The production company Misión Films, together with the liquor company Casa Brugal, presented the first public screening of the short documentary “Ruta 81”, produced and directed by the journalist and filmmaker Héctor Romero.
The film production is an X-ray of the public transport system of Greater Santo Domingo, where drivers, route control, and passengers are the protagonists of the story.
“This film is a small sample of what the public transport system is in our city, and thanks to Casa Brugal, END TV, the Maldonado Bonnelly family and all those who are present today we have been able to film it and present it on the screen”, Romero expressed.
Casa Brugal, the documentary’s sponsor, called on all Dominicans to be responsible, that those who decide to consume alcohol and are of an age to do so, always drink in moderation.
Fellow filmmakers, participants, sponsors, film critics, communicators, artists, and friends of the director attended the premiere at Caribbean Cinemas in Downtown Center, who wanted to be the first to see this investigative audiovisual.
Romero thanked everyone for their support and Casa Brugal for showing the world an example of what is experienced in public transportation in the Dominican Republic.
Héctor added that after this premiere the short will fulfill an agenda in the coming months in which there are some international film exhibitions and festivals, to conclude with the end of the year the launch on national television and its release for social networks.
About Route 81
Route 81 is a short documentary about the public transport system of Greater Santo Domingo narrated by a car driver from the Ovando route with Gómez, Duarte, and San Martín.
During their daily journey, passengers talk about their experience of being users of this service, in addition to daily events. The data on the vehicle fleet as of December 31st, 2020, is revealed during the documentary film.
The photography of this production was in charge of Alejandro Tintori, the editing by Freddy Vargas; the colorization of Bryan Ulerio; still photos and camera operator Janio Mercedes; direct sound Edwin Cruz; music by Grado Celsius and Toque Profundo, executive produced by Persio Sully, Albert Xavier and Héctor Romero; production assistance Amaurys Romero and Alejandro Raposo.