Tender Roses for Tough Climates

This ten-minute short film, composed of three acts, was shot throughout 2015 and 2016 in Brooklyn, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Inspired by personal stories and historic figures, TRFTC revolves around a set of fabricated characters who elaborates on a certain dimension of Marcelo's vision of romance or the state of being a contemporary romantic.

Written & Directed by
Marcelo Gutierrez
Narrated by
Michael Walls
Original Score
Johnny Magee
Chapman Newnum
Marcelo Gutierrez, Chapman Newnum
Makeup & Hair
Marcelo Gutierrez, Marco Campos
Brendan Cameron, Morell Cutler, Marcelo Gutierrez, Peter Hernandez, Bryant Martin, Ruby McCollister, Ty Roach

Makeup Artist

Marcelo Gutierrez

Marcelo Gutierrez is a Colombian-born makeup artist creating eye catching narratives through makeup. Marcelo's work is effortless and intimate, drawing in viewers with an unguarded and purely authentic perspective — a blush becomes a bruise becomes a hickey across one's face, tenderness and resilience battle back and forth constantly reinforcing each other. Collaborating with rising iconic labels like Palomo Spain and Sies Marjan, Marcelo builds looks that are powerful and soft in a way that leaves it clear he knows a thing or two about beauty. Marcelo has collaborated with brands like Converse, Milk Makeup, Samsung, Adidas, Into The Gloss, Complex, Opening Ceremony, Times, LOROD, SSENSE, V Magazine, and Hello Mr. Magazine.