Not My Name


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Not My Name.

1996: when a well off Colombian family has to travel on a perilous country road to visit their ailing grandfather, their reliance on their youngest child to conceal their fake identities will expose him to the reality of war.


Juan Paulo Laserna is a Colombian director, producer and writer. He graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he won awards for best directing, editing and film for his feature film Las Malas Lenguas. His stories often utilize magical realism and dark humor to develop contemporary dramas and crime narratives related to immigration. He graduated with honors from the MFA program at Columbia University. He was awarded the Sloan Screenplay Competition award for his story on the indigenous rehabilitation of the land during the war in Colombia, as well as the KOB Mentorship grant for his film, Not My Name.


  • Title
    Not My Name
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    19′, col.

  • Director
    Juan Paulo Laserna
  • Screenplay
    Juan Paulo Laserna

  • Editing
    Luis Troetsch
  • Photography
    Jaime Barrios

  • Art Direction
    Juliana Reyes
  • Music
    Guidian Shturman
  • Sound
    Ziaire Trinidad Sherman
  • Cast
    Jose Luis Uribe, Maria Fernanda Cardoza, Sandra Beltrán, Santiago Medina,
    Juan Ignacio Rodriguez

  • Producers 
    Valeria Contreras,
    Vicente González Monroy
  • Co-Producer 
    Olivia Peralta
  • Production 
    Katharina Otto-Bernstein Thesis Mentorship Program

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