Nuevo Rico

A brother and sister stumble upon a celestial secret that changes their lives forever and propels them into Reggaetón stardom, but they soon discover that their newfound fame comes at a deep price.

Director Bio

Kristian Mercado Figueroa (Director, Writer) is a Puerto Rican filmmaker living in Spanish Harlem whose music-driven short film PA’LANTE won the SXSW Jury Award 2019. Mercado has directed content for Billie Eilish, Awkwafina, Eric Andre, De La Soul, MF DOOM, Planned Parenthood, Bad Bunny, and Adult Swim, among others. He has also directed comedy specials for Hannibal Buress and SNL's Sam Jay for NETFLIX. His work was official selection at SXSW 2020 with both a video for the Grammy-nominated Black Pumas and Hannibal’s MIAMI NIGHTS. Vice said, "MIAMI NIGHTS is the first comedy special directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa, and it's unlike any other special that has been released this year, and perhaps ever."


  • Directed by:Kristian Mercado
  • Written by:Kristian Mercado & Juan Arroyo
  • Produced by:Debora Perez, Kate Chamurris & Angel Manuel Soto
  • Runtime:16 mins
  • Completion Date:March 16, 2021
  • Country of Origin:United States
  • Country of Filming:Puerto Rico, United States
  • Language:English
  • Category:Animation
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 16
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 6th Dead Centre Brewery Athlone 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 7th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Website

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Still Voices 2021 Programme Announced

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 15 September, 2021

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Terence Davies & Pat Collins Directing Masterclass

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  • 22 September, 2021

Terence Davies & Pat Collins Directing Masterclass at Still Voices 21

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Terence Davies to Attend Still Voices 21

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 22 September, 2021

Acclaimed Director Terence Davies to attend Still Voices Film Festival 2021.


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