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Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #33: Carlos Puga's 'Burma' Is, In a Way, 15 Years in the Making

6 March 2013 6:14 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

First time filmmaker Carlos Puga, formerly a documentarian for MTV's "True Life," had known for awhile that he wanted to make narrative films. When his short "Satan Since 2003" experienced success at Sundance, he finally set out to make his first feature, and in doing so landed a great cast including Christopher Abbott ("Girls") and Gaby Hoffman ("Crystal Fairy"). What it's about: "Burma" is the story of a sibling reunion that is sent reeling with the arrival of an unexpected and unwelcome guest. Tell Us About Yourself: I was born in Chile and raised in Miami, Fl. After high school I moved to New York and attended The Stern School of Business at Nyu, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Interesting stuff, but not really the career path I was planning on. During the college years I also studied directing and acting at various studios around the city. »

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