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Sissy chats with Mexican director/producer/writer Roberto Sneider this Friday night!
This Friday night, Mexican director/producer/writer talks exclusively to Sissy about his new film "You're Killing Me, Susana" Starring Gael Garcia Bernael, 7:30pm EST on MNN Channel 56 Manhattan and on www.thesissygamacheshow.com
Sneider started his career working in many different aspects of production, including being a Location Manager, Production Manager, and Assistant Director. His credits include films such as Havana (Sidney Pollack), Gringo Viejo (Luis Puenzo), Blood In, Blood Out (Taylor Hackford) and Mi Vida Loca (Allison Anders).
Dos Crímenes is Sneider's first feature film as writer, producer and director. It obtained more than fifteen international awards including the Montgolfier d'Or at the Three Continents Festival (Nantes, France), Cinedecouvertes Award, (Belgium), International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI) and three Mexican Academy awards.Based on the novel of the same title by Jorge Ibargüengoitia, it tells the story of Marcos who after being falsely accused of a murder, runs away to the small and quiet town of Cuevano, where he has relatives. There he finds that family matters are more complicated than he expected, and that the complexities of small-town life are richer (and more dangerous) than his apparently sophisticated life in the big city. Starring Damián Alcázar it became the most successful Mexican film of the year at the box office.
In 1999, Sneider created "La Banda Films", a commercials production company. La Banda Films has produced hundreds of commercials and won a number of prestigious and international awards for its TV commercial work. These honors include a Cannes Lions for Axe Body Spray and the International TV Advertising Grand Award at the New York Festival, which shortlists the 10 best commercials of the year to be showcased at the MOMA.
As a commercials director, Sneider has won numerous awards, including the Best of Show at the New York Festival and the AICP Show.
Sneider produced and directed "Arráncame la Vida", a period drama based on the novel of the same name by Ángeles Mastretta. With critically acclaimed performances by Ana Claudia Talancón and Daniel Giménez Cacho, it was Mexico's official submission for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and is one of the highest grossing Mexican films ever. It won three Mexican Academy awards.
Sneider was a producer on Frida, based on Hayden Herrera's biography of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, which received six Academy Award nominations, winning two of them. He was a producer on Aquí Entre Nos (winner of the Bronce Zenith at Montreal International Film Festival), on the feature length documentary Journey of dreams, and on Las Horas Contigo (winner of the FIPRESCI award in Guadalajara)
Sneider is the director, producer and screenwriter of "You're Killing Me Susana" based on the novel Ciudades Desiertas by José Agustín and starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Veronica Echegui and Ashley Hinshaw.
And now Roberto Sneider will talk exclusively to Sissy on The Sissy Gamache Show this coming Friday night at 7:30pm EST on MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network) Channel 56 Manhattan and on our website at www.thesissygamacheshow.com. You can also watch the interview now on our youtube channel via the link below.
Charles Casano - Associate Producer