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The Exchange 3

Over 10 years ago The Grandma's Boys duped two mobsters with an empty briefcase in exchange for a bag of sugar. Grandma used the sugar to create the Greatest recipe of all time. In turn the mob boss Corey kidnapped Grandma and stole her recipe as payback for being duped. The FINAL chapter of the long awaited cult classic is here! Be prepared to go on the ride of your life with The Grandma's Boys as they search for their kidnapped Grandma...With Action, Adventure, and lots of Sugar to go around. And an ending that will knock your wig off. You'll never suspect a thing!

  • Jerell Ross
  • Jerell Ross & Florentino Licon III
    The Exchange, The Exchange 2
  • Jerell Ross
  • Florentino Licon III
  • Jerell Ross
    Key Cast
    "Jey / Jasper / Flashback Grandma"
    The Exchange, The Exchange 2
  • Florentino Licon III
    Key Cast
    "Gee / Gerald / Flashback Grandma"
    The Exchange, The Exchange 2
  • Milo Robles
    Key Cast
    "Mob Boss Ivan Corey Romanofski"
    The Exchange, The Exchange 2
  • Grandville A. Leslie
    Key Cast
  • Jay Garland
    Key Cast
    The Exchange, The Exchange 2
  • Adam Echeverria
    Key Cast
    "New Muscle"
  • Chris Licon
    Key Cast
    "New Muscle"
  • Josh Rodriguez
    Key Cast
    "Crazy Man / Gangster"
  • David Rodriguez
    Key Cast
    "Candymen 1 / Gangster"
  • Francisco Motta
    Key Cast
    "Candymen 2 / Stranger"
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Action
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 11, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,184 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Tempe, AZ
    United States
    May 22, 2021
    Premiere @ Sun Studios of Arizona
  • Asia Film Festival

    October 20, 2022
    Online Event
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jerell Ross

Born and raised in Phoenix AZ by a single mother. The eldest child of two. Jerell Ross has always had an outstandingly creative spirit and an incredible imagination. As a young child Jerell would write outlandish short stories and create hilarious artwork to match. Unknowingly fueling the inspiration for filmmaking in the days to come. Without attending film school Jerell took on the difficult task of learning and creating art entirely on his own. Writing, Acting, Directing and Producing short films, skits, and mini series of various genres. He has spent the years honing his craft through his independent film work.

The Exchange 3 is his first full length indie feature created completely and entirely on his own. Stay tuned to be apart of the journey of this phenomenally inspiring and creative human being.

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Director Statement

In 2006 as a young aspiring artist/actor/filmmaker, I took part in the creation of a short film series that would last for over a decade...The Exchange and The Exchange 2. These two short films became indie classics amongst my friends and friends of friends. Various lines and scenes in the films were quoted for years after.

Unfortunately the second installment ended in a cliffhanger and the story was never completed. Throughout the years many of my friends, as well as myself, began to have families and take different paths in life. Although one common theme remained, "How does it end?" Of course everyone was referring to The Exchange series. Friends would always ask, "What happens next? I need to know!" I just knew these were questions I eventually needed to answer.

In 2016, myself and co-writer/director drafted the first script for the full length feature...The Exchange 3. The amount of excitement and praise I heard from people was absolutely inspiring. We hadn't even started filming yet! Initially my co-writer/directer was set to direct the film but was unable to give the film his complete and undivided attention. I really wanted this movie to succeed due to the original story being such an indie classic amongst friends. At that point I knew I had to step up and take the mantle as Director.

At the end of 2019 we began production. This was the largest and most intense film project I had ever taken on. I had never Directed a feature! The pressure was on. The learning experiences I obtained throughout the process was on more levels than I could have imagined. There were so many challenges throughout making this film including but not limited to: actors dropping out or having to be replaced last minute, the pandemic, a multitude of script changes, locations and schedules being changed constantly. You name it.

Even so, I never gave up hope. I was absolutely determined beyond belief to make it to the end. I am proud to say after approximately 15 years, and a year and a half of filming, the series is complete. I finally finished my First Full Length Feature...The Exchange 3.

Overall the film turned out to be a bit different than originally planned. Still, the excitement I have is overwhelming. I am forever grateful to everyone involved in the making of this passion project of mine. I am delighted and incredibly pleased to share this randomly wacky, confusingly funny, and wildly entertaining Final chapter to The Exchange series.

Once again, Directed by yours truly.

-Jerell Ross