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
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.