Matthew Stoneman dreamed of pop stardom. Instead, he went to jail, learned Spanish, and emerged as “Mateo,” America’s first white mariachi singer. Mateo is on the brink of completing an album of original songs in Havana. But his estrangement from friends and family, his criminal past, and his love for Cuban women could derail him on his quest for fame.

SCREENING: Crowley Theater – Sunday Oct 18 10:00AM


Category: Documentary Feature
Year: 2014
Runtime: 88m
Country: Cuba / USA / Japan
Language: English


Director: Aaron I. Naar
Executive Producer: 
Producer: Benjamin Dohrmann, Aaron I. Naar
Editor: Aaron I. Naar, Nicole Vaskell
Cinematographer: Seth Cuddeback
Composer: Matthew Stoneman
Cast: Matthew Stoneman



Aaron I. Naar is a Film Independent and IFP Documentary Lab alumnus and a recipient of the Pacific Pioneer Fund. He currently serves as a Director and Editor at Editree Inc. where he has created documentary-style commercials for clients such as Google and Expedia. Aaron graduated from Vassar College with a dual BA in Hispanic Studies and Latin American and Latino/a Studies. He is based in Los Angeles, California.