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2016 Official Selections

FEATURE FILMS
ANTES QUE CANTE EL GALLO

ANTES QUE CANTE EL GALLO

OPENING NIGHT & U.S. PREMIERE
DETAILS

Eventbrite - Telex from Cuba, Solo Soy un Super, Mano, 10 Second Barrier, 73 Dollars to Park, Cafe con Leche

Carmín is a teenager who lives in Barranquitas, a mountainous village in the center of Puerto Rico, with her tough and conservative grandmother. Carmín dreams of moving to the city, San Juan, with her mother but she just got remarried and is leaving for the US without her. Then, the arrival of her father after long years in prison eases Carmín’s profound sadness. The relationship with him, however, brings its own ambiguousness and complexities. Now the girl must learn to live between abandonment and carefulness; amidst desire and love to experience the deepest absence.


CREDITS

Executive Producer – Esteban Lima

Director – Arí Maniel Cruz

Screenplay – Kisha Tikina Burgos

Producers -Kisha Tikina Burgos

Andrei Nemcik

Tristana Robles

Arí Maniel Cruz

Cinematographer – Santiago Benet Mari

Original Music – Eduardo Cabra “Visitante”

CAST

Miranda Purcell

Cordelia González

Kisha Tikina Burgos

José Eugenio Hernández

Yamil Collazo

Isadora Lee Cintrón

Iliana García

Israel Lugo

BROCHE DE ORO

BROCHE DE ORO

COMEDY
DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Telex from Cuba, Solo Soy un Super, Mano, 10 Second Barrier, 73 Dollars to Park, Cafe con Leche

 

Youth has no age

Friends Rafael, Anselmo and Pablo run away from the strict retirement home where they live, to enjoy a weekend of fun and frolic. Their trip takes them to a beach in Piñones where Rafael’s grandson competes in a surfing contest. Together, the four of them have a day filled with laughs, love and camaraderie, in an adventure that unites three generations. Broche de Oro celebrates the power of family and living life to the fullest.


CREDITS

Cast

Jacobo Morales is Rafael ‘Yele’ Medina

Diego de la Texera is Pablo

Adrián García is Anselmo

Luis Omar O’farrill is Carlos

Carmen Nydia Velázquez is Margarita

Sara Pastor is Coco Galore

Marian Pabón is the Mother Superior

Luis Raúl is Norberto

Producer: Frances Lausell
Executive Producers: Joe Ramos, Puerto Rico Film Commission Screenwriter: Raúl Marchand Sánchez
Director: Raúl Marchand Sánchez
Photography Director: Sonnel Velázquez
Original Music: Gerónimo Mercado

THE VESSEL

THE VESSEL

NY FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE
DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Anatomy of A Dress

 

Ten years after a tidal wave destroys a small-town elementary school with all the children inside, a young man builds a mysterious structure out of the school’s remains, setting the town aflame with passions long forgotten.


CREDITS

Cast

Martin Sheen

Jacqueline Duprey

Lucas Quintana

Aris Mejias

Director: Julio Quintana

Producer: Marla Quintana

Executive Producers: Terrence Malick, Sarah Green

Director of Photography: Santiago Benet Mari

Production Designer: Gerardo Vega

Composer: Hanan Townshend

ADRIFT

ADRIFT

WORLD PREMIER / MARQUEE FEATURE PRESENTATION
DETAILS

Eventbrite - Telex from Cuba, Solo Soy un Super, Mano, 10 Second Barrier, 73 Dollars to Park, Cafe con Leche

For Cecelia Fernandez, moving her family to a beautiful home in the Long Island suburbs feels like she’s finally achieved the “American Dream.” But when her youngest son, Cameron, starts cutting class, acting out, and using heroin, ever-optimistic Cecelia begins to feel helpless and unable to juggle the demands of her personal and professional lives. Cecelia’s teaching career falters, and her relationships with her husband and other boys become strained. Despite all of the family’s and Cecelia’s efforts, Cameron finds himself completely in over his head in the world of drug trafficking, finally making a fatal mistake and bringing down the wrath of one of Long Island’s biggest drug kingpins. Cecelia, unable to cope, must take matters into her own hands.


CREDITS

PRODUCERS

James Manos, Jr.

Taso Mouhteros

Luna Velez

Christopher James Lopez

Director/Writer – Christopher James Lopez

Starring

Luna Velez

Tony Plana

Davi Santos

Laura Gomez

ANTONIA PANTOJA: PRESENTE!

ANTONIA PANTOJA: PRESENTE!

DOCUMENTARY ON THE FOUNDER OF ASPIRA ON IT’S 55TH ANNIVERSARY

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Telex from Cuba, Solo Soy un Super, Mano, 10 Second Barrier, 73 Dollars to Park, Cafe con Leche

“Antonia Pantoja: ¡Presente!” is the compelling story of a visionary Puerto Rican leader who inspired multiple generations of young people across the country and Puerto Rico. Unbowed by the obstacles she encountered as a black, Puerto Rican woman, she advocated for bilingual education, ethnic studies programs, non­traditional pedagogy and community

empowerment. Through Aspira, the premiere Puerto Rican/Latino youth organization located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, her legacy of giving back to community lives on.

SELECTED FILMS
59 SECONDS

59 SECONDS

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Telex from Cuba, Solo Soy un Super, Mano, 10 Second Barrier, 73 Dollars to Park, Cafe con Leche

ZayVian, a teenager, guilty over the death of his twin brother, commits negative acts in order to gain the attention of his parents. He seeks absolution for the murder. His ultimate decision an impact on eight other troubled teens that changes their lives forever. An haunting story of a boy trying to reclaim a lost hope with no assistance from anyone.

Key Production Personnel:
Producer – Lindsay Carlson
Director/Editor – Alfonso M. Rodriguez
Writer – Carlos A. Hiciano
Director of Photography – Adam Richlin

Principal Cast

Reynaldo Piniella, Samuel Gomez, Rafaela Meloro, Robert G. Siverls, Alex Thaler

Production Cast

2nd Assistant Camera – Louis Carrasco
Grip – Ron Varga
Production Assistant – Kelly Perez
Production Assistant/Makeup – Vanessa Silverio

A NICERTERNOON

A NICERTERNOON

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Telex from Cuba, Solo Soy un Super, Mano, 10 Second Barrier, 73 Dollars to Park, Cafe con Leche

Xavi has a great surprise he can’t wait to share with his girlfriend Gina. But before delivering the awesome news he must endure the worst afternoon of his life.

