Sub Rosa is Krisstian de Lara's thesis film, a project he has been developing since May of 2012. Krisstian strive for a story that could be complex yet subtle and full of emotions. “I definitely wanted to make a serious story where characters faced complex situations due to their actions. I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and do something I have never attempted to do before.” While Sub Rosa address some sensitive and taboo topics it does so in a professional and tasteful way. After all, this is a character driven story. It's a film made to tell a story that has not been told before.

  • Sub Rosa 2014 A Film by Krisstian de Lara
  • Sub Rosa 2014 A Film by Krisstian de Lara
  • Sub Rosa 2014 A Film by Krisstian de Lara
  • Sub Rosa 2014 A Film by Krisstian de Lara
  • Sub Rosa 2014 A Film by Krisstian de Lara
  • Sub Rosa 2014 A Film by Krisstian de Lara
  • Sub Rosa 2014 A Film by Krisstian de Lara
  • Sub Rosa 2014 A Film by Krisstian de Lara


Sub Rosa is the coming-of-age story of a male teenager who has grown up under the shadow of his authoritative father. Over the course of a single summer, events transpire which transform this boy into an adult who challenges his dad in very unorthodox ways.






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"It's a film you will talk about, after you see it."
-Tom Musca


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"I believe all audiences can relate to Sub Rosa
and it will be a film that inspires discussion after you see it."
-Krisstian De Lara


Krisstian de Lara is originally from the border communities of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Before he turned 14 he decided to look for opportunities by knocking on doors at local television stations. Despite of some setbacks due to his young age, Krisstian was given an opportunity at a local television station and has never looked back. Krisstian became a Producer, Editor and Technical Director for many television productions. Krisstian advanced his career by accepting a position as a Commercial Director for Univision and later achieved a Master of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures Production at the University of Miami. Since then, he has made two directorial feature films and directed numerous projects produced in the United States, Mexico and Spain. In 2009, he founded his own multimedia production company entitled, “Kn2s Productions, LLC.” Krisstian recently completed his feature film directorial debut with independent film, Investigation 13, launched this year in all digital platforms and its DVD format at Walmart nationwide in the United States. His second directorial film, Rift City, is currently in post-production and is expected to release next year.

"Most people see 'love' as something beautiful, Sub Rosa shows the audience how love can be beautiful while still having a very disturbing side to it. Alan doesn't only get into this situation for love but also for pleasure and of course...revenge." -Mario Temes

"I love doing roles that are way out of my comfort zone,
and Edna was definitely one that pushed me further than any other."
-Julie Kendall


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"The most rewarding part of making a short film is when actors
and crew come together to make visual and emotional artwork."
-Krisstian De Lara


The most rewarding part of making a short film is when actors and crew come together, with the support of investors and supporters, to make visual and emotional artwork. And, most importantly, everyone using their talent to bring alive a story that previously could only have existed in your mind. These are the people that made Sub Rosa happen.





Louis Collado
Mariano Serna
Silvia Lopez de Lara
Sergio Alvarez
Vincent J. Crupi
Alexis Crupi
Maria del Refugio Trejo
Yoyis Lopez de Lara
Estela Lopez de Lara
Elena Cuen
Marie Rohde
Jorge Gutierrez
Nidia Flores
Shawn Abel
Alexis Collado
Betsy Castro
Summer Tsai
Will Martinez
Linet Araujo
Gerardo Lopez de Lara
Parco Richardson
David Laffey

"It creates so much tension that it makes everyone wonder
who in this family is holding the biggest secret."
-Krisstian de Lara


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