The Creative Media Institute film and animation program at New Mexico State University and In Cadence Films is proud to announce that “Duck-a-Cola” an animated short film by recent CMI graduate Carlos H. Tejeda has being submitted to a number of film festivals across the U.S. and Mexico. The Florida Animation Festival is currently considering “Duck-a-Cola” to be part of its 2nd Annual Fest.
Here is the Official Trailer
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Carlos H. Tejeda – Writer/Director & 3D Animator
Carlos Tejeda, is a borderland art director/actor born in El Paso, Texas in 1993. He went to film school in New Mexico State University where he got a Bachelors Degree in May of 2017. He is best known for his 3D art work, visual effects and make up plus some short films and the Mexican TV series for kids “El Laboratorio de Mostrosanos”
Alfonso Loya – Composer
Alfonso Loya is a film director and composer born and raised in Cd. Juarez, Mexico. In 2012 he joined the CMI (Creative Media Institute) program at New Mexico State University. He directed a couple of short films including his Senior Thesis Film “Thomas”. In December of 2016 he graduated with a Bachelors in Digital Filmmaking. Early in 2017 he started a production company In Cadence Films with filmmaker Tony Marquez where he continues to direct and score films.
Derek Fisher – Executive Producer/Academic Advisor
Derek Fisher, is the director of animation and special effects at NMSU’s Creative Media Institute.
ABOUT THE FILM
Duck-a-Cola is a story about passion and the sacrifices you have to make while following a dream. This film is for all ages, specially directed to those who dream.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Florida Animation Festival is a four-day film festival launched in 2016 by The Tallahassee Film Society in partnership with Wells Fargo and The Pod Advertising to showcase amazing animated films and spotlight Florida’s local animation talent.
The festival includes feature programming, free children’s shows, selections from the 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows, the 2017 Oscar-nominated short animated films, short animated film submissions, and more! The FAF is hosted in a historic Amtrak Station in the All Saints District of downtown Tallahassee; a unique, storied location that speaks to the FAF’s identity as the only festival of its kind in North Florida.