Xavi le quiere dar una sorpresa a su novia Gina pero antes debe pasar la peor tarde de su vida.

Film Credit
Xavi – Juan “Rosko” Jaime
Gina – Maria Victoria Martinez

Writer/Director Editor – H.J. Leonard
Producer – Orlando Ramos
Director of Photography – Sheryl Loiz
Assistant Director – Krystal Pagan
Sound – Joshua Font

AFTER

AFTER

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Anatomy of A Dress

A blind date turns into a moment of redemption for a woman who is still dealing with the tragedy that changed her life.

Film Credit

Producer – Monica Palmieri

Director – Dana Verde

Writer – Dana Verde

Director of Photography – Dana Verde

Editor – Dana Verde

Lead Actor(s) – Aris Mejias & Henry J. Hernadez

BACK TO LAS VILLAS

BACK TO LAS VILLAS

DETAILS

 

 

Eventbrite - Oda a Maria, The Texture of the Light, Machista, Borders

Between the years 1950 and 1980, the top tourist attraction for Nuyoricans, and many latino families in general, was the popular resort and hotels known as Las Villas of Plattekill located in New York. Originally operated by Spanish immigrants, Las Villas was the original dance clubs that served as a summer vacation hot spot for Latinos which gave birth and rise to tropical music, mambo, salsa, rumba, and merengue in the United States.

Film Credit

Producer – Jimmy Castro

Director – Jimmy Castro

Writer – Jimmy Castro

Director of Photography – Jimmy Castro

Editor – Ronnie Camilo

Lead Actor(s) –

Audrey Puente (Narrator, Tito Puente’s Daughter)

Denise Toro (Yomo Toro’s Daughter)

Gilberto “Pulpo” Colon, Jr (Hector Lavoe’s Musical Director/10+ years)

Joe Bataan (The King of Latin Soul)

Antonio Velez (Director of Conjunto Cuboricua)

 

BEING ENYE

BEING ENYE

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Pardon The Intrusion, Broken Angel's, Grandpa's Debtor, Characters of Timesqaure

When Mariana finally dares to confront her demons she finds a path that can help her heal her painful and abusive past.

Producer: Lia Chapman

Director: Lia Chapman

Director of Photography: Iñigo Olea

Editor: Roberto Escamilla Garduño

Composer: Daniel Hernandez

Lead Actors: Lia Chapman

CADENA PERPETUA

CADENA PERPETUA

DETAILS

 

 

Eventbrite - Telex from Cuba, Solo Soy un Super, Mano, 10 Second Barrier, 73 Dollars to Park, Cafe con Leche

Cadena Perpetua (Life Sentence) tells the story of Doctor Gutierrez, a psychoanalyst who has been called to evaluate Mauricio Sanchez, a young man accused of a hideous crime against a minor. As the interview unfolds, Mauricio starts revealing part of his past that will change their lives forever.

 

Film Credit

Producer, Writer, Lead Actor – Alfredo Huereca’s headshot

­ Alfredo Huereca’s bio (PDF and Word)

­ Still of the film

­ Cadena Perpetua’s Poster

­ Jesús Alarcón’s picture (director)

CHEESECAKE AND TANGO

CHEESECAKE AND TANGO

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Pardon The Intrusion, Broken Angel's, Grandpa's Debtor, Characters of Timesqaure

Sometimes the truth dances in front of our noses.

Director:

Soleidy Mendez

 

 

CORINTHIAN LEATHER

CORINTHIAN LEATHER

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Man-Kind, Youth, My Sister Vanessa, Decency, North

A Spanish Harlem mechanic must break the law to win a custody battle and defeat the curse of the same car the took his father’s life decades earlier.

Film Credit

Producer – Joseph Dooling

Director – JD Ferenc

Writer – Jason Marrero

Director of Photography – JD Ferenc

Editor – JD Ferenc

Lead Actor(s) – Jason Marrero, Alexandra Fratella, Dante Sainten, Ashley Marrero, Michelle Alves, Jose Irizarry, Damien Palace, Andrew Casanova, Francisco Zeno III

EL ALMA DEL EQUIPO

EL ALMA DEL EQUIPO

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Ekaj

El Alma del Equipo tells the inspiring story of Oscar “Moncho” Loubriel, a young man with Down Syndrome, who despite all the difficulties, finds his place in sports and become a living icon in the basketball culture in Puerto Rico, leaving a legacy for the future generations.

 

Film Credits

Producer – Ricardo Cayuela

Director – Ricardo Cayuela

Writer – Ricardo Cayuela

Director of Photography – Javier Flores & Paul Mirabal

Film Editor – Edwin Trinidad Pérez

Lead Actors – Oscar Ramón (Moncho) Loubriel, Carlos Arroyo, José Juan Barea, Flor Meléndez, Julio Toro, Jerome Mincy, Franklin Western, Christian Dalmau, Elias (Larry) Ayuso, Carlos Morales, Daniel Santiago and Ricky Sanchez.

FORCED AMNESIA

FORCED AMNESIA

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Physical Attraction, From The Tub, Since I Laid Eyes, The Hook, Sra. Zorilla

A strange amnesiac girl dwells into her dark to soon realize she is something more than just a girl; she may be the only hope her country has.

Film Credit

Producer, Director and Writer – Jean Carlo Carreras

Co-writer – Argenis Soberal Ortiz

Director Of Photography – Alexavier Almodóvar

Composer – José Eduardo Santana

Key Cast:

Kristal Fonseca

Cecilia Argüelles Ramos

Edgardo Alvarado

José Santos Ferrer

Jorge Navarro

HASTA MANANA

HASTA MANANA

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Pardon The Intrusion, Broken Angel's, Grandpa's Debtor, Characters of Timesqaure

Victor is a grandfather struggling to take care of his adolescent grandson, Javier, in Hartford, Connecticut. After Javier’s shoes are stolen, the tension between the two of them reaches a breaking point. Under the pressure of wanting to be a responsible care-taker, Victor sets out to buy his grandson new shoes. To do so he tries selling his pet rooster, but what starts off well intentioned turns desperate as his grandson enters the local underground cockfighting circuit on his own.

