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The Red Thunder

Directed by Alvaro Ron

Short Narrative
USA – Spain | 6 minutes | 2015

Sarah (Allie Grant, “Weeds”), a nerdy teenager, needs her mom’s brand new car to go on a date with Danny (Miles Heizer “Parenthood”), the boy she is in love with. Her mom, Dr. Thun (Karen Strassman, “Silicon Valley”), an absent minded Podiatrist is concerned about Sarah driving by the dangerous streets of downtown Los Angeles.

She tells her daughter she may need her car if one of her patients has an emergency, but Sarah doesn’t buy it. After all Dr. Thun is just a Podiatrist… Sarah receives a message from Danny asking if she is going to pick him up and she decides to disobey her mom and steal the car. Little does she know the vehicle is actually part of a secret Dr. Thun keeps and this discovery will change Sarah’s life forever…

The Red Thunder - Alvaro RonAlvaro Ron
Director, Producer, Writer

Alvaro Ron has written, directed and produced numerous award-winning short films around the world including “THE RED THUNDER” (Finalist at the 26th Producers Guild of America Awards) “To Kill or Not to Kill” (official selection PBS Independent Film Festival), and “Behind the Curtain” starring Emmy Award-winner Peter MacNicol. He has executive produced and directed critically acclaimed TV shows including the Spanish version of “Life on Mars”. He also developed “The Protected” for ABC Family.

Ron’s producer credits include feature films like “Mia Sarah” (directed by Gustavo Ron), “Americano” (directed by Kevin Noland; Starring Josh Jackson and Dennis Hopper) and “Green Zone” (directed by Paul Greengrass; Starring Matt Damon, Amy Ryan and Greg Kinnear). Alvaro Ron is a graduate of UCLA and The Los Angeles Film School. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA), Film Independent (FIND) and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).

The Red Thunder

Film Information

Director: Alvaro Ron
Country: USA – Spain
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 6 min


Producer: Alvaro Ron
Executive Producers: Greg Haggart, Rosana Tomas
Alvaro Ron, Rafael Alvarez and Clara Viola
Alvaro Ron & Valentina Pozzoli
Patrick Rousseau
Vicente Perez

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Principal Cast

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival