NALIP Members’ Exclusive Short Films to Air on El Rey Network

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In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network Programming Line-up to Spotlight Short Films Created by Members of NALIP

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with programming guaranteed to inspire pride all-month long when El Rey Network presents content celebrating the Latino Community’s achievements both in front and behind the camera. Beginning September 16th, El Rey Network will air a selection of short films created by Latino independent filmmakers as part of NALIP’s (National Association of Latino Independent Producers) LATINO LENS Filmmaker Showcase.

Short films created by members of NALIP airing throughout the month:
“Darkness of Night”
Written and Directed by Vincent Cortez
Description: A creative, young boy must face the monsters of a hostile home in order to save the lives of his loved ones.

“Sin City: Zorro Girl in Dead Man’s Alley”
Written and Directed by Teresa Jolie. Produced by Patricia Vonne and Janell Vela Smith. Stunt Coordination by Janell Vela Smith.
Description: Spin-off story of Dallas, aka “Zorro Girl,” starring Patricia Vonne of the film “Sin City.”

Written and Directed by Nancy C. Mejia
Description: Story about a young man training for the fight of his life - against his abusive father.
“Lost Weekend”
Written and Directed by Adam Valencia
Description: Martin convinces his best friend Jake to steal a car, so that he can pick up a girl.

“It’s Not Porn…”
Directed by Alberto Belli
Description: Various actors book their first major role in L.A.

Also in the months programming line-up is iconic films from Hispanic directors including Luis Valdez’s La Bamba and network founder Robert Rodriguez’s The Mexico Trilogy (El Mariachi, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico), as well as encore presentations of ‘El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair’ featuring exclusive sit-downs with Robert Rodriguez and Latino pioneers in the film industry Luis Valdez (La Bamba, Zoot Suit) and Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, The Strain,) and all new episodes of the network original series ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’.

El Rey Network is a 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.  Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites "the new mainstream" through badass content that awakens the renegade in everyone. El Rey Network LLC  is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc. To find El Rey Network in your area please check out their channel finder.