Latino multimedia-makers & actors
mainstream & Latino projects in English & Spanish.
9-9:30pm: Musical Interview & acoustic performance, “Salón Unplugged”
Holiday Party, Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Born in the projects of the Lower East Side, she followed her lifelong dream joining the NYC police department in 1982 at the age of 20. Premiering at the IPRHFF is Lifetime Movie Network’s TV episode entitled "MS. HOMICIDE" following legendary NYPD homicide detective, Irma Rivera, through her most fascinating murder cases during an extraordinary twenty-six year career. The film features two of New York’s most infamous cases: the murder of Lisa Steinberg and the conviction of her adoptive father that brought worldwide attention to child abuse; and the murder of filmmaker Adrienne Shelly – originally thought to a be suicide. Now retired she mentors her niece, Lelia who is a Harvard law student about being street smart and when dealing with human lives, interpreting the law has grey-line matter, because everything is not black and white.
CATI AND MIKE GONZÁLEZ
Premiering at the IPRHFF is their film, EKAJ about a runaway, homeless youth who thinks he will become the lover of a rich man and be taken care of for life, but eventually finds his dreams shattered. He makes some money as a prostitute, yet learns he is disposable, replaceable and lacking what it takes to survive in the City. Mike and Cati have been partners for over 20 years. Mike experienced his mother dying of AIDS in the early eighties and then being tossed on the street at 13 years of age. Cati is a first-time Director with an all male cast of non-actors. She was born in Spain, a photographer whose work has been seen in Spin, Vogue, Vibe, Interview, Liberatiòn, El Pais, Mademoiselle and New York magazines photographing Russell Simmons to Pharrell Williams and The Ramones to David Byrne.
DAVID N. FERNÁNDEZ
Multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, musical director and arranger, he has performed with the likes of Marc Anthony to the Joe Cuba Sextet. His arrangements can be heard over the hit children's show, "Dora The Explorer". Born into a musical family in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, David and family relocated to Youngstown, Ohio. In NY, he studied jazz piano, later learning salsa piano and music production. Fernandéz redefined the"jíbaro" bongo style of playing during his time with Pedro Guzmán's Jíbaro Jazz while defining the salsa style of percussion on congas and timbales. He led a 10-piece orchestra playing Latin music. Fernandéz returns to his native New York hometown where he is the musical director for Zon del Barrio and Brenda K. Starr.
LOUIS E. PEREGO MORENO
Founder & Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA, the largest network on the East Coast of bilingual Latino multimedia-makers and actors that hosts the PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón, metro-New York's only monthly network gathering in which over 60 narrative & documentary filmmakers, programmers, casting agents, TV & digital media producers, actors and journalists-authors have been interviewed. An interactive content producer and educator who for the past 34 years has owned Skyline Features, a bilingual (English- and Spanish-language) multimedia and educational production company developing documentaries, television programming and advertising commercials featuring Latinos, Blacks, Women, Urban Youth and LGBT. Created a non-profit video training program that over the course of ten years produced 70 documentary shorts with 1,500 Latino and Black Youth. Producer/Director/Writer of documentary feature, Latina Confessions (What does it mean to be Latina in the USA?) and on the PBS documentary feature as co-producer of American Dreams Deferred.
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