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The Answer To My Prayer

Work in Progress. Set in San Antonio, Texas, this rom com with a Latina heart tells the story of thirty-something Adela and her best friends who each have their work, their lives, and each other. But when it comes to love... They didn't have a prayer.

Until now.

Adela is pressured by her loving and traditional family to recite an ancient prayer to St. Anthony - the patron saint of ‘all things lost.’ Her grandma believes Adela’s true love is lost and San Antonio will help her find her beloved. Adela and her friends say the prayer, but the petition proves to be more than they bargained for. Chaos ensues, holding their friendship to the fire, and questioning their belief in each other and love.

  • Patrick Perez Vidauri
    Divorce Bait, In Other Words, For Love or Money, Lola's Love Shack
  • Nancy De Los Santos
    East Los High, American Family, "One Hot Summer," The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood Cinema (documentary)
  • Cristina Nava
    Divorce Bait, In Other Words
  • Nancy De Los Santos
    Associate Producer: Selena, My Family, Mi Familia
  • Luis Fonsi
    Key Cast
    "Rafael Reza"
  • Vannessa Vasquez
    Key Cast
    "Adela Valdez"
    Divorce Bait, East Los High
  • Jackie Cruz
    Key Cast
    Orange Is the New Black
  • Vivian Lamolli
    Key Cast
    East Los High, Grease: The Rise of the Pink Ladies
  • Chris Kattan
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Maven"
    Saturday Night Live
  • Angélica María
    Key Cast
    The House of Flowers: The Movie
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 42 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    950,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Patrick Perez Vidauri

Patrick Perez Vidauri believes in the power of comedy to speak truth to power, and is fiercely committed to expanding diversity and opportunities in front and behind the camera. Patrick was born in East LA, he went on to study Anthropology at Columbia University in NYC then Film Directing at UCLA Film School, where he was honored with a Student Emmy for his work. In the early 2000's Patrick began a collaboration with comedian, satirist and writer Esteban Zul and syndicated cartoonist/writer Lalo Alacaraz.   For over a decade they could be heard  together on the political satire comedy talk show "The Pocho Hour of Power" on 90.7 KPFK where they wrote and performed hilarious and timely sketch comedy with a Latinx point of view.
Patrick is one of the most important Latinx filmmakers of his generation, creating comedies that examine the faultlines of America's cultural divides. His first feature Comedy "Lola's Love Shack" about three Latino boys coming of age in the barrio  won critics and audiences with its smart and funny tone.  Comedy legend Will Ferrell loved it and lent it this blurb, " 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. 
Patrick's sophomore feature was the rom com, "In Other Words." It's a bilingual love story about love across the language barrier starring Chris Kattan, Edy Ganem, and Brian McClure. It was named Best Comedy at the Sacramento International Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by HBO MAX.
Patrick's feature #3, the rated "R"" rom com, "Divorce Bait" was shot during the pandemic of 2020, dealt with the insecurities of marriage in a multicultural world, and featured a diverse cast in hilarious situations.  It was the closing night film at the San Diego Latino Film Festival and was picked up by Samuel Goldwyn in 2022.
Patrick's feature #4 is the rom com, "For Love of Money",which was shot entirely in New York's Greenwich Village. It's a remake of Pride and Prejudice set in the New York real estate market. It received the award for best feature at the New York Independent Film Festival.
 Patrick is also a veteran preditor of television. His credits include the Netflix documentary, "The Day I Met El Chapo, The Kate Del Castillo Story." And the Prime Time drama "Desire". Patrick is 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 L.A.. 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. I believe in the power of cinema to change our perspectives and I am a fierce advocate for diversity in front and behind the camera.