German is a young artist and filmmaker striving to complete his first feature film, while plagued by the ghost of a long-lost love and a battle for creative control with his producers.

L.A.-based artist Germán Alonso is a walking, talking repository of creativity. Puppetry, animation, drawing, computer graphics and filmmaking are all mediums he has dabbled in, but his passion project is a live-action feature based on his comic book character MexMan. Despite his ambition, Alonso struggles with conspiring producers, an aging Hollywood actor and his own mental health issues as he fights to bring his Mexican cyborg-superhero to the big screen. MexMan is a fascinating documentary as well as a cautionary tale that is required viewing for anyone who has or intends to dabble in filmmaking. An instantly relatable underdog story through and through, this is a heartfelt and touching documentary about the fight to make your mark while struggling with the harsh realities of the world.

Screenings: Slamdance 2018, Boston Underground Film Festival 2018, Calgary Underground Film Festival 2018
Dir. Josh Polon / USA / Documentary / 2018 / 90mins / Australian Premiere

"MexMan can ultimately be placed alongside Lost in La Mancha and Jodorowsky’s Dune."

Boston Hassle

"Polon is setting up one of the great stand-up-and-cheer movie-industry underdog sagas of all time. A heady mix of magical realism, comic-book heroics, and social commentary – signals a potentially visionary creative voice."

Film Threat
03:00 Pm
sunday 16th September