MAKTOUB as it is written

100 Sandoval St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Saturday April 27th, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

A young girl with ethereal power discovers she is adopted, which will lead her on a quest to find her family in the mystical deserts of Morocco.

Makboub is a captivating family drama short film about Hope, a ten-year-old girl with unusual powers and a deep feeling of not belonging. Through a mix of genres, including multicultural, historical, magical realism, drama, and fiction, the film takes viewers on a journey of self-discovery as Hope tries to understand her visions and find her place in the world.

Hope’s love of art, nature, and animals, as well as her spiritual connections with a Curandera and Native American Shaman, help her navigate the challenges of bullying and isolation.

The film ends on a hopeful note, with Hope’s parents revealing that she is adopted and that the gift of a ring with mysterious symbols will lead her on an adult quest in Morocco to uncover the truth about her family’s past and her special powers.

Ron Weisberg started acting and writing in 1999 as a teenager in North Texas after seeing his Grandmother, Gloria, grace the stage several times growing up. After a performance, some lady told Ron he should pursue acting further at the University. This opened his eyes to the possibility, and in 2001, Ron started his acting and storytelling studies at the University of Texas in Austin.

After studying abroad in New Zealand and Mexico, Ron fell in love with experiencing the world, and his work became dedicated to bridging the cultural gaps that separate people.

After Ron Moved to New Mexico to be closer to his grandmother and pursue acting at the same time, her spirit led him to act alongside huge stars like Tina Fey and Lou Diamond Phillips. More importantly, Ron has directed over 100 short films for actors and helped thousands of actors and writers over the past years realize their path as storytellers in any direction they choose to discover.

Running an acting school has been such a profound learning experience for Ron that he will release his book in 2024, The Discovery Technique, A Transformational Guide for Actors and Storytellers. The future of Story Quest Studios looks so bright, teaming up with Agua Technologies to help make New Mexico Film the film industry of the future.


Ron Weisberg


Nancy Brady, Addi Ouadderrou, Ron Weisberg


Nancy Brady, Addi Ouadderrou, Ron Weisberg, Brent Peterson


Rylan Healey, Monique Candelaria, Quinn Mander, Bonifacio Gurule, Amaya, Dayna Griego, Habib Madison, Lambert Manning, Pablo Correa, Ron Weisberg, Addi Ouadderrou

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Weisberg’s short film is a genre-bending coming-of-age story, infused with a magical quality that instantly hooks the audience. This young girl’s odyssey of self-discovery transcends age, offering a relatable journey for all viewers. The magical realist elements brilliantly illuminate her confusion as she navigates the complexities of self-discovery. The film’s authenticity shines through, allowing the young girl to feel genuine, unburdened by the weight of an adult perspective. Overall, it’s a delightful and heartwarming exploration of selfhood.

Shayna Freedman

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