An 11 year-old biracial kid growing up in “the hood” secretly dreams of trick-or-treating as a female super hero for Halloween.
JAVIER MOLINA (CO CREATOR / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER) was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New Jersey. He received his MFA in directing from Pace University and is a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio in NYC . In 2010 Javier was chosen to work as a directing observer in the Playwrights Horizons production of Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park, directed by Tony Winner, Pam Mackinnon. Javier was also chosen as a member of the 2010 Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab. Recent directing credits include: 2016 Best Director, 120 Hour Film Festival, The Actors Studio production of Motherfucker With The Hat and 2nd Unit on Bobby Moresco's Bent.Recently Javier was awarded the “Emerging Artist Award” presented to him by Academy Award Winner Estelle Parsons on behalf of the Theatre Hall of Fame in New York City.
GABRIEL FURMAN (CO- CREATOR / WRITER / PRODUCER) of Queens, NY is an actor, writer, producer and comedian who has performed at UCB and The Pit. Gabriel started off his career as a professional Breakdancer and DJ in the underground NYC dance scene. He also wrote, produced and starred opposite Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo in the Award Winning Short 'Mother’s Day'. Recent Acting credits includes, TV: 'Orange Is The New Black', CBS’s 'Blue Bloods', and Netflix’s 'Daredevil'. Theatre: Judas in 'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot' (La Mama) and Pinky in 'Our Lady of 121st'. (The Actors Studio). Both were directed by fellow Actors Studio member and Academy Award Winner Estelle Parsons.
EVA MINEMAR (PRODUCER) is an award winning producer of over 50 plays, one-woman shows, branded content, TV and film. She is a member of the Actors Studio Director’s Unit, and has also conceived and directed the touring women's theatre staple, ‘Angry Jello Bubbles’, which was performed at the United Nations for International Women's Day. Eva is also the Co-founder and Artistic Director of both LA LUPA Italian Cultural Arts Festival (LA LUPA FEST), and the Artistic Director of The Piano Store Theatre in NYC. She continues to fulfill her lifelong desire to provide opportunities and support for women in the theatrical arts, giving women writers a voice and opportunity to have their work performed world-wide.
PAOLO MONICO (PRODUCER) was born and raised in Italy, in the past 20 years Paolo has been a cartoon animator, a storyboard artist, an assistant production designer, a 1st AD, a director and a father. He moved to New York in 2006 and he’s now an American citizen and a proud member of the DGA. Throughout his directing career, Paolo helmed 25 music videos, 150 commercials and a TV movie for Italian TV. He writes, directs and produces short films and web content through Pogo Piggybackers, his NY-based production company and he is currently developing a limited series based on “The Mother,” his award-winning short film inspired by the mystery surrounding the death of his father.
POOYA MOHSENI (ADVISING CONSULTANT) is an Iranian/American actor, writer and activist, born and raised in Tehran, Iran, based in New York City. She moved to New York in her teens and after joining the FIT theatre ensemble and discovered her love of acting and story telling. Pooya is fluent in Persian(Farsi), a Transgender advocate, as well as a voice for immigrants’ and women’s issues. She is also involved in writing and co-writing original LGBT stories to shed light on an otherwise under represented community, in NYC.
ELIA LYSSY (CINEMATOGRAPHER) is a native of Switzerland and based in New York since 1988. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he started his career as a cinematographer. In over 30 years, Elia’s work consists of numerous features, shorts, and TV, including VICE and the critically acclaimed 'Astoria', about the coming of age in a Greek neighborhood. He was awarded the Kodak Vision Award for his work on Matthew Mailer’s 'The Money Shot' and a Telly Award for 'The Virtual Magician'. Most recently, Elia was the cinematographer
and co-director of the feature comedy, 'The Final Touch'. In front of the camera, he teaches the craft as a guest lecturer at NYU and Hunter College.
GOYA ROBLES (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER) is an American actor of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian descent. His portrayal of heart breaking, volatile, vulnerable characters are a stamp in all of his work. He is playing the role of Yago as a series regular alongside Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano in EPIX's 'Get Shorty'. He has starred in numerous independent films, including a lead role as Teyo in the film 11:55, starring John Leguizamo, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Julia Stiles. Goya is also a slam poet; his first compilation of poems was released at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe under the title, Spit My Soul. He is a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio and holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in NYC.
CAST & CREW
SAMMY (Benji Siegel)
TISHA (Farrah Faucette)
DESHAWN (Aiveri Wells)
TITO (Nico Bustamante)
FRANK (Gabriel Furman)
HENNY (Delissa Reynolds)
QUEEN (Jamyl Dobson)
THERESA (Barbara Spiegel)
EDITOR Marco Ferrara
FIRST AC Jeff Tan
KEY GRIP Genesis Cabrera
GAFFER Tannie Xin Tang
SECOND AC Kristin Zahra
STILL PHOTOGRAPHERS - Peini Chen & Sehee Kim
PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER Connor Donahue
COSTUME & MAKEUP Rita Mae Sylvester
PRODUCTION DESIGN BY Scott Michael Salame
ART DEPARTMENT Dani Marco
UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER Dolores Diaz
FIRST AD Nialaney Rodriguez
SECOND AD Shashwat Gupta
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR Gabrielle Rice
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Aprella Godfrey Barule
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Margherita Monico
DRIVER Tony Lepore
COMPOSER Alex Symcox
COLOR CORRECTION Adriano Mestroni / BAND
SOUND DESIGN AND MIX BY Rex Recker
VISUAL EFFECTS Mark Palkoski
TITLES AND GRAPHICS Kristin Zahra
OUTFEST – Hyundai Vision for Better Award
MARTHA’S VINEYARD AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL - HBO Best Short Film Award
URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL – Audience Award Best Short Film
IRIS PRIZE – Finalist / Nominated for Youth Award
CMG FILM FESTIVAL – Jury Award Best Drama / Audience Award Best Drama / Best Performance
OUTSHINE FILM FESTIVAL – Jury Award Best Short Film / Audience Award Best Short Film
IMAGEOUT FILM FESTIVAL – Audience Award Best Short Film
NEWFEST FILM FESTIVAL – Audience Award Best Short Film
PAN AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL – Nominated Best Narrative Short Film
TONKAWA FILM FESTIVAL – Best Narrative Short Film
OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL – Artist Vodka $15K Prize Best Short Film
QUEENSWORLD FILM FESTIVAL – Best LGBTQ Short Film
RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Special Jury Award
deadCENTER FILM FESTIVAL – Special Jury Award
CORDILLERA FILM FESTIVAL – Best LGBTQ Short Film
ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE – Jury Award Best Short / Best Director
TAMPA BAY INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL – Jury Award Best Short
OUTFILMCT – Jury Award Best Short