Local filmmaker casting for short film about ‘Dreamers’ program

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Local filmmaker casting for short film about 'Dreamers' program

Local filmmaker Hector Ortiz is currently casting for a short film titled “Announcement” and is seeking Richmond residents to take part in the city-funded project.

Ortiz is one of 10 local artists to have received a mini-grant from the Richmond Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) for fiscal year 2017-18

The first film of his short-film series, “Announcement,” will focus on the life of a recipient in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Recently revoked by President Donald Trump, the DACA program sought to provide protection for about 700,000 individuals who entered the country as minors.

“I am currently casting bilingual, Latino lead and supporting characters,” Ortiz said.

Those interested in taking part in the project, and those seeking more information, can contact Ortiz at hectorhugo777@gmail.com or on Instagram @hectorzitro.

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