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Pollo Loco

When a young, power-hungry drug dealer discovers the love of his life has been unfaithful with a member of his crew, he and his right-hand man seek revenge.

  • Derek Bauder
  • Derek Bauder
  • Derek Bauder
  • Giancarlo Beltran
  • Ben Escobar
  • Giancarlo Beltran
    Key Cast
    "Pollo Loco"
    Better Call Saul, Roswell New Mexico
  • Derek Bauder
    Key Cast
    "Lil Puppet"
  • Jorge Rodriguez
    Key Cast
    "Baby Spider"
  • Emily Rose Hernandez
    Key Cast
  • Sheypan Draus
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Derek Bauder

Derek Bauder born in Yuma, Arizona, USA is an American Director, Writer, Actor, Producer, and Social Media Influencer. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he creates social media content for YouTube, TikTok and Instagram as DannyDorito23. He is best known for his Acting roles in Pollo Loco (2023), Morning (2023) and For the Music (2022).

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Director Statement

I'm proud to present Pollo Loco as my Directorial Debut. We had an amazing cast and crew as well as the pleasure of filming entirely in New Mexico. My goal with this film was to tell a story that shows why you should never judge a book by it's cover. It's about a character in the early stages of being a criminal and the relationships that he must navigate in the pursuit of power. I hope that our passion for storytelling shows on screen and most importantly, that you feel something.