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Divorce Bait

Alexis Laguna is a happily re-married, suburban housewife. But when she finds out that her friends are getting a divorcing, and have begun to date others within their circle, she starts to spiral. Who can she trust? Alexis comes up with a plan. She announces on social media that she and Marco are getting a divorce to see which of her friends will try to steal her husband. Meanwhile, an old flame comes back into her life as she returns to her former career as a hand model. Now Alexis must learn the true meaning of trust, or fail at yet another marriage.

  • Patrick Perez Vidauri
    In Other Words
  • Cristina Nava
    In Other Words
  • Cristina Nava
    In Other Words
  • Justin Berti
    Key Cast
    "Marco Laguna"
  • Vannessa Vasquez
    Key Cast
    "Alexis Laguna"
  • Joe Nuñez
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 33 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Patrick Perez Vidauri

Patrick Perez Vidauri was born in Los Angeles where he grew up making short films with his brothers.  He caught the acting bug early and appeared in theater productions throughout his youth.  At 18 years old, he moved to NYC where earned his BA in Anthropology from Columbia University and continued acting. After returning to Los Angeles, he bought a camera, learned to direct.  He created over a dozen short films and documentaries.  During this time, Patrick began his collaboration with comedian, satirist and writer Esteban Zul and syndicated cartoonist Lalo Alacaraz.   They could be heard  together on the Latino political satire comedy talk show "The Pocho Hour of Power" on 90.7 KPFK where they wrote and performed hilarious and timely sketch comedy.   Patrick then applied to and was accepted to the directing program at UCLA Film School.  His accolades earned there include an MPAA award and a  Student Emmy for his directing work. Patrick then got busy working in film and  television for a decade doing any job he could land: writer, producer, director, editor and translator, before finally directing his first feature Comedy "Lola's Love Shack" about three Latino boys coming of age in L.A.  It won critics and audiences with its smart and funny tone.  The great Will Ferrell had this to say about it, " Heartfelt and silly. It made me laugh and I hate laughing." "Lola's" won many awards including the Audience Award at the Reel Rascuache Film Festival.  His next indie feature film "In Other Words" about love across the language barrier starred Chris Kattan, Edy Ganem, and Brian McClure and was picked up by HBO MAX in 2020. IOW was named Best Comedy at the Sacramento International Film Festival.  Feature #3, "Divorce Bait" was shot during the pandemic of 2020, with no illnesses or injuries, except for people dying of laughter.  Patrick recently wrapped production on his fourth feature comedy, "Townhouse Confidential" shot entirely in New York's Greenwhich Village. He is proud to have returned to New York as an award winning filmmaker and put his talents into the service of this diverse and charming comedy. Patrick's television producer credits include the Netflix documentary, "The Day I Met El Chapo, The Kate Del Castillo Story." And the Prime Time drama "Desire".Patrick is also a local 700 union television editor with credits on such shows as "Little Big Shots with Steve Harvey" and "Lip Sync Battle with LL Cool J" and the Spanish version of "The Voice".In 2011, Patrick was hired by Kevin Messick to translate the feature film, "La Casa De Mi Padre" written by Andrew Steele and starring Will Ferrell. In addition Patrick taught Mr. Ferrell Spanish for the movie and served as his on-set dialect coach.Patrick lives with his wife and partner, Cristina Nava, and three kids in Porter Ranch, CA.

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Director Statement

My storytelling comes from my point of view as a kid growing up the multicultural USA. I grew up in the melting pot, so my cast and plots reflect that. I love comedy because it can reach across cultural boundaries to see the human frailties in all of us.