Writer/Director/Producer Jesse Edwards and Lead Actress Briza Covarrubias talked with our Gadi Elkon about the beautiful landscape shown in the film, the Mexican and Navajo inspired elements, and much more!
Unable to pay for her mother’s medical treatment, Lupe Reyes, a Mexican-Navajo mechanic, ventures to Alta Valley to seek financial help from her estranged father, Carl. On the way, she befriends Maddy Monroe, an outlaw cowgirl on the run from a Mexican mob boss. When they finally meet Carl, his vile crimes are revealed, including his illegal trades and the mistreatment of Lupe’s distant Navajo family. In order to save her mother, Lupe must defend herself, her heritage, and overthrow the insidious exploitation of her people and their land.
Alta Valley’s visual exploration allows the tension-filled plot to seep through as the hope and dreams become realized by our two female leads. The tour de force of Jesse Edwards feature debut is matched by the devoted acting and crisp cinematic choices. Jesse and Briza talked about the surreal setting of Southern Utah, the power of a diverse cast & crew, and even about some of their fondest memories from the shoot.
Interview with Writer/Director/Producer Jesse Edwards and Lead Actress Briza Covarrubias:
The film is set of have it’s World Premiere at the 53rd Nashville Film Festival.
The WP is on Saturday, October 1st, 2022 at the Franklin Theatre at 5pm.
For more info about, ALTA VALLEY.