William D. Caballero Announces New Short Film | Ana Flores To Speak At 5th Annual Latina Entrepreneur Brunch | RICH KIDS wins BEST FEATURE in Dallas
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As Brandon, a young boy with long hair and feminine features, explores his own sexual and gender identity, he is oblivious to the plight of David, his father and diabetic dialysis patient. After Brandon’s mother leaves the two to go to work, Brandon’s father graciously confronts him and asks about Brandon’s orientation. Brandon ignores him, as David starts to feel ill.
David vanishes, leading Brandon to experience a flashback that took place years ago when a healthier version of David underwent his first day of dialysis treatment. He witnesses his transformation into “Hummingbird Man,” a winged superhero. David tells him that only by adapting the core traits of the hummingbird (small size and immense strength) was the only way he could survive dialysis treatment. He also tells Brandon that he knows of his secret queer identity, and that he too is a hummingbird.
- written and directed by William D. Caballero
- co-directed by Reko Moreno
- produced by William D. Caballero, Kate Keisel Caballero, Elaine Del Valle, and Evelyn Ortiz
- starring Manny Colin, William D. Caballero, Karina Yzobel, and Cammie Middleton
COMING SOON TO A FILM FESTIVAL NEAR YOU!
William D. Caballero is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, composer, violinist, and multimedia storyteller. Born in Coney Island, New York and raised in North Carolina, Caballero obtained the Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship in 2001, and returned to New York City where he graduated from Pratt Institute (BFA Digital Art, 2006, Minor in Art History ) and New York University (MA The Arts and Humanities in Education, 2008), graduating Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude, respectively.
NALIP member, Writer and Director Laura Somers shares her exciting news! :
"Thanks to all our fans and supporters for all the love. We are very excited to share what we have been up to over the summer starting with our most recent festival win: BEST FEATURE at the Women Texas Film Festival!"
"We just got back from the Women Texas Film Festival in Dallas and we’re so excited to announce that Rich Kids took home the grand prize of BEST FEATURE! It was such an incredible weekend of wonderful films. Artistic Director Justina Walford and her team have made a commitment to programming edgy, political, and unapologetic films by female filmmakers and they did not disappoint, we saw some excellent films: United Skates, Black Hollow, Hillbilly, and The Ranger.
Rich Kids completely sold out our 150 seat theater – our team had to give up our seats and the box office had to turn people away. As much as we hated to have people miss out, it was an excellent problem to have! We are super proud of our win this weekend, especially since we’re heading immediately to New York City for the New York Latino Film Festival presented by HBO."
10 Outstanding Movies Made by Latinos COMING SOON
THE INFILTRATORS written and directed by Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera
I’d be remiss if I didn’t include the long-gestating, recently wrapped new feature by #BrownExcellence filmmakers Cristina Ibarra, (Las Marthas) and Alex Rivera(Sleepdealer). Their previous work is nothing short of brilliant and masterfully executed so their first time collaboration is obviously anticipated especially by the social justice community. They’ve received some critical funding from Tribeca and Rauschenberg for their doc/fiction hybrid which is a full-on thriller of two young immigrant-activists who get themselves deliberately apprehend and detained by Border Patrol to expose the abuse and help free others. You wont want to miss this one.
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Ana Flores of WeAreGrowLatina is set to speak at the 5th Annual Latina Entrepreneur Brunch
The 5th annual Latina Entrepreneur Brunch is a morning celebrating, empowering and educating successful Latina business leaders and industry influencers. Highlighting Latinas as a primary force for the growth in Hispanic small business formation, this event will feature a keynote presentation and panel discussion by powerful Latinas sharing their secrets for long-lasting success.
A leading advocate in inclusion in the industry, NALIP is providing more resources to aspiring filmmakers every year with events such as the NALIP Media Summit, the Latino Media Fest, and the Diverse Women in Media Forum, and events such as the Latino Lens Workshops and the Latino Lens Incubator Shorts.