mister tierra bomba
- Bogotá Audiovisual Market BAM Projects (Colombia) 2015
- Festival Villa del Cine Work in Progress Competition (Colombia) 2020
- Bogotá Audiovisual Market BAM Screenings (Colombia) 2021
“Mister Tierra Bomba” is a film about self image in an era of ubiquitous social media and overflooding of images, but also about our social masks we wear. Social media helps us stage our lives and create alter egos. How do we want others to see us? Who do we want to be? What do we want to show? Who are we really? The title itself is a commentary on how we conceive, define and present ourselves to others: "Mister Tiera Bomba" is a playful variation of "Mister Cartagena", the title Cristian gives himself in the film. The documentary is an exploration of this intermediary space between Cristian and his digital persona.
Cristian, an Afro-Colombian youth, does what he thinks is right in a struggle to become more visible in society: he enrolls in acting school, posts more and more photos of himself on social media and accepts mysterious offers to catapult his career. Josephine, the director with the camera, reveals how Cristian stages and edits his life over a span of five years time, turning it into what he has always dreamt of – acting in a film.
**A Boyhood-like coming-of-age film about a millennial struggling to give his life meaning and direction**
Duration and Data Sheet: 90 min, DCP / Blue Ray / DVD, Color, 1.85 aspect ratio, 2021
Topic: biography, minorities, social networks
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Production company: Global Eyes Production, Black Frame Digital, Imán Music (Colombia)
Sales: Global Eyes Production
Merchandising: photo book