The Cleaner

Our new international feature documentary coming in 2020 is set in Mexico. It tells the real & surreal story of forensic cleaner Donovan Tavera as he keeps his family out of poverty by cleaning up after the dead across Mexico City. This innovative feature, mixing verite documentary, surreal animations and a Mariachi chorus centers around a humble Mexican citizen and his struggle to continue his bloody work whilst keeping not only his family together but also his mind. The film brings many of the dead clients of Donovan back to cinematic life and reveals the balancing act between life and death in modern Mexico.

A Taxi Brousse (France) & Native Voice Films (UK) Production

Directed, Written & Filmed by Phil Cox
Produced by Laurent Mini & Giovanna Stopponi
Producer Mexico Joseba Calvo
Edited by Marine Benveniste
Animations by Rich Arnaud
Composer Sylvain Moreau