When the star of a sensationalistic Miami news show travels to the Ecuadorian coastal village of Babahoyo to cover the story of a serial killer who hunts children, his personal ambition gets out of hand, and his pursuit of a moment of glory carries tragic consequences. —IMDb
Sebastián Cordero (born May 23, 1972 in Quito, Ecuador) is a film director, writer and editor, often recognized for his work in Ratas, Ratones, Rateros, his debut film which portrays the life in a poverty-stricken Ecuador. His films have been exhibited in festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival among others.
He first became interested in filmmaking when he saw Raiders of the Lost Ark at the age of 9. At the age of 18 he began his studies in film and script making in the University of Southern California. After his graduation he moved back to Ecuador with the idea of filmmaking in a country where there is practically no movie industry.
His first movie, Ratas, Ratones, Rateros (1999), led to his first appearance at Venice Film Festival, appearing later in film festivals such as Toronto, San Sebastián and Buenos Aires, and been recognized with awards and honors at Huelva and La Habana film festivals.
His second film, Crónicas, was recognized… read more