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Viernes Video: National release of first movie completely filmed and produced in San Antonio in ten years by Latino filmmaker

LatinaLista — Bobby Ramirez, Julian Medina, Jason Martinez and Derek Hernandez were childhood friends until ambition tore them apart — landing them on either side of the law. Now, it’s time for a reunion unlike any reunion before.

That’s the premise of the film “Mission Park.” The first crime drama to be completely filmed and produced in San Antonio in almost a decade, the film tells the story of a drug syndicate that has taken control of the region known as Mission Park.

In this urban crime drama, two young F.B.I. agents, Bobby Ramirez (Jeremy Ray Valdez) and Julian Medina (Will Rothhaar), go undercover to infiltrate and take down an illegal drug organization run by the untouchable drug lord Jason Martinez (Walter Perez) and his right-hand man Derek Hernandez (Joseph Julian Soria).

The film — written, directed and starring Latino actors — has been making the rounds at film festivals racking up an impressive list of awards along the way.

WINNER – BEST FILM – Boston International Film Festival
WINNER – BEST DIRECTOR – Boston International Film Festival
WINNER – BEST ACTOR – Walter Perez – Boston International Film Festival
WINNER – BEST FILM – Houston WorldFest Film Festival
WINNER – BEST FILM – Miami Hispanicize Film Festival
WINNER – BEST FILM – East Los Angeles’ Reel Resquatche Film Festival
WINNER – EMERGING ARTIST – Jeremy Ray Valdez – Chicago’s Americas Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Las Vegas Film Festival, San Diego Latino Film Festival, San Antonio’s Cinefestival, San Antonio Film Festival, Denver Film Festival.

Today the film will be released in selected theaters across the country.

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