Elisabeth Francisco | Short Film | 12 mins | Spanish w/ English subtitles
ABOUT THE FILM
We are immediately drawn to the humming of a young girl. We see her uncovering the past through old memorabilia belonging to our protagonist Flor Marie. This work of fiction takes us on a reflective journey around the true events on the morning of November 6th of 1967 in Curacao.
Born and raised in Curaçao, Elizabeth moved to the Netherlands to pursue a degree in Cultural Anthropology in 2001. She moved back to the Caribbean in 2008 with a Master’s degree in her pocket and has been working as a creative project manager, media & corporate content producer and now as an upcoming filmmaker.
Throughout the years, Elizabeth has worked with a number of international organisations as a local producer such as Art Rules Curacao, Favela Painting, and ParadiseWorld. She has served as one of the content producers for One Media group’s magazines Go Weekly and Insights for four years. Today, she produces content for local and international businesses. She dedicates most of of her time in film production.
Elizabeth has always had a fascination for filmmaking. She has been jotting down stories for as long as she can remember dreaming of bringing them to life one day. She finally took a leap by signing up for a beginner’s screenwriting class in 2014. She was encouraged by industry professionals to give screenwriting and filmmaking a real chance. This gave her the courage she needed to pursue her lifelong dream. Together with her co-producer she has worked on a number of short films, including winning the Short Movies Big Stories competition at the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2015 with her film Distansia. She headed the extras casting department in the feature film Double Play at the end of 2015. In 2016, Elizabeth won a scholarship to Los Angeles for an adult intensive workshop in filmmaking at the Relativity School. She is growing as a film producer and screenwriter in Curacao. She just received a grant from Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds to work on her next short. She is currently working on two short film projects of her own before transitioning into feature length films.