Alejandro Guzmán Alvarez (1973) begon in 1996 met zijn studie aan het Centro de Capacitacion Cinematográfica waar hij diverse korte films maakte.
Hij regisseerde televisie- en nieuwsprogramma’s en doceert film- en TV-wetenschappen aan diverse opleidingen.
Walking Distance is zijn speelfilmdebuut.
ALEJANDRO GUZMAN, BIOFILMOGRAPHY Born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, December 4th, 1973. In 1996 he begins his studies at the Centro de Capacitacion Cinematográfica where he directed several short films that were screened around the world. He received the Audience Award in the 8th Photography Bienniel of Mexico. Professionally he directed the second unit of the feature films Pasotrela, The Crime of Cacaro Gumaro and Belzebuth. He has directed television programs for Clío TV and was head of the news program, NotiPemex. Alejandro is a professor at the School of Dramatic Literature and and Theatre, where he teaches a Film Screenplay and Film and Television Direction workshops, and at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. In 2012 he wrote and directed a theatrical piece The wait for the theatre company Teatro en una Cascara de Nuez. He directed and produced the animated miniseries 12 for the web. Walking Distance is his first feature film.
Ella Duerme (She Sleeps), short.
Screened at Images du Nouveau Monde and Fête Panaméricaine des Arts de L’ecran, Canadá; Festival Latino, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
El otro José (The Other Jose), graduation short, XXX Guadalajara FIm Festival, Morelia Film Festival; Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine, Toulouse, France.
We live confined to our bodies we depend on it, whatever type of body that is; days go by and it deteriorates, we try to control it and make it work for us. Our physonomy is a character apart from ourselves through which we exist. It is impossible not to feel empathy for someone like Fede, a man who has difficulty performing simple tasks like tying his shoelaces, jumping o simply going for a walk. This made me reconsider the concept between near and far. The film tells the story of a prisoner confined to his body who finally finds the strength to rebel. His body exiled him from human contact. It also is a story about love and friendship. Fede only wants to be understood; he did not want to overcome his weight, he lived his life according to who he was and despite of living isolated from human contact he had not lost his ability to be surprized. This is the most imporant part of the film and his personality. It is a simple story filled with ‘light’, a story made up of those small significant moments in our lives: making a new friend, looking at old photos, realizing your parents live on although they are not here, realizing you were in love, taking pictures of something you find interesting or beautiful, walking outside, going through your home as if you were someone else, watch the sun set from your favorite sofa. Sometimes we discover we were locked in so long that when we step out, even for a moment (it’s always just a moment) we realize that one life is not enough to discover all the wonders and experiences of this world. My wish is to capture such moments of clarity to share with the audience.