La Grima

Climate short film

La Grima is a climate short created for submission to the 2022 Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project contest. Shot at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Directed by Austin Madrid & Jay Renteria
Written by Matthew Atkins & Kathleen Holscher
Concept by Taryn Bernicke
Produced by Alonso Indacochea
Cinematography — Austin Madrid & Jay Renteria
Colorist — Austin Madrid & Jay Renteria
Prop Design — Jordyn Bernicke & Jacklyn Le
Propmaster — Jordyn Bernicke, Jacklyn Le & Damian Arya
Set Design — Jordyn Bernicke & Jacklyn Le
Graphic Design — Jordyn Bernicke & Taryn Bernicke
Editor — Austin Madrid & Jay Renteria
Associate Producer — James Rodriguez
Script Supervisor — James Rodriguez
Costume Design — Jordyn Bernicke & Jacklyn Le
Sound Design — Callahan Moots
Sound Utility — Frank Rangel
Slating — Frank Rangel
Production Assistant — Steven Lu, Nathan Moats, Isaac Guereque
Craft Services — Jacklyn Le & Matthew Rodriguez
Behind the Scenes Production — Isaac Guereque
Original score composed by Matthew Atkins

Special Thanks - Harwood Art Center, Blue Sky Landscape Services, MOOD, Walker Martin

"Una furtiva lagrima" from Gaetano Donizetti's 1832 opera L'elisir d'amore

Performed by Enrico Caruso on 26 November 1911 for the Victor Talking Machine Company in Camden, New Jersey.

Restored by Adam Cuerden at Wikimedia Commons


Crier #1 — Jade Stokes
Crier #2 — Taryn Bernicke
Crier #3 — Jacklyn Le
Grima Nepas — Jocelyn Montoya
Corrupt Guard — Damian Arya
Intake Guard — Jade Stokes
Keith Stemwinder — John Dewar
Onion Guard — Stuart Rupprecht
Loudspeaker Announcer — Isaac Guereque
Woman in Line — Jordyn Bernicke
Snarky Guard — Sarina Alvarez
Stomping Guard — Adrian Lopez
Brawler in Line #1 — Taryn Bernicke
Brawler in Line #2 — James Rodriguez


2022 Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project

  • Audience Award Group C
  • Best Cinematography & Sound
  • Best Performer (John Dewar)
  • 2nd Best Film

2022 International Manhattan Film Awards

  • Best U.S. Narrative Short

2022 Cannes International Shorts

  • Best Science Fiction

November 2022 IndieFest Awards

  • Best Nature / Environment / Wildlife Film
  • Best Concept

2023 Colorado Environmental Film Festival

  • Selected for Screening

2023 Toronto Short Film Festival

  • Selected for Screening

Behind the scenes

Behind the Scenes Behind the Scenes Poster
Behind the Scenes Behind the Scenes


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