A SAG-INDIE/SAG-AFTRA & CHRISTIAN MORALES Production

 Executive Producer Christian Morales

Story & Screenplay     Christian Morales

Director  Christian Morales          

Assistant Directors    Mario E. Medrano Barquet, Kirtland, James Estevez, Ciriaco Calderon.

Cinematography Christian Morales 

 

SYNOPSIS  

A New York City, Washington Heights underground homeless American

Bachata musician is on the eve of being released from a drug outpatient

rehab program whom contemplates what new steps to take into transitioning

into society.

THE CAST

                       

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Christian Morales as CASEY IBANEZ "KID MARAVILLA"

CHRISTIAN MORALES  is an American Actor who is a native New Yorker based in "The Big Apple." He is a NYC based classically trained Actor in the Stanislavsky System "Method Acting" approach lead by Miranda McDermott at New Media Repertory Co. Christian was further trained by Jordan Lage at the Atlantic Acting School &  also is an authentic Meisner Trained Actor  under the guidance of Ron Stetson & Robert X. Modica of The Neighborhood Playhouse. Christian is a first time Film Director, Screenwriter and two-time produced Off-Broadway & Off Off Broadway Playwright for his solo one-act play NEX1: KID MARAVILLA (KID MARVELOUS). Today Christian

is an official Sag Indie Signatory Producer. He Executive Produced & self funded his first short film. He filmed the screenplay movie adaptation PRELUDE: NEX1 KID MARAVILLA  based on his original stage play  NEX1:KID MARAVILLA. 

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Jackie Paladino as JULIANNA "THE BARBER" 

Jackie Paladino was born Jacqueline Noel Paladino in Staten Island, New York, to Lawrence Paladino, a business owner in the printing industry, and Susan Paladino, a stay-at-home mother. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of Italian, Middle Eastern, and Irish descent.

Jackie's early performing ambitions leaned toward classical piano. She was rather shy until she became interested in acting via middle school productions, and she attended performing arts high school for music theatre in Bridgewater, New Jersey, while simultaneously taking rigorous academic courses at her home high school in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. She made her off-Broadway debut as a senior in high school, as the leading role Wendla in Spring's Awakening.

Her passion for music and acting extended, leading her to admission to NYU Tisch School of the Arts for Drama, with a focus in music theatre. In addition to sharpening her acting, singing, and dance skills, she began singing with jazz bands and experimenting with songwriting. She dropped out to pursue a music career and started releasing music in 2013. Frustrated from pounding the pavement with little financial return from her art, she decided to return to school and to her acting pursuits. In 2018 she performed the lead role, Sara, in her second off-Broadway production "A Family Christmas Reunion" at The Davenport Theatre, and in 2019 she combined her passions for music and acting as the character Aradia, an up and coming singer songwriter in the feature film "Lea."

 

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Arturo Restituyo as PEGGY FROM DA' BLOCK

Arturo Restituyo a native of Dyckman, Inwood area is a Photographer, Digital Artist, & aspiring Film Director and Screenwriter. Arturo last appeared in a supporting role  in the film TIME TO SURRENDER directed by Elvis Nolasco 

and Executive Produced by Spike Lee. 

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Roberto Ragone as VIC Bronx native and a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard University, Roberto has over two decades of experience in government policy and politics. He shifted from research and analysis to his passion for the arts, as an actor, scriptwriter/doctor, producer, and advocate. Roberto has played lead and supporting roles on stage and screen in serious dramas along with improvisational, sketch, satirical, musical, rant, and mockumentary comedies. Roberto has co-starred in The Perfect Murder and Diabolical and had a recurring role as Lt. Nicoletti in Vish Merrick, aired on Amazon Prime. He wrote, performed, sold out. and received a standing ovation for the one-man show, entitled The Purgatory Trial of Vito Marcantonio -  about East Harlem Congressman Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954).  Roberto’s one-act comedy, Bromance-A-Roni, won the "Best Production" award at the Midtown International Theatre Festival,  selling out all performances. He plays a racist FBI agent in an upcoming film, Coming for the King, about the assassination of  Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Kimberly Kopchack as PROFESSOR JOYCE Philadelphia native makes her acting debut in the supporting role of PROFESSORJOYCE. Kimberly has a background in sales and an expert dog walker on her free time. She is enthusiastic in pursuing Acting training in the near future. 

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Toni Cruz as PEE-WEE is a 22 year old NYC based actor. She's been performing since she was 14, younger if you count the time she played baby Jesus. Growing up, she kept seeing these incredible stories played by such emotionally provoking people that she decided to be one of them herself. 

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Mario E. Medrano Barquet as ANGEL hails out of New York City, Mario Medrano studied method acting at New Media Repertory under Miranda McDermott. What started out as a hobby quickly became a lifelong passion for him. Mario considers himself a student of the craft, and marvels at how regularly and beautifully life can imitate art. 

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Reni Mimura as MARIKO Presenting Japanese native and New York City based Electro-Pop singer, Reni "RM" Mimura! Reni is well known for her futuristic adorability, profound concepts and a high-energy onstage presence.Born and raised in Japan, Reni got her big break after she won a talent search competition in 2006. That same year, she released her first CD in Japan, which was produced by Takahiro Yamautsuri, who composed several songs for the anime movie - Pokémon: Make a wish. Reni relocated to New York City in 2008 bringing her unique style of Moe entertainment to the United States. She was quickly recognized as a leader of the Moe Revolution, and soon gained a following of devoted fans called "Angels"! As her fan base increased, so did attention from the U.S. and Japanese entertainment industries. In 2010 the National Broadcasting Television Station of Japan (NHK) made two documentaries on Reni's career in America and the impact of her performances on western audiences and the fashion industry.
Her Youtube videos combine a fun Japanese Anime style with American life.

 

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Richard Colon as REY "Outpatient Counselor"Film debut. A Credentialed Minister, Certified Counselor in the Field of Human Services, Missionary who has traveled from Africa to Mexico giving anti-drug conferences, healing crusades and preaching the Gospel of Christ. Raised in New York where he now lives and works as a Certified Manager of Housing. Husband, Father and Grandfather. Founder of Recovery and Salvation Ministries.