Progressive Dutch couple Martin Verfondern and Margo Pool had only one dream – to live off the land, far from the constraints and complications of the city. But, when they arrive in the crumbling, Spanish village of Santoalla, the foreigners challenge the traditions of the town's sole remaining family, igniting a decade-long conflict that culminates in Martin's mysterious disappearance. Andrew Becker and Daniel Mehrer's intriguing, expertly crafted true crime film follows Margo as she unravels the puzzle surrounding the strange happenings as she remains true to the ambitions that first drew her and Martin to Santoalla in the first place.
SCREENING | THURSDAY, JULY 13TH |CROWLEY THEATER
FEATURE | USA 82min.
Andrew Becker is a director, producer, cinematographer, editor and composer residing in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2008, he has worked primarily in television, creating content for cable outlets such as Discovery, Travel Channel and A&E. Becker also records music under the name, “Human Potential”, and has released two solo albums on his label, What Delicate Recordings.
Daniel Mehrer is a Brooklyn, New York based director, producer, cinematographer and photographer. He has produced both long and short form content for various cable outlets such as Discovery, OWN and MSNBC.
SANTOALLA is Andrew and Daniel's directorial debut.
Producers: Cristina De La Torre, Andrew Becker, and Daniel Mehrer