Take Note: Alan Blanco on his New Film, Manos Sucias

Jun 5, 2015

Alan Blanco, shooting Manos Sucias in Buenaventura, Columbia.

You may not know the name Alan Blanco, but something tells me you soon will!  This young filmmaker and Penn State graduate is making a name for himself.  His debut feature film, Manos Sucias, with first-time director Josef Wladyka has made the film festival rounds to critical acclaim.  Blanco co-wrote and shot the film, which was executive produced by Spike Lee. The deeply affecting story is set, and shot, in a part of the world we rarely see on screen: the drug underworld of Buenaventura, Columbia. 


Manos Sucias Official Site

Filmmaker Magazine article about Josef Wladyka and Alan Blanco

The Daily Collegian: THAW Festival

Tribeca 2014 Interview: Manos Sucias Director and DP Share Stories from Colombia

BBC News: Buenaventura