COUNTRY: Dominican Republic
    YEAR: 2012
    LENGTH: 80 mins
    LANGUAGE: Spanish

    Director: Tabaré Blanchard
    Codirector: Iván Herrera
    Producers: Funglode Films / Visual Sonora / Aguaviva
    Executive Producers: Marco Herrera / Laura Castellanos
    Cinematography: Iván Herrera
    Editor: Tabaré Blanchard
    Music: Pavel Núñez

    In May, 2011, a Dominican and Caribbean expedition made history when they placed the Dominican flag on the highest mountain in the world – Mount Everest. Their amazing achievement inspired three young surfers, sons of fishermen in the coastal town of Nizao, who decided to scale the highest mountain in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean – Pico Duarte. This is the story that unites a naïve story with an epic one, both inspirational and motivating as both groups set their sites on achieving the extraordinary.  This is adventure story that carry us from the sea to sky and shows us that we all have a dream, a goal, a mountain to climb.
    Director's Biography

    Tabaré Blanchard   (Director)
    Musician, photographer and film director, Tabaré Blanchard is the founder and owner of La Visual Sonora Film Studio where they edit, make TV commercials, music videos and documentaries. He has been nominated five times for a Casandra Prize and was once a recipient. He was selected by the London International Advertising Awards (LIAA) and won a prize at the International Advertising Festival and Iberoamerican Ojo. He has made documentaries in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Nepal. His music videos include such artists as Pavel Núñez, Denise Quiñones and Juan Luis Guerra. His film direction is based on artistic implementation, reinforced by his vast knowledge of post-production and musical skills. Currently he is working on his first two feature films to be shot in 2013

    Iván Herrera (Co-Director)
    Iván Herrera has more than 15 years experience in film and audiovisual production. He has directed numerous music videos for artists in Puerto Rico, France, Guadalupe, Morocco, Lebanon, England and, of course, the Dominican Republic. His vast experience includes film production in various French and American movies and TV shows such as Miami Vice, as assistant director with Michael Mann; The Good Shepherd, assistant to Rob Legato and Bandoleros, directed by Vin Diesel, among others.  He worked as chief of production on the Dominican film, La Hija Natural, by Leticia Tonos, which was selected to represent the DR in the 2011 Oscars. He has worked in documentary film projects in Indonesia and Afghanistan.