Un Jardín Adentro de La Violencia (A Garden Within The Violence) is the fourth short film release by King's Tower Productions, filmed on location in Tolima Departamento, Colombia in March of 2014. Written in English, translated to Spanish, and filmed in the span of less than three weeks, Un Jardín Adentro de La Violencia was made with a principally debut Colombian cast and crew, with King's Tower mainstays Jozef K. Richards and Alex Trapp as the only foreigners/veterans involved in production.
Un Jardín Adentro de La Violencia premiered in Líbano, Colombia at their local festival on August 29, 2014 (exactly one year following the premiere of The Wayward Sun). It premiered in the United States on September 6, 2014 at the Milwaukee Short Film Festival, followed by a continued international festival run and free-streaming internet release.
GENRE DEVICES Period Piece, Spanish Language
CONTENT ADVISORY Some Blood
RUN TIME 21 min. 28 sec.
A young campesino, Germán, recounts a week spent on a farm in 1967 in Colombia, whereby he came to fall into a pit and sustain leg injury on his way to rendezvous with his love, María, amidst the historical period of La Violencia.
Líbano, Tolima, Colombia
Murillo, Tolima, Colombia
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Hubertus, Wisconsin, USA
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA
Jozef K. Richards - writer/director/producer
Alex Trapp - executive producer
Ledis Arango V. - executive producer
Jackson Shepard - composer
Corey Gibb - additional music
Ledis Arango V. - costume designer
Ledis Arango V. - special effects makeup
Jozef K. Richards as Germán
Ledis Arango V. as Manuela
Alex Trapp as David
Iván Osorio Santos as Don Iván
Eberto Arango Castellanos as Don Severo
Andrea Marcela Londoño as María
Breyler Jhair Sanabria Cortés as Jorge
Augusto Osorio Santos as Granjero
José Arley Sabrada as Patiero
Sandra Liliana Martinez Uribe as Amiga
Edwin Vasquez as Voz del Radio
Matt Henry as Mano Izquierda
Chris Ouchie as Mano Derecha
Jorge Eliécer Gaitánas Él Mismo
HistoricThirdWard via YouTube writes,
"Nice work King's Tower!! Looks amazing and great acting! Everything you make keeps getting better!"
Read HistoricThirdWard's review here.
David Klein of Lake Front Row writes,
"...some of the most impressive wide shots I’ve seen out of an independent film selection this year. The tree tops in particular are gorgeous."
Read David's interview with Jozef here.