Title: The Run
Director: Santiago Pozo
Producer: Jesús Martínez Asencio, Santiago Pozo, Paul Schiff
NYU Affiliation: Non-NYU
J.D. ESCONDIDO BRAVO – Male. To portray Latino/13 years old (age 10-14 to play 13). J.D. is a scrawny, indigenous looking Mexican-American boy. A fast runner, escaping from something that neither he nor we yet know. LEAD. Bi-lingual preferred. It's best if J.D. can speak fluent English (he was born & raised in the US); ability to speak Spanish a plus.
SENOR JUAN – Male. To portray Mexican/late 50s to early 80s. Dark-skinned, weathered, indigenous-looking. Even in his advanced age, he is still agile and trim. He is the spiritual village doctor of the small town where Harper & J.D. are forced to stop when their vehicle breaks down. A shepherd by trade, he tends to his herd of goats and also to the spiritual needs of his fellow villagers. SUPPORTING. Bi-lingual preferred. Character speaks broken English w/Mexican accent.
A fallen Olympic track hero, whose crumbling life has reduced her to coaching a high school track team, stumbles on a running phenomenon, a disenchanted 13-year old Mexican-American boy she sees as her ticket back to the spotlight. But her dreams of guiding him to the world stage are dashed when he suddenly takes off running form Tucson, Arizona to Mexico City, Mexico hoping he can bring on a miracle to save his dying father. She must then chase him for 1200 perilous and unpredictable miles.
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: J.D. SUBMISSION / Name of boy, your agency, city/state. Body of email: Your agency contact info, boys name/age/d.o.b, city/state of residence, along w/current non retouched photos. If you want to include a brief introduction, bio or resume, please do! Note if he has experience running (or similar athleticism), along w/his English-Spanish proficiency. Include any other related, special or fun facts so we get to know him!