Arroz Con Pollo

For Lena and Tony, life is like an arroz con pollo; it takes a combination of everything in the pantry, patience and a whole lotta love.

  • Michelle Colón
    Director
  • Kevin White
    Co-Director
    Girl With A Gun
  • Michelle Colón
    Writer
  • Rachel Whittle
    Producer
  • Michelle Colón
    Producer
  • Marco Baez
    Key Cast
    "Tony"
  • Michelle Colón
    Key Cast
    "Lena"
    The Yacht, Girl With A Gun
  • Matthew Garvin
    Editor
  • Levi Porter
    Director of Photography
  • Peyton Broussard
    Gaffer
  • Michelle Colón
    Music
  • Chad Viator
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 22, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Michelle Colón

Michelle Colón is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in design and communications from Ponce, Puerto Rico. She completed her degree in design at Louisiana State University and New York University, where she discovered her passion for art as a means of advocacy. After moving back from New York to Louisiana to work with an architecture firm, Michelle started her own arts collective, Londri Room, an organization that produces art events, films and podcasts with a mission to highlight diversity in the arts, advocate for inclusivity and break traditional Southern paradigms. This mission has led her to expand her artistic horizons, making her an established film producer and actor in her region. Her film credits include Girl With A Gun, starring Ronnie Hawk, and most recently, The Yacht, a major motion picture set to release in 2022. Within the past year, Michelle wrote and produced two short films, Arroz Con Pollo and El Cardenal, with the latter being featured in the social media campaign “Reclaiming Freedom Project” by Louisiana For Personal Freedoms, a campaign advocating for reproductive rights in Louisiana. While heavily involved in the film industry of her region, Michelle is also an established theater actor with her most recent roles including Maggie in Tennessee William’s play, Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, and Velma Kelly in Chicago: The Musical. When not on the stage or acting for film, Michelle is a singer-songwriter and recording artist. Her most recently released project is a self-produced EP titled “Para Tí” under her solo artistic persona, Malentina, including a visual album set to release September 2021.

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Director Statement

Food is a big part of Latin culture and in many situations, the only reason we come together. Making arroz con pollo requires commitment and sometimes commitments require more than we think we can offer but with a dash of patience and a whole lotta love we may satisfy our hunger and our hearts.