Winner Platinum Award Spotlight Shorts Film Awards 2020
Winner Atlanta Shortfest 2020 Best documentary
This award winning short film is a Portrait of a Modern Bullfighter in America. After a twenty year break from bullfighting in Mexico, Agustín Gutiérrez returns to the ring. He talks about his passions and fears in this new version of bullfighting in the central valley of California.
Depicted in this film is the Bloodless Variation of Azorean Portuguese Style Bullfighting a non-abusive, pro bull, non-kill interpretation of traditional bullfighting.
Filmed on location in Elk Grove, California
What interested me in this project was the glimpse into this variation of Azorean Portuguese Style Bullfighting, a bloodless interpretation of traditional bullfighting. In that the bull and the fighter are on equal ground. Having witnessed traditional bullfighting in other countries it was refreshing to see the bulls leave the ring in the same shape as they entered. That can not be said for the matadors who often are introduced first hand to the power of these creatures. I hope you enjoy this character study of this controversial sport.
Written, Directed, Photographed and Edited
Bruce Temuchin Brown
Pati Torres Brown
Special Thanks to
Manuel do Carmo
Aficionados Praticos da California
Maya & Anna Gutiérrez
©2019 Bruce Temuchin Brown