Producers: Beka Sikharulidze, Maia Gusharashvili.

Film Credit

Producer – Kaitlin Del Campo

Director – Pedro Bermudez

Writer – Pedro Bermudez

Director of Photography – Luca Del Puppo

Editor – Kristan Sprague

Lead Actor(s) – Anthony Ruiz, Michael Ortiz

YERBA MALA NUNCA MUERE: THE STORY OF LA MANCHA DEL JARDIN

YERBA MALA NUNCA MUERE: THE STORY OF LA MANCHA DEL JARDIN

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Little Angel

The Story of La Mancha del Jardín, chronicles the history of the pioneering rock band from the west coast of Puerto Rico in the early 90’s. Although La Mancha del Jardín never reached mainstream success they were the seed of an independent musical movement on the island that still resonates today – 25 years later.

 

Film Credit

Producer/Director/Editor – Ricky Gomez

Animation/Graphic Design – Christopher Diaz

Sound Mix – Ariel Alvarado

Cast / Band Members:

Josean Rivera – Vocals

Alvin Gonzalez – Guitar

Joselin Ramos – Bass Guitar

Danny Soto – Drums

Bladimir Muñoz – Saxophone

Osvaldo “Macoyo” Rodriguez – Bass Guitar 2

Angel Omy Rey – Saxophone 2

LEAH'S ONE STEP GUIDE

LEAH'S ONE STEP GUIDE

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Machete Kisumontao el Documental

Short about two strangers who spend a night together knowing they won’t remember a thing the next morning.

Primordial Jam Productions, Nicolas Alvo

Nicolas Alvo and Rebecca Scolnick

Nicolas Alvo

Loic Ruterana

Nicolas Alvo, Andrew Bridges, Desi Domo, Margot Steinberg

LUIS / LIZZA

LUIS / LIZZA

DETAILS

 

 

Eventbrite - Oda a Maria, The Texture of the Light, Machista, Borders

Professor Díaz speaks with a feminine affectation and wears women’s clothes in public. Yet, he insists, “I am not Lizza Fernanda. I am Professor Luis Felipe Díaz.”

Film Credit

Producer/Director – Joelle Gonzalez-Laguer

Director of Photography – Carlos Maldonado

Editor – Noel Occomy

Producer – Ibzan J. Gonzalez

Executive Producer – Klaus Thienel Muscat

LUZ IN LATIN AMERICA

LUZ IN LATIN AMERICA

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Millie and The Lords

The inspiring account on international bodyboarding star Luz ‘Loly’ Grande­a young woman on a personal mission to make bodyboarding a means to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Puerto Rico, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru.

 

Film Credits

Director/Producer/Editor – Amanda Nemcik

Writer – Myriam Fuentes

Director of Photography – Andrei Nemcik

Art Director – Pancho Martínez

Sound Designer – José Elí Perez

Lead Character – Luz ‘Loly’ Grande

MACHARRAN

MACHARRAN

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Man-Kind, Youth, My Sister Vanessa, Decency, North

Macharrán is a reinterpretation of “Little Red Riding Hood” in witch Bartolo, an abusive husband, obsesses about the woman who visits his neighbour. Not able to control himself, Bartolo gives into his nature.

Film Credits

Producers – Angel Janer, Carlos Alberto López

Directors – Angel Janer, Marjorie Zoe Negrón, Peter Jones

Writer – Angel Janer

Director of Photography – Angel Janer

Editor – Angel Janer

Lead Actors: Ricardo Magriñá, María de Azúa, Johanna Portela

Original Song: Oscuridad – Banda EBÉ

LUCY BARRON

LUCY BARRON

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Necromancer, The Talisman, A Matter of Seconds, Beneath Paradise

A scientist, Lucy Barron, haunted by the death of her daughter, searches for a cure for mitochondrial disease. Lucy suffers from this and like the twenty thousand mothers each year, she also passed it on to her daughter. Feelings of guilt have ruined her marriage. She’s also angered by her husband’s acceptance of their daughter’s death, but is too obsessed with finding a cure to care.

CREDITS

Prod/Dir/Writer: Adel Morales

ONLY STARS WILL REMAIN

ONLY STARS WILL REMAIN

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Man-Kind, Youth, My Sister Vanessa, Decency, North

Elena leads a difficult life : her mother is an alcoholic, her father is long gone and she doesn’t feel like she belongs anywhere. When humanity starts to mysteriously die, she goes to the hospital to identify her mother. There, she meets a young man, quite as mysterious as the disease that affect everyone.

 

Film Credits

Producer – Clémence Amiot

Director – Clémence Amiot

Writer – Clémence Amiot

Photography – Quentin Porte

Editor – Clémence Amiot

Lead Actors – Justyna Kelley (Elena) and Clement Moret (Damien)

RAY DE LA CALLE

RAY DE LA CALLE

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Oda a Maria, The Texture of the Light, Machista, Borders

On his 18th birthday, a young man must choose between his roots and his future.

Film Credits

Producers: Monique Famisan and Morgan Yuvienco

Director: Michael D. Gutierrez

Writer: Marisol Diaz

Director of Photography: Steven Wetrich

Editor: Amanda Marcus

Lead Actors:

Josh Dominguez as “Ray” and Kaylah Pantaleón as “Reina”

REINVENTING THE REEL

REINVENTING THE REEL

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Strive, Roma

“Reinventing the Reel” is a documentary short about contemporary independent filmmakers’ attempts to change the portrayal of LGBT characters in film. The film begins with a historical perspective of the big-studio Hollywood treatment of LGBT characters, and then shows how that portrayal has changed, and why is important that it continues to change.

