One Night Only: Richard Montes' Comedy Aguruphobia
Festival award-winning film screens at Laemmle Noho 7, Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015, 7:30 PM
Director Richard Montes and Producer Jade Puga's festival award-winning film Aguruphobia, directed by Richard Montes (Pass The Mic!) starring Pepe Serna and Jade Puga will screen for one night only at the Laemmle Noho7, in North Hollywood, CA on Wednesday September 2nd, 2015, at, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, US, 91601.
Published on LatinoLA: August 24, 2015
Richard Montes' comedy Aguruphobia, the 'Best Comedy' winner at the 2015 Viva Latino Film Festival NYC Int'l, and two time winner at the 2015 Denver, Colorado Xicanindie Film Fest explores America's fascination with Eastern cultures, yoga, gurus and enlightenment.
In a "funny and touching" portrayal Jade Puga plays agoraphobic Crystal Luna a mystic and follower of the charismatic internet guru Nanak when she discovers the biggest thing since peyote: a wave vibrator, the answer to enlightenment. However, her life is turned upside as she navigates the wacky journey to self-discovery. Along the way of self discovery she realizes that searching for enlightenment can be dangerous.
Veteran actor Pepe Serna (Scarface, Car Wash, The Jerk, Banzai Buckaroo) gives a multi-layered performance as Nanak,a charismatic guru who uses the internet to become a commercial merchant of self help happiness and group therapy to the online masses.
After a chance meeting with Nanak, Crystal is left fearing for her life and intent on keeping her most prized possession- the vibrator from falling into the guru's hands. With the help of her friends, she must outwit the guru in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, all while saving her home from foreclosure, trying to reach enlightenment, maintaining her sanity and protecting her vibrator at all costs.
With original music from Dave Volpe and featuring music by Adam Michaelson along with an appearance by the pop punk band Cold Forty Three performing their original song 'Hundred Dollar Bail' and featuring a Bollywood dance sequence by choreographer Shivani Thakkar.
"Aguruphobia is a sensory overload that surprises with dali-esque landscapes and CGI effects."
"Jade Puga and Richard Montes are an incredibly talented writing, producing and
directing team. They are the cutting edge of new talent."
ÔÇô Director Jes??s Salvador Trevi??o (ER, Dawson's Creek, Law & Order, Criminal Minds)
Aguruphobia screens Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015, 7:30 PM, at Laemmle Noho 7, located at 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA, 91601.
Q&A with the Director/Writer Richard Montes, Writer/Producer/Actress Jade Puga and Actor/Co-Producer Pepe Serna.
To purchase tickets ($12) visit: https://www.tugg.com/events/37819
Feature | USA | 85 mins.
Cast: Pepe Serna, Jade Puga, Carlos Ramzey Ramirez.
Director: Richard Montes
Writers: Jade Puga, Richard Montes
Producers: Jade Puga, Richard Montes, Pepe Serna, Ericka Martinez
Music Composer: Dave Volpe
SAFADA Y SANO PRODUCTIONS, LLC is a multimedia production company based
out of Los Angeles, CA formed by Richard Montes and Jade Puga.