"The Candle" is a short documentary film about New York City artist Marthalicia Matarrita and her brothers Tomas and Jorge. Through their many challenges growing up, they all shared one common means of escaping the harsh realities of their environment - their love of art.
Shot in the summer of 2013 outside at the Tinton Avenue projects and inside a sweltering basement studio in the Bronx where Marthalicia and her brothers came together to paint for the first time in several years.
The film has been screened in a handful of small film festivals over the years since it made its premiere at the 2014 Indie Boots Film Festival in Chicago. It has also screened at film festivals in Los Angeles, Trenton (NJ), San Antonio, Dominican Republic, Buenos Aires, and Barcelona.
Video produced and directed by Dan Perez & Ruben Perez
Shot and edited by Dan Perez for danperezfilms.me/
Music by Escape Philosophy via Stretta.com and Julien Lussiez Julienlussiez.com
Visit facebook.com/MarthaliciaArt/ to learn more about this talented artist