Storyteller's Paradise

"Pura Vida" is a short film based on a recurring dream I'd been having for years. I always woke up before the story ended. It was frustrating, so I gave it an ending the only way I could: on film. Two actors and I traveled to Costa Rica and spent a number of days exploring, rewriting, and improvising. I haven't had the dream since.

Official Selection
2013 San Diego Film Festival
2013 YoungCuts Film Festival
2013 Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival
2013 West Virginia Filmmakers Festival

2013, drama, 11 min

starring DAVID MELISSARATOS and ANITA ANTHONJ

writer, director, editor, and director of photography CHRIS SHIMOJIMA
music composed and arranged by BARBARA DE BIASI
sound fx editor and re-recording mixer MIKE FRANK

photographed in Costa Rica

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