The Man Who Always Did His Part

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Project: The man who always did his part

Start Date: October 2011

Completion Date: May 2017


Dr. Rota is a writer, a scientist and a business man who, at the age of 78, looks for recognition of the society. He wants to do this film to capture his legacy on screen and to avoid to be alone.


Dr. Rota, a 78 year-old business man, scientist and writer is full of conflicts, illusions of fame and conspiracy. He deals with the obstacles of trying to publish his book and to get surrounded by people, aiming for their recognition. After having lost contact to the world he wants to exhibit his legacy and fight his loneliness.

This portrait speaks about the contradictions and struggles that we encounter in life and brings us closer to a man who always did his part.


Directors: Orisel Castro und York Neudel
Editors: Juan Soto und Orisel Castro
DoP: York Neudel
Sound-Engineer: Raymi Morales
Producers: Orisel Castro und York Neudel

Awards and Labs

Participation at DocuLab 1.0, San José, Costa Rica, 2013
Selection at RoughCut Docs Medellín-Barcelona, Colombia, 2014
Participation at DocuLab 7, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2015
Participation at Pitching Documental, DocMontevideo, 2016
Participation at V Workshop by Ibermedia in La Antigua, Guatemala, 2016
Participation at Puerto Lab of the 57° International Filmfestival of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 2017
Winner of Postproduction Funding by CNCINE-Ecuador, 2015