NICE DRIVING FILMS
A FEATURE FILM IN DEVELOPMENT
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En un Santo Domingo azotado por una inusual onda de calor y sequía profunda, Matilde, una joven empleada domestica se debate entre doblegarse a las demandas de su marido vividor o enfrentarlo de una vez por todas. Encontrando una aliada donde menos lo esperaba.
Guión y Dirección: Francisco Díaz
Producción: Bara Pavlickova, Francisco Díaz
Tara & the Good Seeds
Francisco Díaz began his career at the Altos de Chavón School of Design in the Dominican Republic. Upon finishing his degree in Communication Design, he moved to New York City where he started his film career at the New School University. During his studies, he worked as a teacher’s assistant for the cinematography and editing department, collaborating with other emerging filmmakers. During this time, he produced and directed two experimental short films (Rubi and Pia) which earned him awards for Emerging Filmmaker and Best Directing, respectively.
He has worked as a director of photography and editor on many short films. In 2007, he edited “Meg’s Song” directed by Bret Berg and staring Stella Keitel, which won six Long Island International Film Festival awards, including the Grand Jury Prize award. In 2006, he was director of photography and producer for the short film, “Fireflies”, produced and filmed in the Dominican Republic. “Fireflies” won two Remi Awards at the 2009 Houston WorldFest Film Festival and Special Jury Prize at the Houston International Film Festival.
Diaz contributed additional photography for “Are You Feeling Lonely?”, a short film- an official selection at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. In 2008 he edited the feature film, “The Mountain Thief”, an official selection at the IFP Rough Cut Lab in New York City.
In 2008, Diaz joined with longtime partner and producer, Bara Pavlieskova, to create Nice Driving Films, an independent production company based out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Nice Driving Films released two short documentaries- “El Regreso Way” and “Puro Dominicano”.
“El Regreso Way” won the Bronze Remi Award at the Houston WorldFest Film Festival and was the official selection at the Boston Latin American Film Festival. In 2010, Nice Driving Film’s debut generated a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Counsel. The same year, “Puro Dominicano” was an official selection at the New York International Latino Film Festival and Boston Latin American Film Festival.
In 2010, Francisco received finishing funds for “El Regreso Way” from the Brooklyn Arts Council Grants Program, where he subsequently served as a panelist from 2010-2011.