Ulises Pérez Mancilla (Mexico)

Ulises Pérez Mancilla is a Mexican director and screenwriter who graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City. He directed and wrote the short films O ser un elefante and Terry. His debut feature film, Los días francos, produced by Varios Lobos and the Mexican Fund for Quality Film Production (FOPROCINE), was part of Cine Qua Non Lab’s first Script Revision Lab in Spanish in 2017 and is in the final stage of post-production. Ulises wrote the scripts Linternita, Atmósfera, Yo soy la felicidad de este mundo and El día comenzó ayer for Mil Nubes Cine, as well as the documentary television series La calle, el aula y la pantalla. He has worked as a script supervisor in 40 films, working with directors such as Arturo Ripstein, Julián Hernández, Daniel Castro Zimbrón, Lucía Carreras and Jimena Montemayor. He is currently a member of the National System of Art Creators of Mexico’s National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) and is about to shoot his short film PositIHVo, supported by the Fund for the Promotion and Development of Mexican Cinema in Mexico City (PROCINE).

Novenario — After Emiliano’s death, their first-born son, Victoria and Julián mourn separately, looking for the same answer: Why did their son hide from them that he was HIV-positive?