Premio Maguey Over The Rainbow presents its Spot 2018, within the 33rd Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG).
The Spot was created by producer Héctor Fausto and set to music by Sage Skylight as an homage to the theme “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, musical creation by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Yip Harburg.
Premio Maguey, in its seventh edition, honors the Gay Liberation, which arrived hand in hand with cinema after the legendary Stonewall riots the night of June 27th, 1969. It was the day of Judy Garland's funeral, star of The Wizard of Oz and a gay icon. For the first time the LGBT+ community fought against the system that persecuted homosexuals. Months later, LGBT+ rights organizations arose in an international context, and the first Pride marches were born. From then on, the rainbow flag became a symbol of freedom. A new era was born, and with it, a new cinematography; a transgressive cinematography. Héctor Fausto brings Spanish artist Naro Pinosa’s images to life in order to create an illusion of movement, the movement as a metaphor for freedom in a playful and ideal world where dreams really do come true.
Héctor Fausto graduated from the University of Guadalajara. Founding partner of POLAR STUDIO, a company formed by professionals of audiovisual arts, film, television, video and digital animation, with over 14 years of experience in these disciplines, a solid career and the backing of several awards recognizing their work. He specializes in Motion Graphics and VFX, and is the creator of the previous Premio Maguey spots.
Ernesto Acosta, aka Sage Skylight, was born in Ensenada, Baja California, in April 1994, and now resides in Guadalajara. He began in 2009 with a solo electropop project until, in 2014, Karla Garisoain, Alex León, Enrique García and Luis Castañeda joined him to form the pop/rock band under the same name, and whose biggest influences are Queen, Blondie, Paramore and Lady Gaga. Their presentations include the Festival RMX 212, Corona’s Revolutionary Fest, Fiestas de Octubre, and has shared events with artists such as Torreblanca, La Sonora Santanera, Elis Paprika, Peter Murphy, among others. They have released two Eps, “Sir Sage Skylight” and “The Harpy Queen”, in all streaming services.