Becoming Fools is a follow-up to the award winning Athentikos documentary, Reparando, released in 2010. Originally, the film was to follow Italo, a professional clown by day who removed his makeup at night to serve youth living in the streets. Shortly after Athentikos began pre-production, Italo drowned in a tragic accident, leaving the film and these street youth without a hero. But death could not erase a life lived authentically. Italo’s peers rallied together around the street youth to help them portray a symbolic story of their lives on a professional stage.

Becoming Fools production timeline:

  • January 2011 – Athentikos began Pre-production.
  • November 2011 – Production launches in Guatemala City
  • June 16, 2012 – The cast performs a theatrical event in Teatro Abril
  • July 2012 – Principle photography wraps
  • September 2012 – Editing 485 hours of footage begins
  • March 2013 – Initial edit is finished for the Omaha Film Festival
  • July 2013 – Final Edit and Post Production complete
  • August 2013 – Athentikos secures global response partner for US Tour
  • March 2014 – Official US Screening Tour launches


FORM: Documentary, Feature
GENRE: Drama, Reality, Social Issue, Biography
NICHE: Third World, Social Justice, Latino
RUNNING TIME: 80 Minutes
LANGUAGES: Spanish, English
SUBTITLES: English, Spanish


  • Producer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Creative Director
  • Camera
  • Writer
  • Narrator
  • Motion Graphics
  • Musical Score
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