The Audition

Tony Mendes is a Latino actor who doesn't fit the Hollywood stereotype. He has to go to great lengths to get casting directors to look beyond the surface to notice his talent.

  • Eric Liberacki
    The Lurker, ANTI-BODY
  • Isaías Pérez
  • Graco Funes
    Executive Producer
  • Isaías Pérez
  • Alejandro Gonzalez
  • Matthew Campbell
    Crime Stoppers Case Files: Chicago
  • Isaías Pérez
    Key Cast
    "Tony Mendes"
    Caos, Witiko, Dreamer
  • Paul Brian Fagen
    Key Cast
    Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Princess Cyd
  • Derek Denton
    Key Cast
    The BBC's Natural World
  • Enereida Veronica Lopez
    Key Cast
  • Jesus Nunez
    Key Cast
  • Erik Robles
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Smith
    Director of Photography
    Crime Stoppers Case Files: Chicago
  • Mary Angela Munez
    Production Designer
  • Maria Rago
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La audición
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Red Dragon 6K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Official Latino Film and Arts Festival
    Palm Desert, CA
    United States
    November 30, 2020
    Best Screenplay
  • Georgia Latino Film Festival
    Norcross, Ga
    United States
    Best Writer
  • Seattle Latino Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    United States
  • Paris Lift-Off Film Festival
  • El Festival Internacional de Cine Fine Arts

    Puerto Rico
    October 16, 2020
    Puerto Rico Premiere
Director Biography - Eric Liberacki

Eric Liberacki found his start in Detroit, Michigan. During the day he would shoot movies on MiniDV tape, and at night he would make experimental 16mm films in the basement of the Detroit Film Center. After studying Cinematography, Eric began working freelance as Camera Operator and Assistant Camera while shooting projects. He shot the feature films Your Holy Eyes, Redemption Way, The Pale Man, A Chance in the World, and Rucker along with numerous short films. The projects he has lensed have played at Chicago International, Cleveland International, New Directors Showcase at the Directors Guild of America, and many others.

In 2015, Eric directed his first short film: “ANTI-BODY.” The film played numerous festivals, starting in Eric’s hometown before moving to Chicago, and across the rest of the country. Eric's feature film debut The Lurker had its world premiere at Cinepocalypse. Shot in Chicago, the film centers on a group of high school students stalked by a maniacal killer. It stars Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie's Halloween I & II, The Runaways) and Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story). The Lurker will be distributed via Indican Pictures in the first quarter of 2020.

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Director Statement

Isaias Pérez is a Chicago based actor, writer and filmmaker originally from Puerto Rico. He was inspired to write The Audition when he noticed the glaring lack of diversity in film. When he noticed the rampant use of stereotypes portraying Latino people in film and television. He hopes that this film brings awareness to the issue but also inspires other Latino filmmakers to create their own content and tell their stories.