The In Between

The In Between is a lyrical coming-of-age story woven from singular moments and individual lives along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Funding Initiative
Open Call
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Director/Producer

Robie Flores

Robie Flores grew up on the U.S./Mexico border. She is an independent filmmaker and video editor based in New Orleans. She previously worked with Loki Films as an assistant on Detropia, The Education of Mohammed Hussein and ESPN’s Title IX documentary, Branded. Her work has appeared on CNN and Bloomberg and has been featured by Teen Vogue, Fusion, Allure Show more and i-d Vice. Her latest project The In Between, has received support from Chicken & Egg's Diversity Fellows Initiative and was selected for IFP’s 2018 Documentary Lab, the 2018 Points North Fellowship and Camden / TFI Labs. The In Between is her first feature film. Show less

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Producer/Cinematographer

Alejandro Flores

Alejandro Flores attended the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin with the goal of starting a film production company with his siblings. In 2015 he was recruited by European retailer Lidl to train in Germany and Austria for the launch of Lidl America in 2017. He recently left the company to pursue his original plan and is currently producing his first Show more documentary feature The In Between which has received support from Chicken & Egg's Diversity Fellows Initiative and was selected for IFP’s 2018 Documentary Lab and the 2018 Points North Fellowship. Alejandro has received support from the Sundance Institute as an emerging producer and is also a fellow for New Orleans Film Society’s Southern Producer’s Lab. Show less

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Producer

Kellen Quinn

Kellen Quinn is an independent producer. He produced Luke Lorentzen's Midnight Family (2019), which premiered at Sundance, winning the US Documentary Competition Special Jury Award for Cinematography. He also produced Viktor Jakovleski's Brimstone & Glory (2017), which premiered at True/False, won best documentary at SFFILM Festival, and was Show more selected at Hot Docs, Sheffield and many others. In 2016 Kellen was among six producers selected for Impact Partners’ Documentary Producers Fellowship. In 2017 and 2018, he participated in the Sundance Documentary Creative Producing Lab and Fellowship. In 2012 he developed Aeon Video for Aeon Magazine, a curated program of short documentaries that he continues to oversee. Before moving into producing, he was the deputy director of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival from 2009 to 2012, prior to which he worked in the Tribeca Film Festival's programming department from 2007 to 2009. Show less

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The Film

The border community at Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Coahuila is created by individual and shared moments both mundane and sublime. What happens when we look closely at those moments? The In Between takes us into the individual lives lived along the frontier: the ups and downs of growing up, birthdays, discovering Selena’s music, learning to dance cumbia, field days, first loves, homecoming, high school prom, graduation, and figuring out what’s next. This immersive film forms a coming-of-age story that celebrates the vibrant space between ‘Mexican’ and ‘American’.

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