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"Volar en línea recta," or "To Fly in a Straight Line" is a short film about everyday life in the remote northern region of Nicaragua.


Starring: Walder Casco López, Norman Flores, Anajhensi Gutiérrez Merlo, Jorge López Herrera, Janner Padilla Huete, Carlos "Junior" Mejía Padilla, Lenin Baez, David Uriel Nolasco Rodriguez, and Jarling Flores

Produced by The Ninth Octave Films and Sweatpants Media (
Director: Douglas Cushnie (
Cinematography: Jonny Zeller, Colt Seman
Sound Mixing: Patrick Schaefer (
Sound Design: Nick Mihalevich (

Executive Producers: Douglas Cushnie, Jonny Zeller, Martin Mayorga, Sultan Saeed al Darmaki
Written by Douglas Cushnie, Walder Casco López, Norman Flores, and Ana Bosch

Edited and Colored by Douglas Cushnie
Intro animation: Topher Blair (
After Effects support: Kaleb Tholen (


Thanks to Fabretto Children's Foundation ( and El Pueblo Indígena de Cusmapa for their support!
Gracias a la Fundación Padre Fabretto y El Pueblo Indígena de Cusmapa por su apoyo!


The short is an official selection of:
Hollyshorts Film Festival (
STARZ Denver Film Festival (
PovertyCure International Short Film Festival (
Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival (Best College Short) (
Costa Rica International Film Festival


Made as part of the undergraduate Film Studies 4500 class at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Faculty supervisor: Alex Cox


@2013 All Rights Reserved


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