Zita Hanrot
Motell Foster
Josué Gutierrez


Written and directed by Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich
Based in part on the essay "Surrealist Refugees in the Tropics" by Terese Svoboda, first published by Guernica in 2017
Produced by Sophie Luo, Mike S. Ryan
Cinematography Alex Ashe
Production Design Terry Watson
Costume Design Mumbi O’Brien
Casting Director Emily Rucker
Key Hairstylist Cassandra Celestin
Key Makeup Artist Brianna Perez
Associate Producer Monica Sorelle
Editor Emily Packer
Additional Editing Nicole Otero
Composer Sabine McCalla
Music Supervisor Cheryl Wang 
Sound Design + Mix Andrew Tracy
Colorist  Drew Geary      


Sophie Luo, producer

Producer Sophie Luo works across film, art, and commercial spaces. Her projects include TOO BRIGHT TO SEE, PART I (dir. Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich), installed at the Pérez Art Museum Miami; ONLOOKERS (dir. Kimi Takesue), which had its international premiere at the Centre Pompidou in Paris; and CONSPIRACY (dirs. Simone Leigh and Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich), which played at the 2023 Berlinale, 2023 MoMA Doc Fortnight, and 2022 Venice Biennale. Additionally, she has produced commercial work for clients such as Nike, TED, Google, Facebook, Timberland, Gap, and more. Sophie is a 2024 Gotham / Rotterdam Producing Lab Fellow and was named an inaugural member of Women In Film’s Emerging Producers Program.

Mike S. Ryan, producer

Executive Producer Mike S. Ryan is an Independent Spirit Awards “Producer of the Year” nominee and one of Varietyʼs 2007 “10 Producers to Watch.” He has line produced, executive produced, and produced many films that have garnered accolades from the Academy Awards, Gotham Awards and many more including Todd Solondz’s Palindromes and Life During Wartime, Bela Tarr’s Turin Horse, Phil Morrison’s Junebug, Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy and Meek’s Cutoff. “Junebug,” starring Amy Adams, made its international premiere at Sundance in 2005 and went on to be one of the lowest- budgeted feature films ever nominated for an Oscar (Best Supporting Actress, 2005). Mike is a New York City native and a graduate of New York University's Tisch Graduate School of Film and Television.