Brian Marquez was murdered on a San Francisco street corner in 2005. Since that day his father Luis has been on a quest to find the killers that took his son.

Close to Home follows the story of a father broken from the loss of his son, and a daughter waiting for the father that she once had. Through his passionate advocacy to find the murderer of his son, Luis Marquez has lost sight of his family. The Marquez family now suffers the absence of a father, along with the brutal loss of a son. Luis' daughter, Norma, expounds on the fragile mind-state of her father, and their tenuous relationship, as she sets up an altar welcoming Brian's spirit back into the house on the traditional Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead.

Close to Home employs a haunting score, combined with striking black and white imagery to frame this story of a father trying to find a way to continue with life, and become the father he has always wanted to be.


2010 Special Jury mention, Ashland Independent Film Festival
2009 National Finalist, Student Academy Awards
2009 Gold Jury Prize, SF Shorts Film Festival
2009 Cine Golden Eagle Award

Official Selection:

2010 Ashland Film Festival
2010 Slamdance Film Festival
2010 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
2010 Sehsüchte Film Festival, Potsdam, Germany
2010 Cinestud Film Festival, Amsterdam, Holland
2010 Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
2009 Mill Valley Film Festival
2009 SF Shorts Film Festival
2009 Cine Las Americas Film Festival
2009 SF United Film Festival
2009 Expresion en Corto Film Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico
2009 NextFrame Film Festival

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