Films and Videos

Commercial promo video produced, shot & edited by Cristina Kotz Cornejo (wildwimminfilms.com) and gifted to Crossfit Jeffries Point. 
Produced, Directed & Edited by Cristina Kotz Cornejo 
Photographed by Shun Liang & Cristina Kotz Cornejo 
Edited by Cristina Kotz Cornejo 
Color Correction & Titles by Shun Liang 
"To Intimidate" written by Andy Kotz (ASCAP) of AKMusic Productions.

My submission in the 2017 Indie Gathering Film Scoring Competition (which wasn't a film scoring contest but rather a film trailer scoring contest!) for the film trailer to the independent film "Roman Citizen".

My winning entry which included ALL the sound design and music (dialogue track provided) for the 2017  film trailer scoring competition put on by the Horror Hotel chapter of The Indie Gathering Film Festival, an annual film festival held in June in Hudson, Ohio. Great fun and thank you Kristina Michelle!!!

My rendition of sound design/foley work and music score to the trailer for the film "DisAssociationVille" (a twitchydolphin.com production) as part of the 2016 Indie Gathering Film Festival Film Scoring Competition... (which I missed by the way, but I still scored this trailer for practice).

Argentina | 2014 | 16 min | HD | Drama | In Spanish with English Subtitles 

A couple’s relationship is falling apart after the death of their young son. The couple, Carlos and Romina, is living in a cabin in a beach town to try and mend things before they head off to Mexico for Carlos’ religious work. Romina, who is battling depression, seeks out a mysterious man. In what Carlos thought would be a trip to bring them closer together only makes him realize the trip served to further the divide.

SCREENINGS: 

March 2015 -San Diego Latino Film Festival, San Diego, CA 

April 2014 - Boston Cinema Census @ The Brattle Theatre - Boston, MA 

FEATURING/REPARTO: 

Nicolás Meradi 

Catalina Krasnob 

Guillermo Hoffer 

CREW/EQUIPO TECNICO: 

Director/Writer/Producer: Cristina Kotz Cornejo 

Producer: Nicolás Meradi (Pantano Films) 

Director of Photography: Santiago Sánchez 

Editor: Cristina Kotz Cornejo 

Music: Andy Kotz 

Sound: Alejo Zito 

Post-Production Sound & Color Correction: MODULUS STUDIOS 

In association with Pantano Films (Buenos Aires, Argentina).  
 

México | 2013 | 14 min | HD | Psychological Thriller | In Spanish with English subtitles 

Two sisters have been evicted from their home. Older sister Lupe takes responsibility for the move while younger sister, Luz is under the spell of her boyfriend. 

Paulina Gaitán as Luz in Hermanas. 

SCREENINGS 

October 2014 - Urban World Film Festival, New York, NY 

March 2014 - San Diego Latino Film Festival, San Diego, CA 

October 2013 - Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, Morelia, México 

September 2013 - 37º Festival des Films du Monde, Montreal, Canada 

September 2013 - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Mexicanos (Short Shorts Film Festival) Mexico City 

March 2013 - Boston Cinema Census @ The Brattle Theatre - Boston, MA 

FEATURING/REPARTO: 

Vanessa Bauche 

Paulina Gaitán 

Everardo Arzate 

CREW/EQUIPO TECNICO: 

Director/Writer/Producer: Cristina Kotz Cornejo 

Producer: Priscila Amescua Méndez 

Director of Photography: Santiago Sánchez 

Editor: Cristina Kotz Cornejo 

Music: Andy Kotz 

Sound: Sergio Nequiz 

Post-Production Sound & Color Correction: MODULUS STUDIOS 

This project is supported in part by a Faculty Advancement Fund Grant from Emerson College.
 

I got SO excited when I heard of this opportunity! 

To score a short “trailer” for a Sonokinetic composing contest. I went to the website read through the rules, saw that you had to use at least one of their libraries (I have at least 5) in the competition and downloaded the film.  

I ended up finishing the music when I decided it would be cool to do the sound design too. That’s when I was telling a friend about the contest and went back to the Sonokinetic website to send him the information when I noticed that you had to use one of their “Orchestral” libraries!! I own none! 

