The Girl was a ten-year journey for writer-director David Riker. In a series of video ‘milestones,’ Riker tells the story behind the story of the film, beginning with an unforgettable journey up the Rio Grande.

The first milestone “The River” had an exclusive premiere on IndieWire/The Playlist January 31.

An unforgettable journey up the Rio Grande with a fireman from the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo.


The second milestone “Crossing The Border” had an exclusive premiere on Filmmaker on February 19.

A two-year journey across the borderlands leads to an unexpected realization, and the decision to write a film that turns the logic of the border upside down.


In the third installment of his “Milestone” series, director David Riker describes his search for the Mexican girl who would play Rosa.


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