• TITLE (ORIGINAL): The Last Intervention

    TITULO (English): The Last Intervention
    DIRECTORS: Giovanny Blanco
    YEAR: 2012
    LENGTH: 94 min
    COLOR/B/W: Digital / Color
    LANGUAGE: Spanish

    Director: Giovanny Blanco
    Producers: Rafael Blanco, Giovanny Blanco
    Executive Producer: Sarah Thorp
    Script: Sarah Thorp
    Cinematography: Daniel Salazar III
    Editors: Giovanny Blanco, Gil Gil
    Composer: Robert Gonzalez, Jaswho
    Sound Designer: Giovanny Blanco
    Cast: Hemky Madera, Alyssa Abreu, Katherine Dickson, Wanda Nobles Colon, Justine S. Harrison, Amanda Brooke Lerner, Damaris Blanco, Nercido Mota, Mark Gonzales, Thelonius Griffin, Rafael Blanco

    Melky (Alyssa Abreu), the rebellious 17 years old daughter of divorced Dominican parents discovers her family is having an intervention in her honor. 
    She has been kicked out of her house by her mother, Marisela (Dickson) who disapproves of her friends and her hobbies. This forces Melky to move in with her grandmother Abuela (Blanco) who allows her to stay in the basement. Melky’s father Cheche (Madera) worries about her and, in an effort to repair his own standing within the family, he recruits a documentary crew to help him stage and film an intervention. As the accusations escalate, other family members join in on the proceedings; some reluctantly like Melky’s brother Jupiter (Mark Gonzalez) and others a little too enthusiastically like her aunt Tia Fefa (Wanda Colon) and Melky’s cousin Hector (Nercido Mota). Leading the Intervention is Dr. Barb (Lerner) a self-made interventionist who’s seen more than her share of drug related catastrophes. In the meantime the film crew deal with problems of their own as their producer goes missing and an inexperienced PA steps in to fill her shoes.
    Director's Biography
    Brooklyn born, and raised partially in the Dominican Republic, Giovanny Blanco’s career in music and film began at the age of 10 when he made a super 8 short based on the 1980 film “The Idolmaker”. He was soon creating his own stories and shooting them using anything he could get his hands on, including super 8 cameras, security cameras, and Fisher Price’s Pixelvision toy camera. He went on to study Music Theory and Engineering, as well as Film Production at The New School in New York City, before heading west to California.