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About DirectorGalo SemblantesQuito, 1983

Galo Semblantes attended San Francisco de Quito University, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Film and Video in 2009. In 2010 he was the third assistant director of the film “Mono con Gallinas” by Alfredo León. Later, he continued his master’s studies in film in the city of Los Angeles until 2013. Shortly after graduating, he worked on the film “Dance of Insanity” by Mexican director Tatiana Beller. In 2017 he traveled to Arizona as director of photography for the film American Dreams by Thomas Schade.

Since 2014, he has taught directing and producing as a professor at Universidad de las Américas(Quito). He has worked in commercials and theater productions as well.

In 2013 he began his debut film, the documentary La Leyenda de Tayos. It is in that same year that he applied to the National Film Council and is one of the beneficiaries of the fund for documentary production. The film also won the Post-production fund in 2018 and Distribution in 2021. Its release is expected in early 2021.

In 2013 he began his debut feature “La Leyenda de Tayos”, a documentary that will be released in 2021.

Director's Note

The jungle is a dark and mysterious place, under the shadow of its vegetation, there is a space where the imagination of the adventurers transports them to another dimension. Burning in the feverish environment of the jungle, their minds lead them to dream of great treasures. However, when they returned to their homes empty-handed, one wonders what they really saw when they looked into the abyss of the cave. The Legend of Tayos is a film that talks about the value of idealism that leads us to explore unknown places that we would not have gone to otherwise. But he also talks about the ambition, the egos, the deceptions, and the destruction that this “gold rush” can cause.