Local filmmaker and film enthusiast Roy Trejo let us know about his film El Segundo's DVD release.
Authentic SOUTH TEXAS FILM now on Sale...
EL SEGUNDO (now available on DVD at www.elsegundomovie.com and as a digital download at Amazon.com) was shot here in South Texas (CC,TX and Alice,TX) and it incorporates much of the local lore of this region sometimes referred to as THE MAGIC VALLEY. It is a Texan Independent feature length movie through and through which stars two major talents Alana De la Garza (LAW AND ORDER) and Pedro Armendariz, Jr. (THE MASK OF ZORRO).
Alana De la Garza, originally from El Paso,Tx was cast out of New York City when she was prominently a print model for such national magazines as Maxim before her television appearances on CSI: Miamii and her current role as the assistant DA to Sam Waterston on NBC's Law and Order. Pedro Armendariz, Jr. who has more than 125 movies credited to his name as well as being a regular performer in the Theatre in Mexico City; also hosted Mexico''s version of TV's Bloopers on Galavision. He is the president of the Motion Picture Academy of Mexico and son to one of the foremost figures from Mexico's Golden Age of Cinema. EL SEGUNDO is Armendariz's' first starring role in a production from the American Independent Cine.
Gorilla Hero Releasing, based in Los Angeles, has authored an excellent DVD whose compression technique touts this work as the highest quality standard def motion picture on an HD screen.
The Special Filmmaker Features on the DVD include an interview on South Texas Filmmaking by Heidi Hovda with EL SEGUNDO co-executive producer, co-writer and actor, Roy Misael Trejo (Trejo Pictures). Also available, the theatrical trailer and a musical teaser underscored by two brothers from San Diego, TX: the singing duo called Amable. Commentary by director Hank Jacobs and Line Producer Matt Wersinger provide insight to the uniqueness involved with filming in The South Texas Brush and noting the principal foundation pillar for production and completion of this groundbreaking first film being FAMILY. The music for the movie is prominently Texan featuring Jarmon and Carter, Phil Hurd, and crossover artist Patricia Vonne as fine examples of Texas country music, as well as local Tejano groups like the Hometown Boys "Las Nubes" and the immortal Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame Inductee, Juan Sifuentes Jr.
The feature has been in over six festivals winning Best Feature at The Black Earth Film Festival in Galesburg, Illinois and screened in NYC (The PLAYERS THEATER), Park Slope, Brooklyn (The Brooklyn Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), Austin,TX (Regal Cinema at the Arboretum), East LA (Cine Sin FIN), Santa Fe, NM (Sante Fe Film Festival,) Brownsville, TX (CINE SOL main featured event) McAllen, TX (Cine El Rey) and Corpus Christi, TX (The Texas House of Rock).
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