Screenshot from the local film "Late For Work." Courtesy Photo.

City Block Cinema will be screening “Late For Work” by SA-native filmmaker Santos Hernandez on Wednesday, July 22. It’s one of the three prize-winning films of this year’s Neighborhood Film Project. The film uses San Antonio’s Eastside and downtown as the setting for “a Millennial’s commute through central San Antonio as he is late for work.”

Santos Hernandez, producer of "Late for Work." Courtesy Photo.
Santos Hernandez, producer of “Late for Work.” Courtesy Photo.

Santos began working with film as a freshman when he entered the San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity‘s film program, or SASIC Film for short. SASIC is a tuition free public charter High School with experienced professionals as educators – meaning the students get to learn from professionals. Now entering his senior year of high school, Santos has been surrounded and trained by seasoned filmmakers for the past three years.

Santos enters into a tradition of winning. SASIC Film students have earned prizes and accolades in the Neighborhood Film Project (NFP) in 2013 and the San Antonio 48 Hour Film Project in 2014 and 2013.

Two students from SASIC Film have won in this year’s NFP. These students also are aware of how useful the NFP is for connecting them to the active post-high-school film community in the city.

Noting that many teams participating in the NFP and 48 Hour Film Project tend to not feature central San Antonio or the Eastside, Santos decided to capture these areas and use them as the setting for his film, “Late for Work.” Santos will be going into the Advanced Film Program at SASIC and will participate in all of SASIC’s productions this coming year.

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Buy your ticket to support Santos Hernandez’ award winning film “Late For Work” (as well as many other films) on July 22 at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center by clicking here. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and drinks will be provided by Dor?ol Distillery and Alamo Beer Co.

The Neighborhood Film Project is organized by the SA Film Commission a division of the Department of Culture and Creative Development. The Rivard Report has partnered with the Film Commission to present a screening, City Block Cinema, of this year’s winners and previous winners.

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Darian Thomas was born and raised in San Antonio. He studied at Mannes The New School for Music, and is currently a Music Composition major with a minor in Philosophy at the University of the Incarnate...