Clave, a short dance film written and directed by Carmen Corral (“Southland,” “Walkout,” “Revolucion,”) just wrapped production and plans on debuting in 2014. The film follows an undocumented dancer who signs up for a local LA salsa competition in hopes of winning over the girl of his dreams. On her journey to becoming a professional salsa dancer, Corral discovered that many of the top salsa dancers were undocumented. The dichotomy that in one world these dancers were invisible but on the dance floor they were royalty was what inspired her to tell this story. This short is based off her feature script, “La Clave,” a finalist at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab in 2011.
Corral is currently raising funds to finish the film and is reaching out to the Latino and artistic community. The film’s fundraising campaign is sponsored by the non-profit, From the Heart Productions, which supports films that are “unique and make a contribution to society.” This is a Spanish and English language film and will run about 20 minutes.
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