I was disqualified (by my own determination)!!! 

I went ahead and finished up the piece albeit discouraged... 

I’m posting the movie without “official clearance” but I hope to reciprocate by plugging Sonokinetic and their amazing sample libraries!!

México | 2011 | 15 min | HD | Drama | In Spanish with English subtitles 

Rosa, a domestic worker in Mexico City, is at a crossroads in her relationship, her job and her life.

SCREENINGS 

March 2015 - Yale University - Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies, New Haven, CT 
May 2013 - Festival Internacional de Cine por la Equidad de Género, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
May 2012 - Cannes Short Film Corner, Cannes, France 
April 2012 - 10th Human Rights Film Festival of San Sebastian, Spain 
October 2011 - Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, Morelia, México 
October 2011 - New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema, New Haven, CT 
August 2011 - 35º Festival des Films du Monde, Montreal, Canada 
August 2011 - HBO’s New York International Latino Film Festival, New York, NY 
July 2011 - Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, L.A., CA 
April 2011 - Film Independent Project Involve Showcase @ REDCAT, L.A., CA 

FEATURING/REPARTO 

Miriam Balderas Fidel Zerda 

CREW/EQUIPO TECNICO 

Director/Writer: Cristina Kotz Cornejo 
Producer: Priscila Amescua Méndez 
Director of Photography: Santiago Sánchez 
Editor: Cristina Kotz Cornejo 
Music: Andy Kotz 
Sound: Sergio Nequiz 
Post-Production Sound & Color Correction: MODULUS STUDIOS 

This project is supported in part by a Faculty Advancement Fund Grant from Emerson College.

23 minutes / 16mm / Color 

He hates his job but needs the money. Used copier salesman, Carl Meeks, must make a sale today or lose his job. “The Appointment” is a tale of the absurd and what happens when we lose ourselves for a paycheck. 

AWARDS: 

NYU Craft Award for Best Actor: Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. 
NYU Craft Award for Best Supporting Actress: Nannette Deasy 
NYU Craft Award for Musical Score: Andy Kotz 
Warner Brothers Picture Production Award 
Dean’s Post Production Award 

SCREENINGS: 

August 2001, Roxbury Film Festival, Boston, MA 
July 2001, New Filmmakers Program, Anthology Film Archives, NYC 
August 2000, UrbanWorld Film Festival, NYC 
June 2000, New York International Latino Film Festival, NYC 
April 2000, 16th Chicago International Latino Film Festival 
November 1999, S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase, Los Angeles, CA 
September 1999, MAAFA Film Festival, Brooklyn NY 
July 1999, Reel Alternative Film Salon, Brooklyn Heights Cinema, Brooklyn 
April 1999, NYU First Run Film Festival, NYC 

FILMMAKERS: (Partial) 

Director/Writer/Editor: Cristina Kotz Cornejo 
Writer: Angela Counts 
Producer: Cristina Kotz Cornejo, Angela Counts, Jay Stern 
Cinematography: Aurora M. Aguero 
Production Designer: Toni Barton 
Costumes by: Rosemary Ponzo 
Composer: Andy Kotz 

THE CAST: 

Carl Meeks: Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. 
Marta Santiago: Denise Casano 
Receptionist 1: Nannette Deasy 
The Messenger: William Hernandez

When tragedy strikes, 16 year old, América Campos is sent to Argentina to live with her anti-American grandmother Lucía América. América struggles to find her place with a grandmother she has never known and to hold onto a friendship with Sergio, a neighbor twice her age.

“The film is beautifully shot, and the screenplay is a marvel of minimalism in which every word matters”… “The film is a cliché-free zone, and a richly nuanced character study.” – Sarah Coleman, The Independent 

 

“Touching” and “Impressive…” –Milos Forman, Academy Award-Winning Director (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus) 

 

Written/Directed/Edited by Cristina Kotz Cornejo 
Produced by Cristina Kotz Cornejo & Angela Counts 
Director of Photography by Chad Davidson 
Production Design by Toni Barton 
Costume Design by Cynthia August 
Music by Germaine Franco 
Additional Music by Andy Kotz 
Line Produced by Richard Shpuntoff