This brief history is followed by an inside look into how specific independent filmmakers are attempting to breaking the chain of that negative history on a small scale. The documentary follows the journey of Casper Andreas, an American independent film-maker, as he directs and produces “Kiss Me, Kill Me” a murder-mystery feature film about a group of characters in West Hollywood who happen to identify as LGBT. In the film’s story, their gayness comes secondary to the fact that they are authentically flawed human beings dealing with challenging life experiences separate from their sexuality. With the help of game-changing tools like crowd funding, film-makers like Casper Andreas can bypass the big studios and finance their films by accessing an already-existing audience.

According to the Contact Hypothesis Theory, the more times a viewer sees/interacts with a minority in film (preferably in varied depictions), the less prejudice they will have towards that group. The hope has always been that big Hollywood films would begin to include LGBT characters that had more reasons for being in the narrative than just their sexuality. The underlying message of “Reinventing the Reel” is that it may no longer be necessary to wait for that: like-minded individuals are now able to take the creative power into their own hands and bring their ideas to life with the support of a waiting and eager audience.

Producers: Adam Gonzalez, Damian Bastar

Executive Producer: Frankie Negron

Director: Adam Gonzalez

Writers: Adam Gonzalez, Damian Bastar

Director of Photography: Adam Gonzalez

Editor: Adam Gonzalez

Lead Actors: Flaco Navaja as Josh, Babyann Hernandez as Roma, Darrell Tulcin as Dean

Crew: Zae Marie, Miriam Gallardo

RUNNING VISION

RUNNING VISION

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Rumba Clave, Blen Blen, Blen

Running Vision is a documentary film about Jason Romero, a legally blind ultra marathon runner and his efforts to run 183 miles across Puerto Rico. The film is an inspiring story about never giving up and overcoming obstacles in life an on the race course.

 

 

Film Credits

Producer – Taylor Shain and Mary Yost

Director – Taylor Shain

Writer – Story by Taylor Shain

Director of Photography – Taylor Shain

Editor – Taylor Shain

Lead Actor(s) – Jason Romero

SELFIE PROJECT

SELFIE PROJECT

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Physical Attraction, From The Tub, Since I Laid Eyes, The Hook, Sra. Zorilla

A reflexion of us, the “Selfie Generation”… on how we know our external profiles better than our inner one, our struggles without that human awareness, and how a change in society starts within one­self. …an introspective exploration using 8 years of personal footage in different formats and devices.

Film Credits

Producer/Editor/Cinematography – Charlene Arian

SHADOW BOX

SHADOW BOX

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Strive, Roma

 

In this short film we tell the story of undefeated Boxing prospect Zachary “ZUNGRY” Ochoa. Zach speaks on how Brooklyn has driven and inspired him to do better in life. We see his daily routine in how he powers through and over comes what cards life has dealt him.

Film Credits

Director – Gabriel Guzman

Director of Photography – Gabriel Guzman

Producer – Andrew D. Pearson

Lighting, Grip, Gaff & Equipment – Eddy Marrero / REC.Squad

Grip & Gaffer: Ezequias “EZ” Regalado

Set Design: Jorge Urbaez

SINAPTICA

SINAPTICA

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Telex from Cuba, Solo Soy un Super, Mano, 10 Second Barrier, 73 Dollars to Park, Cafe con Leche

After a mysterious synaptic connection beyond scientific explanation, two women, Clara and Gio establish a dreamlike relationship that leads them to share their deepest dreams and hidden desires, during a coma. Two strangers who have never met in reality are finally given an opportunity that they, subconsciously, have always craved: to love another woman. A journey through their extraordinary dates, scattered throughout the dream world, will end in one final and significant encounter, where the two women will have to decide between waking up and going on with their individual lives or remain eternally in their dream state, together.

 

Film Credits

Producer – Luis Christian Dilorenzi

Director/Writer/Editor – Carlos Durrif

Director of Photography – Fran Moreta

Lead Actors – Alie Skye Bennet / Laura Lamberti

Sound – Camilo Correa

Music – Moby

THE LAST PUERTO RICAN

THE LAST PUERTO RICAN

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Vieques: Una Batalla Inconclusa

For all he knows, Carlos Buenaventura is the last standing Puerto Rican on the island after the great evacuation of 2019. Carlos survives with very little resources but with a great will to rescue his lost culture and find another survivor on the island.

Film Credits

Producer – Luis Cardona, Jacobo Concepción and Eva Concepción

Director – Jacobo Concepción

Writer – Luis Cardona

Director of Photography – Jacobo Concepción

Editor – Jacobo Concepción

Lead Actors – Carlos Barnat, Stephanie Soto

Music composer – Christian Alfonso

Art Direction – Giancarlo Mena

Associate Producer – Maria Frederique

Community Manager – Dane Font

LA SECADORA

LA SECADORA

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Henry and Me

Lucian, a young and unaware college student, goes to get his clothes from the laundry, but instead discovers a large bag full of money. As he attempts to leave with the loot, he gets involved with cartel smugglers who drastically change the course of his day.

Film Credits

Producer – Julián Garnik

Director – Gabriel Emmanuel Santana

Writer – Gabriel Emmanuel Santana

Director of Photography – P.P. Bringas

Editor – Gabriel Emmanuel Santana

Lead Actors – Julián Garnik / Jearnest Corchado / Jacob Samson / Gabriel Emmanuel Santana

THE STAND-BY GENERATION

THE STAND-BY GENERATION

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Cabras Where Fables Are Born

 

Focused on the country of Puerto Rico, La generación del estanbai follows the lives of young people caught in the ‘precariat’ world of part-time and temporary under-employment devoid of security. A new generation of university graduates chooses to stay in Puerto Rico despite its ongoing financial crisis, but they are kept very busy struggling to survive by any means necessary as their aspirations are placed on standby.

Film Credits

Producer: Juan C. Dávila

Director: Juan C. Dávila

Writer: Juan C. Dávila

Directors of Photography: Juan C. Dávila, Carlos García

Editor: Juan C. Dávila

Music Composer: Kenny Rivera

THEM THERE EYES

THEM THERE EYES

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Dreams of You and Me

A romantic comedy about two strangers that get stuck in an elevator and to pass time they swap embarrassing dating stories not realizing they might be made for each other.

