We Don’t Play by SouthBayCutz is a new wave in the south bay (East Side San Jose, CA) of young, innovative Chicano Hip-Hop, where the hyphy and bay area swagger meets the hood. Catchy hooks and flows are abundant, and where bottom line lyrics matter, to give a new fresh long-awaited sound back into Hip-Hop for the radio and for the streets!
Con Esperanza | 14m
Directed by Kyle Provencio Reingold DRAMA
When Ruben, a young Chicano musician, is caught between his mother’s expectations and his own hopes, he is forced to make a decision that will change his life forever. Based on true events, “Con Esperanza” follows Ruben on his journey of pursuing his dreams, balancing both the traditional and financial expectations of his Mother.
El Balsero | 20m
Directed by Jose Navas DRAMA
After years of living under Fidel Castro’s government, Cuba has fallen into a state of darkness and oppression. Freedom has been stripped from its people and daily life has been punctured by harassment and executions at the hands of Castro’s National Police. After his childhood friend is violently killed in an altercation with a Castro sympathizer, 21 year old Reinaldo realizes he must find a way out and regain his freedom at any cost.
Louise | 18m
Directed by Natalie Camou DRAMA
Louise tells the tragedy of how a young girl, in 1912 California, loses her mother just as she is beginning to understand the devastating causes of their estrangement.
Dolores | 11m
Directed by Bobby DeJesus DRAMA
Dolores, an immigrant in an abusive relationship, where there’s a child involved, has decided to leave her precarious situation. However, she will depart leaving behind one, last, shockingly unforgettable gift.
Feliz | 13m
Directed by Brandon Hugo Arroyo DRAMA
“Feliz” follows a Spanish Harlem couple discussing the future of their relationship while packing for a weekend trip.
Differences | 18m
Directed by Marc Reign DRAMA
In a world full of differences, there’s only one thing that matters in the end.
Marny’s Gift | 16m
Directed by Sean Martinez DRAMA
Raised in the segregated South by a working-class family, Marny is a young girl with a special gift. Her brother is off fighting in World War 2, while her mother doesn’t understand her special abilities. Marny and her older sister Fern find comfort in the home of their mother’s employer Mrs. Beulah, who has developed a genuine affection for them. Marny is soon challenged to use her gift to discover a dark secret that could change the course of their lives forever.
Leveling Up | 13m
Directed by Cynthia Ruiz DRAMA
“Leveling up” is the story of a teenage girl, Lucy, who dreams of becoming an author. The film bounces between her real life and the character in the book she’s writing. Her parents encourage her to dream big and work hard to make her dreams come true. Until a night disturbance changes the course of her life forever.