José Lomas Hervert (Mexico)

José Lomas Hervert is a Mexican filmmaker born in San Luis Potosí and raised in Arizona and Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. In 2012 he wrote and produced his first feature film, Potosí (2013), which won the award for best first Mexican feature at the 2013 Guanajuato International Film Festival and was nominated in 2014 for three Ariel awards (Mexican Academy Awards). In 2015, José received a grant to produce Gerardo, a short documentary for PBS about the LGBT community in El Paso, Texas. His short film Los Ausentes (The Absents) (2017) won an honorable mention at the 2017 Morelia International Film Festival, was an official selection at the 2019 Berlinale Generation Kplus, and won the awards for best Mexican short film at the 2018 Monterrey International Film Festival and best screenplay at the 2018 Black Canvas Contemporary Film Festival in Mexico City. Los Ausentes was nominated for the 2018 Diosa de Plata awards granted by the Mexican Film Press Association. In 2020, José won the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) production grant for his short film La lengua y el olvido (The Void Between Us) (2021).

White Rabbit A raw portrait of the late 90s as a group of teens grapple their way through skating, drugs and gun violence in the border cities of Ciudad Juárez and El Paso.