Mr.Hialeah: The Legend of Juan Dasani

A young man named Juan Dasani gets the opportunity of a life time to compete in Hialeah's iconic body building competition, it's his one chance at finally becoming "somebody" but at what cost?

  • Ruben Vega
    Director
    Deer Huntress
  • Ruben Vega
    Writer
    Deer Huntress
  • Daniel Betancourt
    Producer
  • Danniel Giraldo
    Key Cast
    "Juan Dasani"
  • Carmen Tinoco
    Key Cast
    "Usnavy"
  • Santiago Salas
    Key Cast
    "Braulio"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 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
Director Biography - Ruben Vega

Born and raised in Hialeah, aspiring filmmaker Ruben Vega loves to create unique and compelling out of the box stories that are memorable and exciting.

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Director Statement

This was a passion project I started working on back in 2017, what I love about this film is the collaboration aspect from so many talented individuals and local talent. It's a fun and unique comedy film filled with memorable characters.