The "El Mariachi" of the 21st Century

"GB 2525" will premiere in 2009 at the San Diego Latino Film Festival

By John F. Estrada
Published on LatinoLA: February 5, 2009

The "El Mariachi" of the 21st Century

In October of 2003, production began on GB 2525 - an ambitious urban sci-fi story set in the dark, smoky landscape of the near future. The film, written by Jojo Henrickson (writer of "Ladron Que Rob a Ladron)) features a talented and diverse cast of Latinos. The overall visual look of the film was created by Kieron Estrada, who performed simultaneous duties as cinematographer, production designer, and visual effects artist. Shot and edited over five years with all the passion, independent spirit, blood, sweat, tears, and even a few broken bones, GB 2525 represents a new direction for contemporary American Latino cinema.

The American Latino audience of the 21st Century is hungry for intellectual and entertaining stories and GB 2525 delivers such an experience. Like Robert Rodriguez' breakout feature, El Mariachi, GB 2525 was self financed by the filmmakers and seeks to make the same kind of impact by proving once again that American Latino films can have broad appeal.

Now, in 2009, GB 2525 will make its west coast premiere at the 16th San Diego Latino Film Festival this March.

For any information regarding this film, please contact John Estrada

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