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A semi-autobiographical telling of the director’s own mothers experience at the hands of his father, a story of escape, survival and love.

 

The film documents the immediate days after a young woman escapes an abusive relationship. Creeping out in the early morning she flees into the open desert. Heading as far as she can get, anywhere, just not there, not anymore.

 

Love From Santiago is a homage to how the strength of a mothers love can overcome the most traumatic of circumstances. A portrait of a young woman travelling across Latin America, taking back her power as she breaks away from a violent life and begins to start again.

Love From Santiago has achieved official selection at Oscar Qualifying Film Festivals, including CineLebu (2020), alongside winning the award for ‘best short film’ at both The Santa Fe Film Festival (2020) & The Medellin International Film Festival (2019). 

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I N T I    R O W L A N D

W r i t e r  /  D i r e c t o r

Inti is a filmmaker and musician living and working in London. He was born in Chile to a travelling painter of a mother and a musician and chronic drunk of a father. He moved back to the UK as a small child and was raised by his single mother in London.

 

After a brief stint studying fine art at college, Inti left to pursue a career as a musician, where he spent several years writing and recording, releasing records to critical acclaim and touring internationally. Throughout this time he began to work more and more with film as a medium, creating visualisers and music videos both for his own music and on commission for other artists and record labels. 

In 2018 Inti embarked on the creation of Love From Santiago, his debut short film, and a story based on his own mothers experience at the hands of his father. A project that brought together for the first time, his work in both the mediums he has dedicated his life to practising, film and music. Through this unique approach to storytelling, he unites the emotional language of these two incredibly powerful art forms. 

Love From Santiago has achieved official selection at Oscar Qualifying Film Festivals, including CineLebu (2020), alongside winning the award for ‘best short film’ at both The Santa Fe Film Festival (2020) & The Medellin International Film Festival (2019). 

Inti is currently in pre-production for his next short, Moon Mountain, due to shoot summer 2020.