THE NIGHT OF THE BEAST
by Mauricio Leiva Cock
Colombia/Mexico 2020, 70
Do you have metal force to hold on to your Iron Maiden tickets?
Using some of Iron Maiden’s most famous tracks, such as Aces High or The Trooper, Mauricio Leiva-Cock tells the story of two young metalheads coasting aimlessly through Bogota’s alleys on the day of Iron Maiden’s first-ever concert in Colombia. Their day is wrecked and their friendship is tested when hoodlums steal their most valued possession: the tickets to see their favorite band perform live.
Cast & Crew
Daniel Reyes, Esteban Galindo, Edna Paredes, Verónica Mosquera, Jairo Vargas, Yaima Morfa
Production: Fidelio Films
Guanajuato IFF 2020
Athens IFF 2020
Nashville FF 2020
Schlingel IFF for Children and Young Audience 2020
Fort Lauderdale IFF 2020
St. Louis IFF 2020
Gijón International Film Festival 2020
Pantalla Latina: Latin American FF 2020
Guadalajara IFF 2020
exground filmfest Wiesbaden 2020
Saint Augustine FF 2021
Tromso IFF 2021
TIFF Next Wave Festival 2021
Mauricio Leiva Cock
Graduate of the MFA in film from Columbia University. His work has participated and been awarded in festivals and labs worldwide including Annecy, Rome, Toronto, Palm Springs, Tribeca, Guadalajara, among others. He is creator of Ruido Capital (Movistar), which premiered at Berlinale Series Market Screenings, co-creator of Green Frontier (Netflix), head writer of the Emmy winning Falco (Amazon), story editor and writer of Wild District (Netflix) and is currently developing We are Monsters for Gaumont. As an editor, he worked on Chris Gude's Mambo Cool, Ivan Gaona's Portraits, David Figueroa's Perfidia and Jhonny Hendrix's Candelaria, which won the GdA Award at the Giornate degli Autori in Venice. The Night of the Beast is his first feature.