Film Credits

Producer – Adam Gonzalez, Damian Bastar, David “D-Stroy” Melendez

Director – Adam Gonzalez

Writer – Adam Gonzalez, Damian Bastar, David “D-Stroy” Melendez

Director of Photography – Adam Gonzalez

Editor – Adam Gonzalez

Lead Actor(s) – David “D-Stroy” Melendez and Sarah Serrano

TILL JAIL DO US PART

TILL JAIL DO US PART

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Lords of BSV

Their love and deep religious belief, drive Joseph and Liza, a criminal couple, to kidnap a priest to marry them before they are found and taken in by the police.

Film Credits

Crew

Director/Screenwriter: Joserro Emmanuelli, Mariana Emmanuelli

Producer – María José “Marita” Delgado

Director of photography – Heixan Robles

Camera Assistant – Daniel Pernas

Assistant Director – Lyma Rodríguez

Sound – José Elí Pérez

Key Set PA – Karla López

Post-production – Walter “Tichín” Santaliz

 

Cast

Cristian Miranda – Joseph

Gretza Merced – Liza

Patrick Urbain – Priest

Manuel Hernández – Pizza Guy

UMISHU

UMISHU

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Man-Kind, Youth, My Sister Vanessa, Decency, North

The bar had an unusual ambience. Its scent ­­ it somehow beckoned me inside, and when the owner, standing behind the counter, saw me, he said: “We only serve one thing, straight.” I glanced at the menu, and all I saw was umeshu (“plum wine”) and the name of the locale. Ah, they only serve plum
wine from around the country, I thought. But no, the drink was too beautiful to be just only that… And
it took me back, back to my origins. “Here’s your umishu (“ocean wine”)”, said the bartender.

Umishu!? I put the glass to my mouth, had a taste. Nope, not umeshu, but definitely umishu. What a discovery! A heart­warming fantasy story of wines rich in imagery that will take viewers on a journey to their roots.

Film Credits

Production – Carnit AB

Director – Ken Yoshioka

Planning & Screenplay – Masahito Abe

Original Work – Masatomo Tamaru’s Umishu

Producers – Takaki Nakadai, Makoto Komiya

Starring – Naoki Matayoshi, Mickey Curtis

UN DELICUENTE EN NUEVA YORK

UN DELICUENTE EN NUEVA YORK

DETAILS

 

 

Eventbrite - Pardon The Intrusion, Broken Angel's, Grandpa's Debtor, Characters of Timesqaure

Film Credits

Produced By – Eduardo Luna, Larry Villalobos, William Colmenares, Edwin Camacho

Executive Producers – Wilson Rivas and Rafael Marin

Directed by – Domingo Ramos, Angel Ferreyra, William Colmenares, Rafael Marin

Director General – Rafael Marin

Written by –  Stanis Carlson and Rafael Marin

Director of Photography – Eddy Marrero

Editor – Gabriel Guzman

Starring

Juan Fernandez

Kiki Melendez

Carlos Montilla

Vicente Tepedino

Rafael Marin

Angel Salazar

Anibal O. Lleras

El Moreno Michael

Henry Galue

William Colmenares

Marisela Buitrago

Junior Marin

Secreto “El Original”

Miguel Espada

TIZNAO

TIZNAO

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Physical Attraction, From The Tub, Since I Laid Eyes, The Hook, Sra. Zorilla

Under the threat of a Hurricane pending over the city, Lubrini is looking for his lover,
who disappeared in the streets of Havana. Gradually, this threat and greed push Lubrini adrift on a dark city full of despair, in between characters that embody frustration, apathy and Caribbean fatalism.

 

CREDITS

Director: Andrés Farías

Script: Laura Conyedo y Andrés Farías

Production: Reinel García

Photography: Saurabh Monga

Sound: Matheus Miguens

Editor: Lenia Delgado

Art Director: Iván Carreira

Original Music: Rando Camasta

Diseño Afiche: Joiri Minaya

CAST

César Domínguez

Osvaldo Doimeadiós

Carlos Massola

Yessica Perryman

Reiniel Morales

Y Antonio Alonso como Ulises

UN HOMBRE NUEVO

UN HOMBRE NUEVO

DETAILS

 

Eventbrite - Telex from Cuba, Solo Soy un Super, Mano, 10 Second Barrier, 73 Dollars to Park, Cafe con Leche

Dany Falcon, a boxer, wants a sexual favor from Misleydis, his masseuse, but she rejecs him. After a defeat the boxer quits his career to begin painting. When they both meet each other again, she feels attracted to his new personality, but he insists on his sexual request. She finally accepts, but knowing that the new man will never give her the realation she wants.

CREDITS

Director: Alejandro Arango

SIRENAS

SIRENAS

DETAILS

Eventbrite - Physical Attraction, From The Tub, Since I Laid Eyes, The Hook, Sra. Zorilla

Little Clara and Zoe are sisters who live with their mother Felicia in an old wooden house. After finding an invasion of ants in the wardrobe of girls, a fumigator comes to the house. Realizing the increasing attraction between her mother and the fumigator, Zoe tries to get this man away from their lives, making little Clara believe that he wants to turn their mother into a mermaid giving her ant poison to drink. Clara, afraid of losing her mother, also tries to become a mermaid.

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Director: Maryulis Alfonso Yero

UPSTAIRS

UPSTAIRS

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Joe, Matt, Sarah and Francine are four college students. The girls are roommates downstairs while the boys are roommates… Upstairs.

This bunch could not be more different. You’ll find out not only their choice of majors, but by their drastically different cultural backgrounds too. It can cause friction to say the least, but hilarity will always ensue. Will opposites attract?

CREDITS

Producer – Joseph Spadaro

Director – Joseph Spadaro

Writer – Joseph Spadaro

Director of Photography – Ezio Gamba

Editor – Joseph Spadaro

LeadActor(s) – Daniel Romer, Heather Ann Davis, Megan Lee Joy, Rob Steinhauser

VICI

VICI

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Eventbrite - Telex from Cuba, Solo Soy un Super, Mano, 10 Second Barrier, 73 Dollars to Park, Cafe con Leche

After her boxing career back home ends in scandal, a young Puerto Rican woman must adjust to her new life as the superintendent of an apartment building in Harlem. ‘Super’ is a raw and candid film about pushing forward past your previous failures/mistakes and making a difference with what you have. Artfully written, beautifully shot, and honestly acted, it will be sure to set itself apart from other narratives on the festival circuit.

