SCREENING DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 2015
TIME: 6PM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 4
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One act of kindness can change everything.
This short film tells the story of Tony Vargas, a middle-class working man who has secluded himself from the world after the passing of his girlfriend. He drags himself to work and has become so withdrawn that he tries to avoid all human contact as much as possible. The one person he doesn’t mind speaking with is Lucy – the waitress at his favorite Spanish restaurant. One night, Tony meets Trey (an adolescent on the verge of his own breakdown) on a New York City subway platform. Tony can see the peril that Trey is in and decides to come out of his shell to help him. This single act of kindness will change the course of these two lost souls lives forever.
DIRECTOR: RON RIVERA
Ron’s passion for acting began at an early age. He studied at Erasmus Hall High School for Performing Arts where he played the lead in several plays. He was featured in films like “A Bronx Tale” with Robert Deniro & “Carlito’s Way” with Al Pacino and has appeared in many short films which have won prestigious awards at film festivals such as “Collateral Package” (Best Dramatic Short Film at the BBIFF ’11) “Jackin’ Carlos” (Silver Award at JamFest FF ’11) He can also be seen in the 2010 (Sundance nominated) Best Dramatic Jury Feature film “Don’t Let Me Drown”. Starred in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway plays “Blood makes The Red River Flow” and “A Wound in Time”. He produced and acted in the feature film “Pocket Full of Nickels” (2013). Produced, acted in and edited the dramatic short film “Chances Are” (2014) which screened at The International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival in November 2014. Most recently wrote, directed and starred in the short film “Man-Kind”. Owner of Double R Films.
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