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La Bachata
About Us

¿what's Mentes Fritas? 

Creative film production company based in the Dominican Republic, with a unique vision where absurdity, humor and magical realism are always present.

Founded in 2007, MENTES FRITAS has built a strong caribbean portrait in all of its projects. Her first feature film AZUL MAGIA received praise from Dominican critics for its artistic achievements and has more than 8.7 million streaming views. It has co-produced projects such as RAFAELA directed by Tito Rodríguez, which won PRIMERA MIRADA at the Panama International Film Festival, was an Official Selection of the Indian International Film Festival, Ícaro Festival, International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, won Best Feature Film at the Puerto Rico Film Festival, Best Director at the Dominican Film Fest New York and Best Drama at the La Silla DR Awards.

Her third feature THE DAY OF THE STORM is a thriller directed by Alexander Viola that is currently on the festival circuit. Her latest project LA BACHATA DE BIONICO (Bionico's Bachata) had its premiere at the prestigious South by Southwest [SXSW] festival where it won the audience award. Currently MENTES FRITAS is developing her next film project.

El crew

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Yoel Morales


Alexander Viola 


Patricia Pepén


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Odette Pedie


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Lucas Marte

Art Director / Actor

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