Writer/Director/Producer/Editor: Dariun Robinson

Principal Cast: Angel Aquino, Manuel Cabrero, Frisco Cosme, Joe Genesis, Aileene Perez, Besanya Santiago

Cinematographer: Khai Boa

TWICE UPON A TIME

TWICE UPON A TIME

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The film follows Isabel, a 9/11 widow still mourning the death of her husband five years after September 11th.  Since her loss, she’s consumed her life with her career and raising their only child Eric Jr. but children grow up and now Eric Jr. is off to college leaving Isabel with an empty nest. Her somewhat concerned friends decide it’s time for a playful intervention and persuade her to join an on-line dating site…but things are not always what they seem.

Film Credits

Writer/Producer: Iliana Guibert (McGinnis)

SI NO ESTA ROTO

SI NO ESTA ROTO

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The story of a couple that sustain a cyber relationship and this film captures the moment when they finally meet in person for the first time.

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CREDITS

Director – Ray Figueroa

IRRESISTIBLE

IRRESISTIBLE

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A young guy finds a fairy that grants him three wishes. He’s already used two, but doesn’t remember on what and has one last opportunity to choose. What will he choose?

 

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CREDITS

Director – Ray Figueroa

LA DIETA

LA DIETA

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Carlos, a humble young man wants to impress his new female friend. To achieve that goal he invites her to lunch one afternoon. His friend, Sofia only accepts on one condition: take her to eat in a new vegetarian restaurant that has just opened in the city and has become her favorite place. Carlos wants to impress her and of course, accepts. This date becomes a new experience just as much for him, as for her.

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Film Credits

Director: Omar Camilo

THE SOUTHSIDE

THE SOUTHSIDE

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Based on a true story, Robert Areizaga Jr., (Kristos Andrews, Emmy® Award-winner THE BAY), is a good kid caught up on the wrong side of the tracks. Determined to make a better life for himself, Robert struggles through a series of trials and tribulations that take him dangerously close to the edge. Always struggling to get ahead, Robert isn’t ready to give up the party life with his ‘goons’ just yet. Lured by the prospect of quick cash, Robert takes a foolish chance with the law, a decision that costs him nearly everything. Unwilling to lead a dead end life on the streets, Robert decides to take the Yonkers police exam. When his life takes a positive turn, Robert attends a house party unaware that members of a brutal gang would also be there. When the night quickly turns into a nightmare, the lives of everyone are changed forever. 

CREDITS

Writer/Director – Gregori J. Martin

Lead Actress: Dalia Davi

ACEITUNAS PARA MAMI

ACEITUNAS PARA MAMI

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A man talks about his lifestyle all while applying makeup for his unusual job.

 

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CREDITS

Director: Mariana Emmanuelli, Joserrolando Emmanuelli

EL ALBERQUE

EL ALBERQUE

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Un gato, un albergue y un asilo nos llevan a reflexionar sobre las decisiones que tomamos en diferentes momentos de la vida. El albergue es la historia de Carlos un hombre de 70 años que se encuentra un gato en la entrada de su casa y decide darle albergue. La llegada del gato lo lleva a sus años de juventud con su hijo.

 

Film Credits

CAST

Diego De la Texera Carlos

Alejandro Carpio Carlos joven

Héctor Escudero Carlos Hijo

Fernando José Colón Carlos Hijo

Gabriel Carlitos Nieto

Marietere Velez Mamá

Georgina Borri Rosa

 

Key Personnel

Director: David Norris

Assistant Director: Yamara Rodríguez

Producer: Yamara Rodríguez

Line Producer: Yarimar Coss

Art Director: Angel Flores

Assistant Art Director: Carmen Miranda

Costume Designer: Amarys Annexy

Assistant Costume Designer: Joseph Moulier

Make Up Artist: Jamilet Rivera

Production Assistant: Ninoshka Betancourt, Lynnie Feliciano

Photography Director: Ed Mariota

Assistant Camera: Jeannice Mustafa

2nd Assistant Camera: Melvin Vazquez

Data Loader: Claudia Gonzalez, Gaffer Ricky Marquez

Key Grip: Paco Cordero

Electric: Carlos Cotto

Grip: José Morales

Sound Director: Ariel Avarado

BOOM Operator: Manuel Rivera

Craft Service: Edwin Bonilla

Chief Editor: Omar Camilo

Montajista: Loumarie Camacho

Original Music: Edgar Abraham

Banda Sonora: Denes Pagán

Colorización: Reaktor Post

Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America

Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America

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If you are an undocumented queer immigrant living in the United States amidst this turbulent political climate, you are not safe and your future is at risk. When Moises Serrano was just a baby, his parents risked everything to flee Mexico and make the perilous journey across the desert in search of the American dream. After 23 years growing up in the rural south where he is forbidden to live and love, Moises sees only one option — to fight for justice. Forbidden is a feature length documentary about an inspiring young man whose story is exceptional, although not unique. Moises is like the thousands of young people growing up in the United States with steadfast dreams but facing overwhelming obstacles. Our film chronicles Moises’ work as an activist traveling across his home state of North Carolina as a voice for his community, all while trying to forge a path for his own future.

