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What would you do if you found out you were an undocumented American? 15 year old Elvis Delgado finds out the hard way. Read more

Brooklyn, NY Shorts
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What would you do if you found out you were an undocumented American? 15 year old Elvis Delgado finds out the hard way.

Brooklyn, NY Shorts
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Elvis

“Elvis,” is the story of a 15 year old Dominican teenager Elvis Delgado, whose father is being held at a immigration detention center. Elvis wants to go see his father but learns that he is also undocumented and runs the risk of deportation.

The Facts

Elvis' story is not uncommon these days. According to a recent article in the Harvard Educational Review (Suarez Orozco et al), "Among the estimated 5.5 million children growing up with unauthorized parents, approximately 1 million are themselves unauthorized." 

The sad truth is that most of these children are not aware they are undocumented.  At a time when adolescent passage into adulthood is marked by achieving certain milestones, the Elvis' of this country have to adapt to living below the radar.

What Can You Do?

Help us tell this story.  We feel film/video is a powerful medium but producing content is not always inexpensive. We have many expenses and with your donation you will help us cover:

  • Lighting and Grip rental
  • Local transportation costs
  • Editing
  • Sound design
  • Color correction
  • Craft service
  • Sound mix

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Team

DIRECTOR

NIC SANTANA is a New York City based filmmaker.  He graduated from Loyola Marymount University.  He is a Fulbright Scholar to Spain and upon his return he worked at the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills. Between rolling calls and dodging staplers he built his reel and directed two commercials for Viacom’s Nickelodeon. Besides filmmaking, technology is also a passion of his; recently he took some time off to co-head an internet start-up company.

PRODUCER

JONATHAN GOLDSMITH is a New York-based Producer and the President/Owner of Goldmine Pictures, a full service production company.  Jonathan has Produced hundreds of promos and commercials for COMEDY CENTRAL as well as produced and managed promos and show titles for NBC’s “THE APPRENTICE.”  Jonathan’s feature film work consists of comedies, BLACKBALLED: THE BOBBY DUKES STORY (Cinematographer) and SPLINTERHEADS (Production Supervisor), and most recently, the psychological thriller SANATORIUM (Producer), which is the first film under the Goldmine Pictures name.

MUSIC SUPERVISOR 

TESSA JAGGER is a Music Supervisor and Clearance Specialist with nearly ten years of experience in the music & entertainment industries. She has an exceptional background in music clearance which includes everything from the title songs to the CSI franchise to Mitsubishi campaigns to interpretational material for the likes of the Louvre and British Museum. Tessa is currently heading up Rights & Clearances for MyDiscovery, the app division of Discovery
Communications.

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