NALIP Honoree Raul Castillo Starring in Upcoming “We The Animals” Film

Raul Castillo has been part of the NALIP family and continues to amaze us with his characters. He has created an impressive resume, from his character Richie on HBO’s acclaimed series, Looking, to playing DC Comics Villain Eduardo Flamingo on Gotham. In addition, Raul will star in El Chicano, premiering at the LA Film Festival. 

El Chicano, by director Ben Hernandez Bray WRITERS Ben Hernandez Bray, Joe Carnahan PRODUCERS Joe Carnahan, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Frank Grillo CAST Raúl Castillo, George Lopez, Aimee Garcia, Emilio Rivera, David Castañeda, Marlene Forte, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sal Lopez) – A cop is drawn into his ex-con brother’s death while investigating the crime-fighting exploits of a mysterious vigilante known as “El Chicano.” More information on this film here.

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Our 2016 Lupe Ontiveros awardee, Raul Castillo, plays Pap, a lead character in director Jeremiah Zagar’s We The Animals. A coming of age story about a fragile working class family, and the impacts parents have on their kids. The two older brothers, Manny(Isaiah Kristian) and Joel(Josiah Gabriel), take after their father (Raul Castillo) who plays a Puerto Rican father dealing with depression and pressure to sustain a family. While youngest son, Jonah (Evan Rosado),  takes after the mother, played by Sheila Vand, who is white and yearns to shelter her three kids from their father. The movie touches on the mixed raced family dynamic along with growing as part of the LGBTQ+ community with one of the sons storyline. The film won the Innovator Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was screened at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.


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