After his first love breaks his heart, a young American singer reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego, California and embarks on an epic road trip through Baja with his uncle in order to reconnect with his Mexican roots and find himself.



Ruta Madre is an electrifying and hilarious rite of passage tale where American culture and Rock and Roll meet the music, traditions and beauty of Mexico. Based on a true story, Ruta Madre chronicles the magical odyssey of Daniel, a talented young Mexican-American singer and his cynical uncle Rodrigo. When his first love Daisy breaks his heart, Daniel, in emotional agony, reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego California and embarks on an epic road trip with his uncle, who is also on the run from a past that haunts him. This comical, dramatic and spiritual journey begins at the US/Mexico border, and winds its way through Tijuana, Ensenada, down the majestic Baja peninsula, through the sleepy French mining town of Santa Rosalia, and finally arriving at a family ranch in Ciudad Constitution.



Ruta Madre Selected for the 23rd Annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Ruta Madre has been selected to screen at the prestigious San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. SLO Film Fest is rated one the “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entrance Fee” by Movie Maker Magazine. Details
Ruta Madre Selected as a Spotlight Film for the 2017 San Diego Latino Film Festival
Media Arts Center San Diego announces the 24th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, which will take place March 16-26 at the AMC 18 Fashion Valley theaters in Mission Valley. Ruta Madre will be a spotlight film and will screen multiple times over the eleven day festival period. SDLFF will present over 160 films from Latin America, the United States, and Spain. Details
Ruta Madre 2017 Borrego Springs Film Festival People's Choice Award Winner
Ruta Madre has been awarded the People's Choice award at the 2017 Borrego Springs Film Festival. The January 15th screening at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center was sold out. This is the second award for Ruta Madre. Details

"Ruta Madre conveys a resounding message of love, family and a celebration of culture that will charm people of every nationality regardless of what side of the border you call home."