...Or is Hollywood ready for Gabriel Hugo? Maybe that is the correct question.
I know, I know. What does this have to do with Aztecs--right? EVERYTHING!...
Actually, you're right. Nothing much. But I am an actor and this is just one of the other things that I do. So with that in mind, watch the clip below. It is a small segment of my larger role in this film as Gregorio, a low-life perv who kidnaps a young girl seemingly to rape her and do other bad stuff. But is it really that simple? Of course not! You'll have to watch the movie whenever it comes to a theater near you, or when it's out on DVD or some other format.
The clip was taken by one of our producers with a cell phone and broadcast live on Facebook during the premiere of the movie on the big screen at Cinemark Pharr Town Center, a theater in Pharr, Texas. This is MQV's first full feature film, and my second feature film appearing on the big screen, so yeah, it's a pretty big deal for me. Let me know what you think, or just like and share. Thanks!
By the way, if you are in the Rio Grande Valley and are interested in acting opportunities, get a hold of me. I can connect you with the right people. Just go to my CONTACT page and send me a message.
Check out the MQV Media Website for more about this film.
I've shared this podcast chat I had with Hector Alamo, founder and editor of Enclave Magazine in several places, but I thought I might share it here as well for the occasional individual who might not see this anywhere else but here. Besides, I think it was a great talk we had and would love for everyone who follows any of my work to listen in.
We talk about the politics of our times, the history of Mexico, the political, social, and cultural situation of life on the border. I also talk at length about growing up in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas and the deep connection to life in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. I practically grew up there, too, staying every weekend there visiting family. We also talk about publishing, writing, creating, and what it takes to become a full-fledged artist.
This is an expletive-filled, informal chat, so if your ears are sensitive to harsh words, just stuff them with some cotton to muffle the bad words. :)
Here is a better synopsis of what this book is about. The video is under two minutes long. Please LIKE the video on my YouTube channel and SUBSCRIBE if you haven't yet.
I will be holding the book launch for Tenochtitlan Must Fall on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 3 pm to 6 pm at Barnes & Noble Palms Crossing in McAllen, Texas. Please join me and join the discussion.
This history might be thought of as irrelevant by many, including many among us, but it is not. This history affects our past, our present and our future. It's time for us to write better stories for ourselves; stories that empower and instill pride in our roots.
The stories told by the conquistadors were designed to empower and instill pride in European lineage. They have served their purpose. It is time to replace them because our ties to Europe are thinner than our ties to America and its past. And since the stories that comprise the official history of the initial contact between the two legacies are based mostly on the foreigner's interpretations, hunches, at times potentially erroneous translation, and at other times outright fabrications on the part of Spaniards and or Spanish-guided natives, it is safe to say that this history is completely open to reinterpretation without embellishment nor falsification.
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