A brother and sister stumble upon a celestial secret that changes their lives forever and propels them into reggaeton stardom. But they soon discover that their newfound fames comes at a deep price.

NUEVO RICO
by Kristian Mercado
Animated Fiction | 2021 | USA, Puerto Rico | 16min

CAST:
Barbie - Jackie Cruz
Vico - Antonio Vizcarrondo

Director - Kristian Mercado
Writers - Kristian Mercado, Juan J. Arroyo
Producers - Debora Perez, Kate Chamuris, Angel Manuel Soto
EP - Jackie Cruz, Maitreya Yasuda, Mike Anderson, Jeff Hood, Kristian Mercado
Editor - Raymo Ventura
Storyboards & Character Design - Angélica Agélviz
Sound Design & Composer - Josh Madoff
Original Music - RaiNao Feat. Fernando Ramos, PutaSanta,
Storyboard Artist - Angélica Agélviz
Creative Director - Raymo Ventura
Animation Supervisor - Miguel Mena
3D design & animation - Trung Bao
Animation Director - Rafatoon & Daniel Cuervo
Animators - Deux Wave, MEMOMA Estudio, Fustic. Studio, Animation Studio TunjaYork

AWARDS
SXSW / Best Animated Short
LALIFF / Best Animated Short
Fantastic Fest / Best Direction of an Animated Short
Chicago / Hugo Silver Best Animation
Hollyshorts / Latinx Award
La Guarimba / Best Animation
UrbanWorld / Audience Award Best Short Film
Bushwick / Best Short Narrative
Lusca / Best International Animation
Buffalo International / Best Animated Film
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival / Best Animation
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival / LOLA Award Honorable Mention - Short