Filmography

2011

The Spirit of UTD: What's at the core of being a Comet?

A look into the past, present, and future of UT Dallas and its particularly nerdy student body.

Documentary. Running time: 29 min. 2011, USA. Language: English. 

Music: Prashant Raghavendran.

Written & Directed by: A.J. García Topete

2010

Trippers

Dramedy about the ups-and-downs between Liz and Dan, a couple that complicates their relationship for the sake of keeping things casual and simple.

Drama/Comedy/Romance. Running time: 75 min. 2010, USA. Language: English.

Cast: Jessica Hoffman, Taylor Brigance, Shannon Bumpas, Bryan Thompson, Tyler Ratliff, Kelsey Gerwell, Rogelio Bailleres, Leslie Castellon, Blanca Brambila.   

Music: Jorge Bestard & Chris Organ.

Cinematography: Caitlin Boake.

Written & Directed by: A.J. García Topete

2006

Lucky to Be Alive

Dark-comedy short film about a “loser” who can’t enjoy—nor put an end to his life.

Drama/Comedy. Running time: 11 min. 2006, México. Language: English.

Cast: Juan de Dios Villarreal, Alejandro Charur, Martha Moses, Roberto Ortiz, Eduardo Handall   

Music: Jorge Bestard & Carlos González Bortoni

Editing and Cinematography: A..J. García Topete

Written & Directed by: A.J. García Topete

 

Close Combat

Experimental short about two soldiers fighting in the battlefield, and rediscovering their humanity.

Drama/War. Running time: 6 min. 2006, México.  Language: English.

Cast: Alejandro Sors, Martín Real.

Music: Jorge Bestard.    

Editing and Cinematography: A.J. García Topete.

Written & Directed by: A.J. García Topete.

 

2005                           

Descarga (Bolt)

An uncommon romance between Maia and Bruno.

Romantic comedy. Running time: 9 min. 2005, México. Language: Spanish.

Cast: Blanca Brambila, Leslie Castellón, Rogelio Bailleres, Carlos Echazarreta.

Music: Jorge Bestard  

Editing: A.J. García Topete. 

Cinematography: César Villasana.

Production executive: Jorge Fernández.   

Written & Directed by: A.J. García Topete.

 

 Secretos del Armario (Secrets From the Closet)

A young couple have to face the secrets of their past hidden in their closet.

Drama. Running time: 9 min. 2005, México.  Language: Spanish.

Cast: Leslie Castellón, Rogelio Bailleres.

Music: Jorge Bestard.

Editing & Cinematography: A.J. García Topete.

Written & Directed: A.J. García Topete.

 

Existir (Existence)

Experimental short film about the meanings and phases of life.

Drama. Running time: 8 min. 2005, México. Language: Spanish.

Cast: Leslie Castellón.

Music: Jorge Bestard    

Editing & Cinematography: A.J. García Topete.

Written & Directed by: A.J. García Topete.

 

2004                     

Lo Que No Dicen Los Libros (What Books Don’t Tell)

The story of Isaac, his experiences and his rules to adapt to his change of new life.

Comedy. Running time: 10 min. 2004, México.  Language: Spanish.

Cast: Carlos Medina, Blanca Brambila, Leslie Castellón, Rogelio Bailleres, José Beltrán, Gilberto Preciado, Jorge Camacho.

Editing: A.J. García Topete.      

Cinematography: César Villasana.

Executive Producer: Jorge Fernández.   

Written & Directed by: A.J. García Topete.

 

2003                        

Re7en

A group of friends gather at a house for a private party, while they start disappearing one by one through the night, as an unusual detective arrives.

Experimental thriller. Running time: 45 min. 2003, México. Language: Spanish.

Cast: Rodrigo Maldonado, Guillermo Zamarripa, Alejandro Córdoba, Xochitl Sánchez, Leslie Castellón, Gerardo Sierra, Verónica Rivas, Carlos Echazarreta, Gerardo Azuara, Sandra Alvarez, Alfonso Luengas, Marifer Reyes, Andrés Amador, Manolo Barreda, and others.

Sound Mixing & Editing: A.J. García Topete.      

Cinematography: Eric González.

Written by: Guillermo Zamarripa y A.J. García Topete.

Directed by: A.J. García Topete.