Actor/Producer David Plascencia was born into poverty in Tijuana during the 70s and later moved to California. He landed a role in a film with award-winning filmmaker, New Zealander, Mary-Lyn Chambers. He approached Mary-Lyn to create a fictional short film about life in Tijuana during the 1920s around the time his great-grandfather was the town's chief of police. Mary-Lyn agreed if the project could be imagined as a piece of a larger television concept and a creative partnership was born.
The adventures our characters undergo are fictionalized. The film is in Spanish and the story lensed from the perspective of those living in Tijuana, as opposed to the expected American gaze.
The film will be used be to develop the project into an episodic for television. We will be launching in Park City at the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival.