Out in the desert, where the United States blurs with Mexico, Javier Martinez lives alone out of his pickup truck. He digs anonymous graves for his meager livelihood - numb to morality and apathetic towards everyone. His boss is a bigoted wannabe gangster, and he habitually ignores the pleas for a human connection with the local gas station attendant. But one day, on a routine grave dig, Javier is visited by an apparition that not only transforms his indifferent outlook, but sets him on the path to redemption.
Malachi Rempen was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He started making stop-motion animations at age ten, and in high school he directed five award-winning short films. The Silver Lincoln, directed by Malachi in 2008, has gone on to screen at festivals in Michigan, New Mexico, and Washington. Malachi also directed Corner Store in the summer of 2008 as part of a Chapman University travel course in collaboration with students from the Seoul Institute of the Arts in South Korea. La Niña del Desierto won Best Picture (Undergraduate), Best Director (Undergraduate), and Best Cinematography (Undergraduate) at Chapman University's 2009 Cecil Awards.
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