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Roses are Read

Roses are Read is about three finalists at a poetry competition. Each of the finalists will be called on stage and will recite their poem. The three finalists are: A veteran struggling with PTSD, A Photographer who sees a person's beauty from the inside not the out, and a (true) Holocaust survivor who tells his story when he witnesses teens being bullies. The film is about inner strength and courage. It will inspire others to succeed no matter what obstacles they face.

  • Samuel Estrada Jr
  • Samuel Estrada Jr
  • Samuel Estrada Jr
  • Logan Gilpin
  • Paul Kessler
    Key Cast
  • Sonny Mills
    Key Cast
  • Shannon Lowe McAllister
    Key Cast
  • Jason Morgan
    Key Cast
  • Sharon Estrada Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Michael Guinn
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    51 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    13,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First Screening
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States
    May 1, 2017
Director Biography - Samuel Estrada Jr

Samuel 'Sam' Estrada Jr was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. He graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in R/TV/F in 1996. He makes films that have characters with flawed traits so that the audience can see the characters vulnerabilities. Sam is married to his beautiful wife Amy of fourteen years and they have two sons Brayden (13) and Zachary (10).

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Director Statement

You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one.