 

 

CREDITS

Director: Tiffany Rhynard

Editor: Heather Mathews

Producers: Heather Mathews, Tiffany Rhynard, Moises Serrano

Writers: Heather Mathews and Tiffany Rhynard

Composer: David Merson Hess

Cinematographer: Kathi Barnhill

Co-Producers: David Micheal Barrett, Kathi Barnhill

Princesa

Princesa

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Una joven princesa decide salir de su castillo y tras muchos intentos fallidos logra liberarse y llegar a un campo bello. (vea guión en el Anejo)

 

FILM CREDITS

Paola Adorno / Princesa

DIRECTORA: Lynnie Feliciano

Asistente de Director: Omar Camilo

Continuista: Ray Figueroa

PRODUCTORA: Yamara Rodríguez

PRODUCTOR DE Línea: Yarimar Coss

DIRECTOR DE ARTE: Angel Flores

Asistente de Arte: Carmen Miranda

Asistente de Arte: Carlos Acosta

Construcción Escenografía: Richard Alfonso, Oscar González

Diseño y Confección de Vestuario: Brandy Desiré Ortiz

Coordinación DE VESTUARIO: Amarys Annexy

ASISTente DE VESTUARIO: Joseph Moulier

MAKE UP: Bryan Villarini

Asistente de Producción: Ninoshka Betancourt

Director de Fotografía: Ed Mariota

Asistente de Cámara: Jeannice Mustafa

2ND Asistente de Cámara: Melvin Vazquez

Data Loader: Yuisa Ríos Cepeda

GAFFER: Ricky Marquez

KEY GRIP: Paco Cordero

ELECTRICO: Carlos Cotto, Eric Rodríguez

GRIP: José Morales, Kenneth Vidal

Sonido Directo: Ariel Alvarado

BOOM Operator: Manuel Rivera

Efectos Especiales: Rafael Pérez

Craft Service: Edwin Bonilla

Jefe Editor: Omar Camilo

Montajista: Yuisa Ríos Cepeda

Música Original: Edgar Abraham

Banda Sonora: Denes Pagán

Colorización: Reaktor Post

ROMEO & ROMEO

ROMEO & ROMEO

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Two teenagers in Puerto Rico and the discovery of love through fairy tales and skateboards. Confronted by their desires and repressions these two teens confront religious and social repressions condemning the chances of accepting their homosexuality.

This film presents the social differences affecting the country and at the same time as religion responds to social status. Romeo and Julio are the result of traditional and fundamentalist families where the only salvation is dressing up in a costume party to unleash their freedom.

 

Film Credits

DEDICADA A

Mercedes Cabrera Korthright (Diciembre 13 1934-Julio 16  de 2013)

Juan O. Caballero Cabrera (Mayo 16 de 1951- Agosto 1 de 2013)

Luís Raúl Martínez( Marzo 6 de 1962-  Febrero 3 de 2014)

DIRECCIÓN

Luís Caballero

GUIÓN

Luís Caballero

PRODUCCIÓN

Caballero Films

Cinemovida Entertainment

Escuela de Cine de Puerto Rico

PRODUCCIÓN

Kathy García

Eduardo Rosado

Luís Caballero

ELENCO

Romeo-Denzel O’Neill

Julio- Jacob Fuentes

Abuelo- Efrain López Neri

Hilda- Amneris Morales

Pastor- Willie Dentón

Madre de Julio- Jacqueline Duprey

Padre de Julio- Edgar García

Fery- Nancy Millán

Extras Escuela

Jimmy Santos

Katherine M. García

Luís Candelaria

Ray D.Caballero

Extras Iglesia

Eduardo Rosado

Carmelo Marrero (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Lance González

Sonia Ivette Colón

Ivy Ortíz

Monica Ponce

Ana Cordero

Extras Calle/plaza

Vane Vélez

Nelly Puigdolliers

Aixa Alvelo y Familia

Luis Alberto Rivera (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Extras Guagua

Roberto Rios (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Ezequiel Colón

PRODUCTOR ASOCIADO

Vané Vélez

Selenis Leya

Sara Caballero

CONSULTORIA DISEÑO DE PRODUCCIÓN

Rafi Mercado

DIRECTOR DE ARTE

Jimmy Santos

DIRECTOR DE FOTOGRAFÍA

Héctor Pérez Mundo

PRIMER ASISTENTE DE CÁMARA

Luís Figueroa

SEGUNDO ASISTENTE DE CÁMARA

Roberto Rios

FOTOGRAFÍA ADICIONAL

Larry González

EDITOR

Larry González

Eduardo Rosado

CORRECCIÓN DE COLOR

Larry González

SINCRONIZACIÓN DE SONIDO

Eduardo Rosado

ASISTENTE DE EDICIÓN

Harold Molinari

GERENTE DE PRODUCCIÓN

Gabriel Dávila (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

PRIMER ASISTENTE DE DIRECCIÓN

Madelyn Ortíz (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

SEGUNDO ASISTENTE DE DIRECCIÓN

Luís Rodríguez

Kevin Díaz

Alejandro Maldonado

Kelvin Kercado

SONIDISTA

Harold Molinari

Ricardo Molina Jr

BOOM MAN

Ricardo  Molina Jr

Harold Molinari

Brian Rodríguez

COREOGRAFIA

Luis Candelaria

ASISTENTE TÉCNICO

Luís Rodríguez

Brian Rodríguez

ASISTENTES DE PRODUCCIÓN

Luís Rodríguez

Brian Rodríguez

Lance González

Kemel Jamis

Ezequiel Colón

Frances Becerril (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Nicole Teresa

José Juan Díaz Caballero (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Ivy Ortíz

Yanira Cabán

VESTUARIO

Angelique Rodríguez (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Nelly Puigdollier

Maria Arroyo (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Ray D.Caballero

DISEÑO DE VESTUARIO DE ROMEO

Ray D.Caballero

BOUTIQUE

Lysmarie Baez

MAQUILLAJE

Sonia Ivette Colón

Carol Marien Arroyo

CABELLO

Intercambio estilista

UTILERIA

Ezequiel Colón

Yolanda Centeno (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Ricardo Molina

Iván Urdaneta (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Nelly Puigdollier

Jose Juan Díaz Caballero (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Eduardo Rosado

Kathy García

ASISTENTES DE ARTE

Ryan Alexander

Carmelo Marrero(Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Maria González (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Iván Urdaneta (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Kayra Arenas (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

José Juan Díaz Caballero (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Ricardo Molina

Jacille Colón Álvarez

COREOGRAFÍA

Luís Candelaria

BAILARINES

MAKING OF

Luís Alberto Rodríguez (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Brian Rodríguez

Script supervisor

Emilio Suárez

MUSICA

COMIDA

Monserrate Becerril (Estudiante del Conservatorio de Cine de Puerto Rico)

