Bad Broker

Kevin Hancock-Sanchez works for his father’s real estate company, Hancock Realty. He sucks at his job but he is willing to try anything to make a sale. Knowing how much Texans love Santa Fe, NM, Kevin hires a film student to film a television pilot for Gardens & Homes Real Estate Network that focuses on him selling New Mexico Ranches. Kevin gives a tour of the office and introduces his fellow employees, none of which are fans of him. Everyone is quick to point out all of Kevin’s failed antics.
Kevin is given a lead to make an easy, quick sale but blows it by trying to force the clients into buying a luxury ranch. Upon failing miserably, Kevin cries his eyes out in his father’s office. His real estate partner Joey tries to cheer him up but can’t. It’s not until they get a lead for a client that wants to sell their ranch does Kevin turn his mood completely around. Forgetting about his vulnerability and insecurities, Kevin is quick to return to his unethical, questionable and hilarious practices of selling real estate.

  • Henry C. Valdez
    Director
  • Henry C. Valdez
    Writer
    But Jenny You're From Vegas
  • Henry C. Valdez
    Producer
    But Jenny You're From Vegas, Southside Santa Fe
  • Michael Estrada
    Producer
  • Jerome Leyba
    Producer
    But Jenny You're From Vegas, Southside Santa Fe
  • Jerome Leyba
    Key Cast
    But Jenny You're From Vegas
  • Michael Estrada
    Key Cast
  • Marina Rossi
    Key Cast
    Get Shorty
  • Andrew Leyba
    Key Cast
  • Gabe Leyba
    Key Cast
    Southside Santa Fe
  • Maria Leyba
    Key Cast
  • Henry Valdez
    Key Cast
    But Jenny You're From Vegas
  • Gonzolo Lyon
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    260 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Youtube
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Henry C. Valdez

Henry C. Valdez is a writer and filmmakers from Santa Fe, NM. He co-directed his first film, Southside Santa Fe, with his friend of 15 years Jerome Leyba. The short film won the 2008 Santa Fe Film Expo and the Santa Fe Film Festival. It focused on racial issues with Hispanics and Mexicans in Santa Fe, NM, as well as local police drug enforcement issues. In 2009, the pair made a feature film, But Jenny You’re From Vegas, for $80. The film won the 2009 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Audience Award, as well as Best Director for Jerome with notable mention for Henry’s writing and acting. The film generated attention for its budget to quality ratio. Henry hopes to continue to produce digital content that deals with subject matters relating to New Mexico.

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Director Statement

So many movies and shows are filmed in New Mexico but few are about New Mexicans, made by New Mexicans and starring New Mexicans. Our digital content slate aims to be 100% New Mexican. Bad Broker is the first of many stories we hope to share in the coming years.