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Black Ruby (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 June 2020 (Malaysia)
2:50 | Trailer
Jules and Louis, hustlers and jazz musicians struggle to create a hit when a black-Hispanic escort named Ruby interrupts their lives distracting their music and causing Louis to street fight his friend's debts away.


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Zachary Laoutides (original story)
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Credited cast:
Zachary Laoutides ... Louis Katz
Ric Morgan ... Solomon
Marius Iliescu ... Vic
Carmen Santiago Keenon Carmen Santiago Keenon ... Christiana
Krystal E. Heredia Krystal E. Heredia ... Ruby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
León Alfredo León Alfredo ... Hector
Nick Carmen Nick Carmen ... Fred
Mikey Ferrer Mikey Ferrer ... Dimitrius Atkins
Laron Hardrick Laron Hardrick ... Quazy
Mónica Esmeralda León ... Camera Girl
Joseph Mennella Joseph Mennella ... Jules Mandel
George Spentzos George Spentzos ... Spero


In the first arthouse film shot with the iPhone 7, two best friends, Jules and Louis, hustlers and jazz musicians struggle to create a hit song planned to put Jules on the path to stardom. When Ruby, a young seductive black-Hispanic escort finagles her way into their lives. Ruby turns their friendship upside down distracting Jules from his music and causing Louis to street fight his best friend's debts away. Written by Ave Fenix Pictures

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A one mate show: Brando and Montgomery Clift
25 February 2018 | by jessonstatimSee all my reviews

I watched Black Ruby at the London Film Awards. The story follows an obese swine of a being Jules Mandel, played by Joseph Mennella who falls for a black manipulative harlot named Ruby, played by Krystal E. Heredia and the delinquent disturbed best mate Louis Katz played by Zachary Laoutides who falls lovesick for her.

Aside from the story being hailed the first feature of 2017 to be shot with the iPhone-7, the storyline is the highlight focusing on manipulation, naughty ideas, opportunist males, and abuse. I have seen the film reviews since the festival and promotional shards 'Bradno and Montgomery Clift performances.' I don't know how they'd compare Jules Mandel's character Brando like. It's a stubby performance of a bruised man but nothing out of the ordinary. Louis Katz played by Zachary Laoutides owns the night modifying his skin, eyes and hair for the part; that's Brando for you! Laoutides' delicate and inner pain is Clift. You need to appreciate the mate for writing and acting in his own film for a third time.

It would have been nice to have the mates here for the FAQs so I can deliberate some of their artistic choices. The rank above is really attributed to my amusement of the Lewis Katz character.

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Release Date:

18 June 2020 (Malaysia) See more »

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Love You to the Moon and Back See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA


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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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