Hurray for the Riff Raff – Pa’lante

Published on November 10, 2022
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! 2019 SXSW Film Festival Jury Award Winner | Music Video

https://directorsnotes.com/2019/04/23/kristian-mercado-figueroa-palante/

Official Selection at:
New Orleans Film Festival
Miami Film Festival
Havana Film Festival
Atlanta Film Festival
Cinequest Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival
Urbanworld Film Festival
All Voices Film Festival
Nantucket Film Festival
HBO New York Latino Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
HollyShorts Film Festival
SF Shorts: San Francisco International Festival of Short films
Richmond International Film & Music Festival
Bushwick Film Festival
Austin Music Video Festival
Harlem International Film Festival
Boston Latino International Film Festival
Boston Underground Film Festival
Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
New York City Independent Film Festival
St. Louis International Film Festival
International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival
La Guarimba International Film Festival
Festival de Cortos de Bogotá – BOGOSHORTS
WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
All Fest Short Film Program
All Voices Film Festival
Inaugural Ville Fest

Winner:
The American Diversity Award in Official Latino Short Film Festival
Frame light: Short Focus 2018 Winner Best Short
NiteHawk Shorts Fest Music Driven Winner
NiteHawk Shorts Fest Audience Award Winner
Rincon International Film Festival Puerto Rico Audience Choice Best PR MV Winner
Rincon International Film Festival Puerto Rico Best PR MV Winner
Showdown X Music Video Festival Best Editing
Global Music Awards Outstanding Achievement Winner
Independent Shorts Awards Winner
Miami Short Film Festival Finalist

Press:
Remezcla SXSW: https://bit.ly/2L9NnDm
Rolling Stones Top Ten: https://bit.ly/2EuEpf7
Pitchfork’s Top Ten: https://bit.ly/2Gvxtkl
NowThis: https://bit.ly/2OuRY4m
NPR: https://n.pr/2kg5dnN
SPIN: https://bit.ly/2NQjlRc
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PASTE Magazine: https://bit.ly/2PHu3Ls
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PRI Radio: https://bit.ly/2Csraut
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Sojourners: https://bit.ly/2OuczFX
Wearemitu: https://bit.ly/2AhtyT7
Latino Rebels: https://bit.ly/2OucCl7
Remezcla: https://bit.ly/2CuK4R4
The Muse: https://bit.ly/2q7eP7D

Donate to the Prima Relief Fund
PRIMAFUND.ORG

Prima is a collective dedicated to sustaining Puerto Rico’s Independent Music Community following Hurricane Maria.

ATO Records
Song by Alynda Mariposa Segarra

Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa
Aka Kris Merc

Starring
Mela Murder as Milagros
Kareem Savinon as Manuel
Amethyst as Baby Linda

Introducing
Kylie B as Maria

Director of Photography Rudolf Costin
Editor Michael Reuter EDITBAR
Story by Kristian Mercado Figueroa

Director Rep Reprobates – Doug Klinger
Production BabyPanther
EP Andrew Nisinson
EP Avtar Khalsa
Producer Yanira Figueroa Velázquez
Producer Matthew Glueckert
Producer Luis E Mendez
Assistant Director Tiffany Stephens
Story Supervisor Tiffany Stephens
Locations Luis Mendez
Casting Director Christina Morales
Driver Daniel Maldonado
Event Organizer Nora Cruz
Additional Locations Balois Cora, Emily Iraola, Francheska Figueroa, Maria Justiniano
Puerto Rico Prep Felipe Figueroa Jr.
DIT Peter Roman
Additional Housing Tony Colon
Hispanic Federation Jose Chamorro
El Nuevo Caribe Democratic Club Raul Reyes

Post
EDITBAR
The Mill
Sound Lounge
Colorist Josh Bohoskey The Mill NY

Art Director Ramona Todoca
Type Design Ionut Radulescu

Hair and Make Up Paige Campbell
PA Alex Mercado Jabreel Shakir
Street Casting Dennis Febo
Additional Locations Ali, Abel
Rentals
Kristine Guzman
Flug www.scheimpflug.com

Aerial Images Drone Dogs
Drone Operator Su-Jeng Sang
Drone Gimbal Operator Gilberto Cruz

Thanks to
Comunidad La Perla
Case De Poeta Luis Pales Matos, Guayama
Gaby’s Restaurant, Arroyo
Residencial Las Margaritas
Municipio De Arroyo, Barrio Yaurel
Municipio De Maunabo
Municipio De Patillas
Municipio De San Juan

Special Thanks to

Jose Enrique Segarra

The Community of Spanish Harlem El Barrio NY
The City of Newark NJ

The Young Lords Party

The Figueroa Family
Ineabell Figueroa
Yanira Figueroa Velázquez
Eveny Padilla
Juanita Velázquez
Jennifer R. Colón
Yolanda Figueroa

The Sand and Sea Restaurant In Cayey Rey and Irelsa

La Perla y su bella gente
Yashira en Impactó la Perla con Coco y la comunidad.

Don Benny el Frutero

Milk Burger & Erik Mayor

Filmed on Location, New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico

To my Fellow Puerto Rican Directors:
Angel Manuel Soto
Benoît Gabriel
Joel Perez Irizarry

Dedicated to Kristian’s grandfather Felipe Figueroa who died in the aftermath of the hurricane but will not be forgotten. And to all the Puerto Ricans struggling after Maria. Pa’lante Siempre.

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