Feature Film | 2011-2012 | Drama, War | USA

Main data

DirectorCarl Franklin
Written byCarl Franklin, Rudolfo Anaya (literary source)
ProductionGran Via Productions [us]

    Brief synopsis

    ased on the controversial novel by acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya, BLESS ME, ULTIMA is a turbulent coming-of-age story about Antonio Marez (Luke Ganalon), a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When a mysterious curandera named Ultima (Miriam Colon) comes to live with his family, she teaches him about the power of the spiritual world. As their relationship grows, Antonio begins to question the strict Catholic doctrine that he has been taught by his parents (Dolores Heredia & Benito Martinez). Through a series of mysterious and at times terrifying events Antonio must grapple with questions about his own destiny, the relationship between good vs. evil and ultimately how to reconcile Ultima’s powers with those of the God of his church. (http://www.blessmeultima.com/Synopsis.html)


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Luke GanalonAntonio [L]
    Miriam ColonUltima [L]
    Benito MartinezGabriel [L] Sascha Gluth
    Dolores HerediaMaria [SR]


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyPaula Huidobro
    Castingcasting directorCarla Hool
    Director's DepartmentdirectorCarl Franklin
    EditingeditorAlan Heim
    MusiccomposerMark Kilian
    Production Designproduction designerDavid J. Bomba
    ScreenplayscreenwriterCarl Franklin
    Screenplayliterary sourceRudolfo Anaya

    Production companies

    Gran Via Productions [us]