Cachada: The opportunity
Runtime: 81 min
Country: El Salvador
Director(s): Marlén Viñayo
Producer(s): Marlén Viñayo, André Guttfreund
Cast: Egly Larreynaga, Magdalena Henríquez, Magaly Lemus, Evelyn Chileno, Wendy Henríquez, Ruth H. Vega
Contact(s): Marlén Viñayo
Marlén Viñayo (León, Spain, 1987) graduated in 2011 in Audiovisual Communication from the Carlos III University of Madrid and in 2012 she studied a Master in Documentary Cinema and Society at the ESCAC (Superior School of Cinema and Audiovisual of Catalonia). In 2008 Viñayo began her professional career and since then she has worked in different film, television and advertising producers in Spain, USA. and El Salvador, where she has served as director, producer and screenwriter. Among her works as a producer are the documentaries for television: “Separated: Children at the Border (PBS Frontline)”, “The Gang Crackdown” (PBS Frontline) and “Remembering Archbishop Oscar Romero” (Americas now, CCTV). She has directed the documentary short films “Voces en el pared”, “The good teachers” and “Tell what” and was a screenwriter for the advertising campaign “I give the face for them (UNFPA)” and assistant director and director of photography at the documentary feature “La senyora que feia senyors” (The lady who made gentlemen), selected in several national and international festivals such as Miradocs Barcelona and États Généraux Du Film Documentaire (Lussas, France) and broadcast on TV3 Catalonia (Spain). She lives in El Salvador since 2013, where she founded the production company La Jaula Abierta, specialized in documentary productions. “Cachada” is her first documentary feature film as director.