A Dark Foe

friday, September 27th, 2019 at 8:15pm

Program #8

The movie layers itself in the guilt-ridden mind of a former FBI agent, who, stranded in the painful memory of the abduction of his sister, suffers from nyctophobia: an irrational fear of the dark, and will have to face-off with the cunning serial killer who took her away.

Meet the filmmakers

WRITER - Oscar Cardenas

DIRECTOR - Maria Gabriela Cardenas

PRODUCER - Amy Williams, Oscar Cardenas and Maria Gabriela Cardenas

CINEMATOGRAPHER - Jon Aguirresarobe and Javier Santos Audera

EDITOR - Dana Gasparine



Maria Gabriela Cardenas

Maria Gabriela Cardenas is a 25 year-old director, producer, and writer from Caracas, Venezuela. Cardenas’ interest for the Arts includes painting, photography, singing, dancing, and working behind the camera. 

At the age of 14 she already knew she wanted to become a film director and committed to several intensive film courses in Los Angeles, California.

Later, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Filmmaking and a Master’s degree in Producing. 

Cardenas has done a variety of music videos, short films, including the award-winning short “The Grand Guignol” (2015). She spent two years preparing for her debut as a director for the film "A Dark Foe", a psychological thriller that she also co-wrote and co-produced. 

As a devoted fan of the film noir and the thriller genres, Cardenas, along with her father, Oscar Cardenas, established a film production company, Path of Thorns Entertainment ™, exclusively dedicated to producing horror and thriller movies.

Maria Gabriela Cardenas has two other films in development: The Man With the Lion Face and The Bus. 

She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.