Genres: Drama/Dark Comedy
Runtime: 10 Minutes 30 Seconds
Completion Date: Oct 15th, 2022
Based on an incredible true story, Mamita is an Almodóvar-esque film, set in 1975 Peru. Personifying the delicate love between a mother and her son, Carlito. As Mamita breathes in heartbreak, she exhales her son’s true father to be none other than Spanish megastar Camilo Sesto “The King of Love”! And now… Carlito must make the biggest choice of his life!
Some of the praise for solo play NO PAROLE the basis for MAMITA the film
San Francisco Chronicle
"...So brilliant it leaves every other
fringe show behind!"
Hairline Fringe Scotland
"A black-box blend of Martin Scorsese
and Pedro Almodóvar."
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Mamita - A Short Film
It was only after my mothers passing in April of 2021 that I felt completely comfortable in telling our entire story, by then the police couldn't come and arrest her and punish me for harboring a fugitive criminal.
See, my mother was a renowned actress on the stage of life! It's not an accident that I followed in her footsteps into the arts, the significant difference is that I've used art as a way to express my creativity and unpack what it means to be human. My mother used her "acting skills" to live a life on her own terms. She was amongst many other things an international con-artist. A woman who gave way more than she took, but she did take a lot. She was called by the thousands she helped, illegally to secure Green Cards la Señora Robinhood. She was responsible for providing for us and our tribe immeasurable opportunities, and creating much mayhem outside our front door. At its core, our story is that of a son and his mother, a story of forgiveness and an eternal bond that not even the American government would be able to break.
Mamita, my first short film is one tiny story in the story of our lives, the rest is being developed into a television series. Thanks for reading!