CRISTAL CINE is a film and media production house based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, created with the purpose of expanding the local film industry by partnering with international productions to provide local film services, and by supporting new authentic voices in the development of audiovisual productions.
created by PAULA CURY
Padre Billini #1
Santo Domingo, D.N. República Dominicana
Paula Cury Melo Dominican award-winning producer, screenwriter and director. After receiving the Silas H. Rhode Scholarship granted by the School of Visual Arts NYC, she earns her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Film. She is currently the CEO of Cristal Cine, a film production company based in Santo Domingo, whose first production is the upcoming documentary Adrift. Paula’s short films as director and cinematographer have been selected by various film festivals across America. Although a work in progress, Adrift has already garnered awards in private screenings, including the Special Jury Award for Social Documentary at the School of Visual Art’s Dusty Film Festival, and the Haskell Wexler Cinematography Award granted by the American Society of Cinematographers.
Adrift is a short documentary that explores the threat to women’s reproductive rights in the Dominican Republic, by portraying the experiences of young girls and women who have dealt with unwanted pregnancies. It is currently in the process of becoming a feature film.
THE POWER THREAD: PAULA CURY AND THE POWER OF FILM
We got the opportunity to sit down with Paula and dig through some of her thought processes behind creating film that invokes change.
el nuevo diario: SHORT FILM ADRIFT WINS FIRST PLACE
The short documentary "Adrift" by young director Paula Cury Melo, was awarded with the first place in the Global Short Film Competition of the Dominican Global Film Festival, organized annually by FUNGLODE.
diario libre: PAULA CURY MELO, NEW FILMMAKING TALENT
Cinema continues to open its doors to the young talent that strives for their space in the local industry. Paula Cury Melo is part of the new group of young people who intend to mark their territory with issues that leave a mark.
CRISTAL CINE headquarters are located in the Padre Billini esq. Las Damas, the very first street of America.
Padre Billini #1, Colonial Zone
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional Dominican Republic