’ with a global audience and contribute to the vibrant cultural dialogue at FICG.”

Innovations in filmmaking are reshaping how movies are produced, distributed, and experienced. As an independent production company, Moonfall Productions is at the forefront of this change, expanding creative possibilities and providing more opportunities for filmmakers. Dedicated to producing films that challenge conventions and leave a lasting impact, Moonfall Productions seeks to collaborate with visionary filmmakers to create unforgettable stories across a wide range of genres, from independent films to mainstream hits.

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Moonfall Productions

Founded in 2023 by technology entrepreneur Bernardo Enciso, Moonfall Productions is dedicated to producing films that challenge filmmaking norms and leave a deep, lasting impression. The company collaborates with innovative filmmakers to craft unforgettable stories across various genres, from indie gems to mainstream hits, focusing on creating cinema that will be remembered for years to come.

Bernardo Enciso brings over 15 years of experience in technology to the film industry. Since 2016, he has led SquareWorks Consulting, developing proprietary SaaS automation solutions and building high-performing technology teams. Bernardo’s unique background and visionary approach position Moonfall Productions at the forefront of innovative and impactful filmmaking.

Sofía Gómez-Córdova

Sofía Gómez-Córdova, from Aguascalientes, Mexico, is a producer, editor, screenwriter, and director. A graduate of the University of Guadalajara, she co-founded the production house and post-production studio Brujazul in 2015, aiming to boost the film industry in Mexican provinces. She co-wrote “Somos Mari Pepa” (Dir. Samuel Kishi, 2013) and “Los lobos” (Dir. Samuel Kishi, 2019), the latter nominated for 13 Ariels and Best Ibero-American Film at the Goya Awards 2022. Her directorial debut “Los Años Azules” (2017) won the FIPRESCI award and the Mezcal Award for Best Director and Best Actress at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, and was nominated for an Ariel for Best First Work. Her second film as a director, “Después”, is currently in production.

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