Americanita won Two Best Short Film Awards, semifinalist $10,000 Angelus Award.
Feature script is two-time semifinalist
for Sundance Institute and selected for NALIP Producer's Academy.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE CAST FOR THE SHORT FILM.
FEATURE CAST IS YET TO BE DETERMINED.
plays the part of Marisol, the Cuban-American teenager.
represented by the Alliance Talent Group. Her prior roles include
the part of Paloma in the HBO film For Love or Country, the
lead role of Katy in the Optima Films production Madame Le Consul
"Double Play", the role of Co-Host for Discovery Kids Latin
America's show A Grande Aventura and the part of Helen Keller
in the St. Thomas Aquinas staging of The Miracle Worker.
plays the part of Odalis, Marisol's young Cuban cousin.
Sarahi is represented by The Green Agency. Her prior roles include
the part of Sharllot Rivera in the Big Machine Films production
Faithful, the principal role of Tia Maria in the independent film
Tia Maria, the role of Canicula Casiopea in the Latino Ensemble
Production's staging of the play Piña, mamey y zapote, the
role of Hostess for Wasel & Company's TV show El Buzz and Guest
Host for Univision's TV show Caliente.
plays the part of Marta, Marisol's mother.
Carmen's prior roles include the part of Rita in director Jim McKay's
film Our Song, Head nurse in the 20th Century Fox production
Blood & Wine, Lourdes in the Miramax production Curdled,
Gloria Manquez on the TV show Law and Order, Bochinchera Jimenez
in the play El Macho and, in her own stand-up routines, she
plays The Stewardess from Hell and The Dancing Dominatrix, which she
has performed at The Improv and The Comedy Time Bomb.
plays the part of Abuelita, Marisol's grandmother.
Lydia worked for more than 30 years in Cuba in leading roles in classical
theatre, soap operas and TV series. Her recent work, here in the U.S.,
has included leading roles in several Repertorio Español Theatre plays,
Real Women Have Curves and Bodas de Sangre, the main
character on several Pollo Tropical commercials and the part of Mrs.
Diego on the soap opera One Life to Live.
plays the part of Tito, Marisol's grandfather.
Severino worked for more than 30 years in Cuba in leading roles in
classical theatre, soap operas and TV series and also worked as a
director, announcer and script writer as well. His recent work, here
in the U.S., has included commercials and voice-overs (AT&T, Penzoil,
McDonald's, Ovaltine, etc.) and radio announcing and acting (Radio
Suave, WRHC Cadena Azul).
plays the part of Daniel, Marisol's teenage brother.
Memo's prior roles include the part of Alfonso in the BBC production
S Club 7, the principal role of Ricky in Director John Angee's
The Magician and the lead role of Jesus Christ in the play
Viens Suis Moi - Naissance de Jesus. Memo has also written
and directed a play (A Christmas Extravaganza), choreographed
dance pieces (Billie Role and His Music), and worked as a sound
recordist, theatre AD, and dancer (modern, jazz, Caribbean, African,
Rock 'n' Roll.)
plays the part of Jessica, Marisol's best friend.
Andrea's prior roles include the lead role of Portia in Shakespeare's
The Merchant of Venice as well as a variety of other roles
in various Whittman Theatre productions. She has also served as stage
manager, director and producer for several plays.
plays the part of the Newscaster.
Ileana's prior roles include the lead role of Mona in the short film
Times Up, the role of Becca in the short film Special Sauce
and various roles in Creative Workshops and FIU theatre productions.
plays the part of the On-location News Reporter.
Martin is the co-star of the feature film Libertad by 3-time
Emmy Award-winning director, Norton Rodriguez. His other roles include
the part of Host for SunTown Production's Buenos Viajes, radio
spots for Hyundai and Bell Atlantic, MediaOne Channel 13's entertainment
reporter for Noticiero Miavisión, CBS Telenoticias' correspondent
for Más Vida as well as many other parts on other TV shows,
news programs, commercials, print ads and radio spots. Visit www.martinamado.com
for more information.
Gloria is an actor, singer, and lyricist currently living in Los Angeles. She has played bit roles on General Hospital. Her songwriting credits include work for Tomey Sellars (Miami finalist in VH-1's Born to Diva ), Diego Goldfarb, Georg Van Handel, and Dominic Messinger.
Michele Ockenfels Lepe
Michele is one of the stars of a new Telemundo soap opera called Los Teens. She has been a Guest Reporter on Univision's Control, played the part of June in a staging of The Man Who Came to Dinner and the part of Ismene in a Jump Start Theatre production of Antigone.
Carlos Agudelo, Erika Paola Monje, Juan
Carlos Monje, Salvador Amado & Andrea Proenza
Cute boys: Duvier Poviones, Roger Martin & Deron Tse
Fashion magazine models: Glenda Dopazo, Jennifer
Capriccio & Gabriela Sosa
Marisol's father in the family photos: Mario Soto
Jessica's mother: Mari Susan Andrade