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  (in credits order)

Greg Serano ... Javier Garcia

Carmen Serano ... Victoria Garcia
Dennis Foulkrod ... Bob
Julian D'Valois Ortega ... Manny

Rick A. Ortega Jr. ... Pedro
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Jordan Atler ... Student
Daisy Brumby ... Government Agent
Diego Deane ... 2nd Agent

Diego Joaquin Lopez ... 3rd Agent
Gadi Schwartz ... Newsman
Scott Voss ... 1st Agent
Scott C. Voss ... 1st Agent

Directed by
James Bustamante 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Raquel Troyce 

Produced by
Jocelyn Jansons .... supervising producer
Mike Miller .... producer (as Michael L Miller)
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... associate producer
Original Music by
Daniel Alcheh (original score music)
Michael Davenport (supervising composer)
Film Editing by
James Bustamante 
Tyler King 
Brad Wolfley 
Art Direction by
Tomas Watson 
Set Decoration by
Vidar Sanchez 
Costume Design by
Stephanie J. Miller 
Makeup Department
Jiji Hise .... assistant makeup artist
Susan Pfeiffer .... makeup department head
Production Management
Free Bear .... production manager (as Small Bear Free)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Strong .... first assistant director
Faith Strongheart .... second assistant director
Tantri Wija .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Doug Geist .... supervising sound editor
Connor Jorgensen .... boom operator
Zac Sneesby .... sound mixer
Steve Turpin .... foley artist
Alex Usatine .... additional sound
Peter King .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Marika Borgeson .... clapper loader
Alexandra Buresch .... first assistant camera
Thomas Campbell .... second assistant camera
Malik Daniels .... clapper loader
Tone Freshwater .... electrician
Colin Garza .... grip
Zak Bynx Green .... video tape operator
Kriztina Greene .... video tape operator
Rorie Hanrahan .... still photographer
Tiana Hart .... gaffer
Otis Mannick .... grip
Gabriella Marks .... still photographer
Coad Miller .... dolly grip
Nicholas Simonds .... grip
Sol Slavin .... grip
Joe 'Tiny' Whitefield Smith .... key grip
Casting Department
Deborah Dennison .... casting
Carmen Martinez .... casting
Carol Persinger .... extras casting
Location Management
Rorie Hanrahan .... location manager
Music Department
Michael Davenport .... music supervisor
Other crew
Tom Berkes .... catering
Karoline Bota .... script supervisor
Windy Earls .... assistant production coordinator
Gabriel Flores .... production assistant
Rorie Hanrahan .... production coordinator
Isabel Madley .... production assistant
Mike Miller .... production accountant (as Michael L. Miller)
Mike Miller .... unit publicist (as Michael L. Miller)
David A. Moyer .... production assistant
Klara Reitz .... production assistant
Madi Sato .... catering
Tantri Wija .... script consultant
James Bustamante Sr. .... special thanks
Curtis Jones .... special thanks
Steven Kemper .... special thanks
Tomas Moore .... special thanks
Forrest Murray .... special thanks
Tom Musca .... special thanks
Bryce Perrin .... special thanks
Diane Schneier .... special thanks

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Beautifully written piece, 3 March 2009
Author: jamie-887 from United States

This is a moving and well-written short about the struggles two young immigrants encounter as they attempt to make a life in the U.S.

These are "white collar wetbacks," as I heard the writer explain during a showing: upwardly mobile, educated people who have slipped into the country. For anyone who is concerned with immigration issues in the U.S.--whether or not you believe borders should be closed--this should be of interest.

I was very impressed by how much emotion could be included in a short amount of film. The buildup is tight, and the reveal is powerful.

In the end, the star of the show may be the little boy, who was absolutely stirring and believable. I expect to see more from him.

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