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Submitting to Film Festivals


Currently submitting to film festivals, spurred by the political upheaval at our nation’s border, ILLEGAL, a 24-minute narrative short film, brings the audience behind closed doors of a Texas courtroom to watch as a jury of six deliberate the fate of an immigrant Mexican man that may be facing deportation. This film begs to ask, with a nation so divided politically as the United States, can laws and compassion co-exist within the judicial system?


          Executive Producer – Andy Trusevich

          Producer – Justin Kenyon

          Associate Producer – Lauren Lamb

          Director – Edgar Arreola

          Associate Director – Giovannie Cruz

          Story by – Andy Trusevich

          Screenwriter – Natasha Paris, Justin Kenyon

          Production Manager – Valorie Buentello Chuskul

          Cinematographer – Joel Herrera

          Key Grip/Gaffer – Chris Vaughan

          Sound Mixer – Ben Smith





          Alexander Thomas – Anil Sankaramanchi

          Anton Coleman – Joshua Reed

          Cindy Garcia – Elisa Annette

          Maxine Peterson – Tanasha Friar

          Ralph Roberts – Justin Kenyon

          Simon Anderson – Greg Phillips

          Judge Amy Mayfield – Stephanie Wulfe


          Defense Attorney – Cortina Jackson

          Prosecuting Attorney – Jessica Peña

          Bailiff – John Shaw


          Felix Martinez – Al Rosa

          Maria Martinez – Mariana Tilliano

          Isabella Martinez – Alexandra Torres

          Sergio Martinez – Chris De La Cruz

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