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A Hispanic American has bitten off more than he can chew in a paid arranged marriage for US Citizenship with a Mexican Beauty as she is the daughter of a Mexican drug lord.

After discovering that a Mexican girl was willing to pay
$200k to marry someone for US Citizenship, Vidal jumps at the
opportunity to get some quick cash to give him some status. He
later discovers she's the daughter o a Mexican drug lord and now
is in too deep and he's spent most of the initial cash that they
gave him. Not knowing what to do, he either rides this out or
tries to get out but once you deal with drug lords, there's no
getting out.

  • Nano Alvarado
  • Nano Alvarado
  • Shynell Formey
  • Vanessa Tamayo
    Key Cast
  • Donovan Velez
    Key Cast
  • Mitch Lemos
    Key Cast
    "Don Hernan"
  • Favian Calleja
    Key Cast
  • Emmanuel Okeke
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 6, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    22,375 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - New York Film Academy
Director Biography - Nano Alvarado

Nano Alvarado was born in Panama City, Panama, and grew up in Miami, FL. He is a veteran of the US Army where he served proudly for four years. After his military service, he received his Bachelor's Degree from Fayetteville State University, his Master's from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and his Certificate in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy (NYFA). He has worked in higher education enrollment management for 14 years. NYFA has helped tap into his creative desires and wants to tell stories of his life experiences.

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Director Statement

Nano's training at NYFA inspired this film. NYFA indicated that when creating stories, think of old conversations you've had and then develop worlds and movies around those conversations. In this case, Nano had a friend that indicated he was offered $10k for a paid arranged marriage for US Citizenship. They, of course, turned it down, but that conversation inspired this movie.

"I have had the burning desire to tell stories that have
touched my life and the lives of others. NYFA has helped tap into his creative desires and wants to tell stories of the many experiences I and others have encountered," said Nano.