Frances Becerril

PRODUCTOR EJECUTIVO

Escuela de Cine de Puerto Rico

Cinemovida Entertainment

Caballero Films

Sara Caballero

PRODUCTORES EJECUTIVOS

Yoanna Sánchez, José Díaz, Ricardo Molina, Isabel Arraiza, Cristina Marie Lynch, Frances Becerril, Monserrate Benjamín Rivera, Maria Arroyo, Juan Valentín, Milei Dominguez, Edgar García, Diana Barrios, Talented, Elizabeth Mercado Maceira, Pablo Berrios, Ruben Sánchez, Marlene Duprey, Luís Caballero, Carlos Saldaña, Jasen D. Parker, Margherita A. Tortora, Noelia Loiz Janilka Romero, Kathleen L. Talbott, Ricardo L. Rivera- Diadone, Lucy Penaloza, Monica Ponce Caballero, Modesto Lacen, Carlos González, Luis G. Santiago, Ariana Ramírez, Wilmer E. Vélez, Sully Díaz

AGRADECIMIENTOS

Emilio Suárez, Script Junkies, David Vega, Omar Camilo, Benji López, Rafi Mercado, David Aponte, NDE Studios, Eduardo Transfor Ortíz, Nelly Puigdollier, Cast4Film, Elaine Figueroa, estudiantes de Escuela de Bellas Artes de Barceloneta, Idenisse Salamán y los estudiantes de Bellas Artes del Municipio de Dorado, Sonia Ivette Colón, El Corralón, Josean Ortíz, Lillian Hurts, Kemel Jamis, Federico Torres, Jonathan Rios, Miriam Colón, Sully Díaz, Modesto Lacen, Pedro Julio Serrano, Econo, Gabriel Dávila

AGRADECIMIENTO ESPECIAL

Selenis Leyva

A Municipio de Barceloneta

Hon. Alcaldesa de Barceloneta Wanda Soler

Asistente Alcaldesa

Escuela de Bellas Artes de Barceloneta

Tania Soler, directora Escuela de Bellas Artes de Barceloneta

Familia Nieto

DR.Ruiz

Reynaldo Dávila Caballero

y a todo el pueblo de Barceloneta

Jonathan Rios

José Manuel Hernández

Miriam Colón

Efrain López Neri

A Mota

The Legacy of Frank Bonilla

The Legacy of Frank Bonilla

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Traces the life of a pioneer in higher education from his humble roots in New York City to his days in combat in World War II to the founding of Centro, the only institution dedicated solely to the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.

 

 

CREDITS

Executive Producer: Edwin Melendez

Directed and produced by: Eduardo Aguiar

Co-directed and produced by: Melissa Montero

/ Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Ulises' Odyssey

Ulises' Odyssey

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Chilean filmmaker Lorena Manríquez embarks on a journey to search for the truth behind a 30-year rift between her father and her uncle Ulises. The two brothers were on opposite sides in the 1973 military coup, that brought General Pinochet to power in Chile and Ulises to exile in Switzerland. Through the revelation of family secrets, Manríquez exposes the recent history of Chile, her country’s painful memory, and the desire to reconcile it.

Film Credits

DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY: LORENA MANRIQUEZ AND MIGUEL PICKER

WRITTEN BY: LORENA MANRIQUEZ

CO-PRODUCED BY: ANITA MODAK-TRURAN and FERRELL TADLOCK

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MIGUEL PICKER

ORIGINAL MUSIC: MIGUEL PICKER

SOUND DESIGN AND MUSIC EDITING: FRANCISCO MONROY

YIGAL OZERI: THE CHAMELEON

YIGAL OZERI: THE CHAMELEON

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Lucy is a 35 year old, Puerto Rican social-worker that believes she has everything in order to be a good mother. She has a job, an apartment, and an adorable, blind six year old son named Nicholas, whom she conceived through her exboyfriend, whom does not know Nicholas exists.

Lucy thinks that she is the only one who can help Nicholas. That changes, however, when the
Doctor says that she cannot become a donor to help her son restore his vision. Although Lucy
refuses to find Nico’s father, she changes her mind when she sees Nicholas struggling and getting bullied in school. She see Nicholas get into a fights with other kids because of disability
and sets her off to do anything to help him.

Lucy goes to work with Nico and gets suspended because of him. She is consistently late and absent because she is too busy taking care of him, and has finally reached the limit. She decides to find Nico’s father, Javier, a quiet local fisherman. His life hasn’t changed much since she left him. Lucy tells him about Nico and requests his help, but he refuses.

Written & Directed by *Arilyn I. Martinez Cora*

Producers
*Arilyn I. Martinez Cora*
*Antonio Betancourt*
*Jose Martinez Rivera*
*Nicolasa Cora Suarez*
*Cirilo Tirado hijo*
Executive Producers
*Jose Martinez Rivera
*Nicolasa Cora Suarez
Director of Photography
Dennis Trifonov

Editor

*Alejandra Lopez*
Cast (Orden of Appearance)
Lucy *Nicole Betancourt*
Nicholas *Manuel Bonilla Ortiz*
Doctor *Teofilo Torres*
Teacher *Ymalai M. Maysonet*
Betty *Anita Velez*
Alfredo *Rafael Gonzales*
Javier *Modesto Lacen*
Wilfredo *Nito
Father *Otilio Rodriguez Melendez
Son *Alejandro Bonilla Ortiz
Lizzy *Iranisha Rosario Rosario
Hilda *Norelix Santana
Students *Bryan Cartagena Carrillo
*Carlos Garcia Alvarado
*Dayanelis Morrera Malave
*Diangely Cruz Velazquez
*Hydalis Bonilla Rodriguez
*Jeilyann Rodriguez Rivera
*Jerel Garcia Quintana
*Jeremy J. Maldonado Colon
*Josue Bonilla Rodriguez
*Jose L. Gonzales Rivera
*Jose Manuel Vargas
*Joseph Escobal Quintana
*Joshuan Garcia Quintana
*Julio Cruz Velazquez
*Kamyle Mares Cajigas
*Natasha Mares Cajigas
*Naiomy Cruz Velazquez
*Shirley M. Rodriguez Rivera
*Yoscar E. Colon Rosario