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Synopsis: Set in the days leading up to the year 2000, best friends Kelly and Miguel find themselves facing mounting pressures and the harsh realities of their futures. Kelly (Katy Erin), living off the inheritance she received after her parents died, hits the booze and drugs hard. As her money runs out and the consequences of her actions begin to catch up with her, Kelly has to figure out how to live life on her terms. Miguel (Michael Lovato), is torn between his immigrant parent’s expectations of his life and his dream of becoming a comedian. The pressure to make his dreams come true while defying the sacrifices his parent’s made for him push Miguel to the brink.

Genre

comedy, drama

Language

English

Run Time

90 mins minutes

Starring

Katy Erin (Kelly)
Michael Lovato (Miguel)
Rogelio Ramos (Andres)
Robert Rodriguez (Jefe)

Directed by

Alejandro Montoya Marin

Written by

Alejandro Montoya

Produced by

Allan Gaitiria
John Kaler
Tiffany Neeley
Tamas Nadas

Director's Statement

Both an homage to 90’s films and the indie film revolution of the time, MILLENNIUM BUGS is a love letter to a generation that found themselves on the cusp of a technological revolution that was both exciting and uncharted. This film speaks to anyone who has ever felt broken, pressured, or lost and carries with the universal and timeless desire for good friends, good laughs, and great tunes.
It was important to make the movie from two different points of views. It was crucial to show some diversity in this movie by implementing my Mexican American upbringing throughout the ’90s. This movie was financed through a successful crowdfunding campaign where the filmmakers raised the funds on Indiegogo in 60 days.

Director's Bio

Alejandro Montoya Marin was born in Laredo Texas and raised in Mexico (Merida and Monterrey). Since a very young age, he has been interested in film. Alejandro went to school for marketing and then attended Vancouver Film School in Canada where he specialized in Directing. He later moved to Albuquerque to join the growing film industry. His narrative work includes: Intrepido (2009), The Princess and the Musician (2013), The Joneses (2014), Low/Fi (2015), Monday (2016), and Leslie (2017). His films have screened in numerous film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Raindance, The Napa Valley Film Festival, Hollyshorts, and many more. In addition to narrative film, Alejandro also has an intense love for music and has directed many music vídeos. He has directed for Sleigh Bells, Chikita Violenta, Motopony, Grimlin, and Stem Ivory. Most recently, Alejandro appeared on the El Rey Network-produced documentary show, REBEL WITHOUT A CREW: THE SERIES. With a budget of only $7000 and 14 days of shooting time, Alejandro was able to adapt his award-winning short film, MONDAY, into a feature film of the same name. The movie premiered at a special screening during the 2018 SXSW FESTIVAL and most recently was screened to a sold-out audience at the SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. The film is currently on the film festival circuit and continues to pile up rave reviews.

Country of Origin

United States

Production Year

2019

Aspect Ratio

2.39

Official Website

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