Watch the entire short up above!
A Mexican immigrant, living in a predominantly Latino neighborhood, stands witness to a new culture taking over. Things worsen when his only son begins dating a girl form the other side. Now he must choose to accept their relationship or put an end to it.
Culture and The Community
My name is Manuel Montanez, I'm the writer & director of Culture. When I had original wrote this story it was for the purpose of entertaining and getting a laugh out of the audience. Somewhere along the way it evolved into something more. It gave viewers an unorthodox perspective of how different cultures, living within the same neighborhood, can have an affect on each other.
Even more it showed how a single group of people can have both a positive and negative impact on a community, whether knowingly or not. I feel that all of us can relate to this story and that it should be shared with the world.
What we're trying to do
Culture was featured at the Pasadena City College Film Festival and went on to win the Audience Favorite Award and Second Place in the Advance Film category. With a tremendous amount of positive reviews and support I feel that Culture has what it takes to be featured in more festivals. If you watched the short film and feel the same way we do...
Join our Campaign and help give Culture a chance to get into the Film Festival Circuit!
Your support will cover:
- Submission Fees (Festivals can charge anywhere from $20-$70 per entree)
- Promotion Materials (Posters, Postcards, T-shirts, etc.)
- DVD Production (Blank DVDs, Labels, etc.)
- Postage (Fees and Packaging)
By helping us get into the Film Festivals you'll also give exposure to an extremely talented cast and crew.
Jaime- CARLOS FLORES
Carlos- PETER MENDOZA
Veronica- LUCY SERRANO
Linda- ANITA LIAO
Alex- JEREMY BARAJAS
Alice- SHAREN CERVANTES
Director- MANUEL MONTANEZ
Producer- REBECCA RYDEN
Director of Photography- SID MASCARDO
Screenplay- MANUEL MONTANEZ
First Assistant Camera- ALVIN OCTOMAN
Editor- VALERIA ALCARAZ
Assistant Editor- MANUEL MONTANEZ
Production Sound & Design- MATEO MEDINA & DAYA AHUMADA
Music- THE SASUKE THEORY & FREESTOCKMUSIC.COM
Other Ways You Can Help
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