Robert Areizaga Jr. was born and raised in Yonkers, NY; a nineteen year old inner city teen of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent who was murdered by a vicious gang on October 30, 2010 in White Plains, New York.
After struggling through a series of trials and tribulations, Robert realized he needed to change his life and decided to take the Yonkers Civil Service Police Exam. Shortly after he learned he had passed the exam, Robert was brutally stabbed to death at a house party in White Plains, NY. A life filled with promise was cut short, and over a year after his murder, no conviction has been made.
THE SOUTHSIDE is written and
directed by Gregori J. Martin, Robert Areizaga, Jr.'s first cousin, a Native New
Yorker, and now LA based record-breaking director. The film stars Kristos
Andrews (X Games Skateboarding Champion and Guinness World Record Holder),
Douglas Santiago (star of the Green/Renzi and Independent Film Channel’s
blockbuster hit GIRLFIGHT), Hip-Hop sensation of the early millennium, Cuban Link, and
features Puerto Rican film and TV icon Miriam Colon, best known for her role as
“Mama Montana” in the Universal Pictures motion picture SCARFACE.
It is the goal of the producers of THE SOUTHSIDE not only to honor Robert Areizaga Jr.'s memory, but to help bring justice for Robert’s brutal and untimely death.
What We Need & What You Get
All proceeds will be designated for the promotion and publicity of the film.
Please be sure to check the donation levels offered and the perks given with each of them. Also, please accept our most humble 'THANK YOU' for any amount you opt to give.
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Gregori J. Martin