Mariachi Madness (2017) - ComedIC Short


Directed &  Co-Written by  Nadia Zoe  Co-Written by Ramon TorrES

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Logline

When his girlfriend’s 16 year old cat dies while under his care, Alex turns to his father, a former mariachi, for help. As the Mexican community grows in New York City, so do the challenges of romancing traditions.

Cuando el gato de 16 años de su novia muere bajo su cuidado, Alex se dirige a su padre, un ex mariachi, para pedirle ayuda. A medida que la comunidad mexicana crece en la ciudad de Nueva York, también crecen los desafíos de las tradiciones para enamorar.

Synopsis

Alex finds his girlfriend’s cat, Hugo, unresponsive and turns to Javier, his father, for help. With years of wisdom "in these matters" Javier tells his son to tell her the truth. Rose unexpectedly arrives early to pick up Hugo and after a confusing interaction she gathers that something is wrong. Mistakenly thinking that Hugo has gone missing she tells Alex to just find him. Javier calls upon his former mariachi group in an attempt rectify the situation. When they arrive at Rose’s New York City apartment Carlos, the band leader, breaks a window in a failed attempt to get Rose’s attention. Eventually the group garner’s not only her attention, but that of the neighborhood and the NYPD. Things don’t end well for Alex or Hugo, both of whom get tackled by the officers. The police part ways leaving Alex to face a distraught Rose. Javier consoles his bereft son with some midnight tacos.

Cast

Alex  ......................................... Ramon O. Torres

Javier .......................................... Eliud Kauffman

Rose ......................................... Andrea Morales

Carlos ............................................... Mark Torres

Officer Wilson ......................... Justin L. Wilson

Officer Capuano .................... Eddie Capuano

El Mariachi .................... Mariachi Sol Mixteco