A young mother with her children saves a sheep from drowning. A girl cares for her grandmother in such a tender and delicate way it makes you want to cry, while another practices becoming a teacher with her dolls lined up before her as the pupils. The school of life in the hills of the northern Mexican village El Eco is something very different. Life consists of the most elementary things. Being a child here is an intense experience from day one, involving nature, animals and people. But also love, intimacy and the essential relationship to family. Tatiana Huezo has already made a name for herself as a sensitive and poetic documentarian with films such as TEMPESTAD. THE ECHO sets the tone immediately and shows how accomplished her filmmaking is and the incredible contribution of her fantastic crew, both immaculate cinematography, sound design and editing.
Mexican-Salvadoran filmmaker Tatiana Huezo graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) and has a Master Degree in Creative Documentary from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She has lectured at several international institutions, and her academic activities also include editing the book El Viaje, rutas y caminos andados para llegar a otro planeta produced by the “CCC” and DocumentaMadrid.
As a filmmaker she made her mark with THE TINIEST PLACE which was screened at more than 80 festivals. She won eight Ariel awards, including Best Director for TEMPESTAD at Berlinale and Best Film for PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN at Cannes. Both films represented Mexico at the Oscars and Goya Awards.Her latest film, THE ECHO premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival earlier this year.
Ernesto Pardo is a cinematographer of Uruguayan origin based in Mexico, graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico as a director.He currently develops his work as a cinematographer in Mexico where he has collaborated among other projects in EL LUGAR MÁS PEQUEÑO, LA VOCERA, VIVOS,EL CUARTO DESNUDO, SOLES NEGROS and TEMPESTADwose photography was recognized with the Golden Frog at Camerimage 2016 and with the Ariel of the Mexican Academy for Photography 2017. Since that year, he has been a member of the Mexican and U.S. Film Academies.