Next month, Omar Rodriguez Lopez will make his directorial debut with his feature film, The Sentimental Engine Slayer, at the International Film Festival Rotterdam on February 4. The film was written and directed Rodriguez Lopez. While The Sentimental Engine Slayer is not his first venture as a director – he also created two unreleased films, 2001’s A Manual Dexterity and 2003’s Letters from Dystopia – it is his first feature released to the public. Made on a relatively small budget using money borrowed from a close friend and Rodriguez Lopez’s parents, the cast and crew worked diligently on location in El Paso, TX to bring the project to fruition.
Watch the trailer for The Sentimental Engine Slayer below: