Experiencing Interruptions?


A New York City, Washington Heights underground homeless American Bachata musician is on the eve of being released from a drug outpatient rehab program whom contemplates what new steps to take into transitioning into society.

A Christian Morales & SAGINDIE Production (SAG-AFTRA)
Executive Producer: Christian Morales
Written & Directed: Christian Morales
Assistant Directors: Ciriaco Calderon, Mario E. Medrano Barquet, Kirtland.
Cinematography: Christian Morales
Casting by: Christian Morales
Casting Assistant: Mario E. Medrano Barquet

Jackie Paladino (Julianna)
Christian Morales (Casey Ibanez)
Mario E. Medrano-Barquette (Angel)
Reni Mimura (Mariko)
Kimberly Kopchak (Professor Joyce)
Richard Colon (Rehab Counselor "Rey")
Arturo Restituyo (Peggy From Da' Block)
Toni Cruz (Pee-Wee)

PRELUDE: NEX1 KID MARAVILLA premiered at the DUMBO FILM FESTIVAL of New York City in January 2020 at the online Bi-monthly event 2019-2020 and earned the rank of SEMI-FINALIST. The short film competed among 380 entries from 41 countries.

PRELUDE: NEX1 KID MARAVILLA became an official selection at THE BITE SIZE FILM FESTIVAL on January 27, 2021.

PRELUDE: NEX1 KID MARAVILLA became an official selection at the DMOFF (Directly Monthly Online Film Festival) on February 4, 2021.

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Director Biography

CHRISTIAN MORALES is an American Actor who is a native New Yorker "The Big Apple." A NYC based classically trained Actor in the Stanislavsky System lead by Miranda McDermott at New Media Repertory Co. & Authentically Meisner Trained under the guidance of Ron Stetson & Robert X. Modica of The Neighborhood Playhouse. A first time Film Director and 2-time produced Off-Broadway & Off Off Broadway Playwright for his one man show play NEX1: KID MARAVILLA (KID MARVELOUS).

The play's world premiere took place at THE ONE FESTIVAL Off Broadway produced by Pregones/Prtt/Teatro Circulo in Spring 2016 and there after produced Off Off Broadway at Manhattan Repertory Theatre on December 7 & 10 2016 with rave reviews. Thereafter went for a dual run at the OFF-OFF Broadway Theatre on December 7th & 10th at Manhattan Repertory Theatre -" New Theatre Celebration Series 11" in 2016.
Today in the year 2020 Christian assumes the role of SAGINDIE Producer for the short film screenplay adaptation PRELUDE: NEX1 KID MARAVILLA from his original stage play NEX1:KID MARAVILLA.

In it's first year 2020 debut run; Prelude:Nex1 Kid Maravilla ranked as the Semi-Finalist during the Bi-Monthly Online Film Event; December 2019-January 2020 of The Dumbo Film Festival under it's Short Film Category; ranked in the top 12 of it's category.

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Director Statement

"Success is not an accident despite sex, color, gender, orientation, & religion if you've relied upon cold, hard, solid-labor... Faith...And...Hustle... UNIVERSAL LAW..."

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