Soldiers & Bandits

TV Pilot Script

Drama / Historical

In 1916, Pancho Villa raids an American town, bringing the USA and Mexico on the verge of war. The show will follow historical events mixed with speculation, fiction and sprinkles of magic realism.

2nd Place, 2017 Porto Alegre Screenplay Festival (FRAPA)

Dhampira

Feature Screenplay

Gothic Horror

A young woman uncovers terrifying secrets about her family's history and realizes that a dark entity tries to kill everyone she loves.

Gold Prize, 2017 Hollywood Screenplay Contest

Official Selection, 2017 FilmQuest Festival

The Chrononauts

Feature Screenplay

Sci-Fi / Historical

In the 1950s, a famous writer finds himself drawn into a time travel conspiracy involving many of the greatest cultural figures in history.

Bronze Prize, 2017 World Series of Screenwriting

Finalist, 2017 Byron Bay Film Festival Screenplay Contest

The Astral Grid

Feature Screenplay

Sci-Fi / New Age

A man suspects that his life is merely a dream, and attempts to escape from it through tantric sex and astral travel.

Honorable Mention, 2017 Canada International Film Festival

Semi-Finalist, 2017 Nashville Film Festival

Blurbs

Other innovative recent incursions into the horror film genre include Eduardo Soto-Falcon's short film DHAMPIRA.
-Pop Culture Latin America! (book, ABC-Clio)

DHAMPIRA - Eduardo Soto-Falcon's modern gothic short follows the beautiful Mara as she falls under the spell of a mysterious vampire, stylish with a very satisfying finale.
-Sex Gore Mutants (genre magazine)

The test movie allowed Eduardo to experiment with camera angles to convey both character and atmosphere more effectively than he could with just the screenplay. The look of the sets in particular is quite extraordinary.
-Moviestorm (3D animation & previs)

With the set-up of the eroticism between the two friends we are excited on a primal level to watch the events of this scene unfold [...] It has the potential to be an enthralling nugget of cinema.
-BlueCat Analysis

 

These books cite the short films DHAMPIRA and EL PAJE.

 

Eduardo Soto-Falcon
Eduardo Soto-Falcon

Profile

I am an International and multicultural filmmaker based in Canada and shaped by diverse Latin American and European influences. After growing up immersed in classic Hollywood, Mexican and International cinema, I graduated summa cum laude in Cinema & Photography, along with a minor in Writing, from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY).

My short films have been shown at 30 film festivals around the world and on TV (including Cinemax, Mexican National TV and the US syndicated show SPROCKETS AND SPLICES). An animatic storyboard of one of my scripts was one of 11 semi-finalists competing for a $100,000 USD prize at Amazon Studios. Over the last few years, I have concentrated on screenwriting. In 2017, I entered several scripts to International competitions and they all reached semi-finals or finals at least once, for a total of 25 placements so far, including the second round of selection at the Sundance Institute.

I see writing and directing as two halves of the storytelling process, so I write as a filmmaker and cinephile. Every script I choose to write on spec is extremely personal to me, but it's also a worthy story to be told and shared with worldwide audiences that seek alternatives to the repetitive and uninspired mainstream that bombards screens of all sizes.

I write and make films because I'm a storyteller and want my stories to appeal the intellect and reach for the soul. My interest in the fantastic is not to escape reality, but to deconstruct it. The thing that makes fiction as true as reality is emotion. If the writer feels it, if the performer feels it and if the audience feels it, then it's true.

My all-time favorite directors, spirit mentors and major influences of what I try to do are Orson Welles, Luis Buñuel, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders and Clint Eastwood, and I identify with Steven Soderbergh, Christopher Nolan and Guillermo del Toro.

My favorite recent episodic shows are MR. ROBOT, THE KNICK, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, BETTER CALL SAUL, PENNY DREADFUL, OUTLANDER and NARCOS, all of which have elements similar to my work and preferred themes.

I currently prepare a couple of short film productions and I'm open to writing and directing assignments in film, TV and digital media, both in English and Spanish.