I took the biggest gamble of my life.
Coral Gables, FL (PRWEB) November 24, 2015
Warrior Pictures Corp. is proud to announce the DVD and Digital Premiere of its first feature film Promises, a drama/mystery starring Carlos Guerrero (Banshee), Steven Bauer (Scarface, Ray Donovan), Carlos Guerrero Jr. (Burn Notice), and Carmen Lopez (A Change of Heart). Cast
Shot in HD, “Promises” was filmed in two parts, with two entirely different crews. Guerrero, who wrote the script and produced the movie, wanted two different feels when transitioning from the homeless part of Rolando’s life to the flashbacks (the rich part of his life). “We shot all of Rolando’s clean-cut scenes in 2008, and in 2009 shot the scenes with Rolando sporting his unkept persona, with long ungroomed hair, long finger and toe nails, and over-burned skin,” he explained. Guerrero wore the same dirty outfit for this entire part of production. Although safety divers were hired, budget restrictions did not allow for stunt doubles, so Carlos and his 9 year old son (at the time) did their own stunts. Some of the stunts included underwater scenes shot at the Miami Seaquarium and other scenes shot in the ocean. “One day, we filmed with Jr. in open water, unaware that the beach had been closed the day before because sharks had been migrating in the area,” Guerrero recounts.
“Promises” earned 12 awards in the film festival circuit. However, despite all of the recognition the film generated, it took seven years for Carlos Guerrero (actor turned producer for this project) to make “Promises” available for the world to see, and to see his lifelong dream come to fruition. “Obstacles after obstacles. From financing hardships to renting a stolen car, to running out of funds on several occasions, to copyright infringement when someone tried to claim the rights to this film. A film, for which I took the biggest gamble of my life and mortgaged my four children’s house!” Guerrero exclaimed.
Though the road to release day has been rocky for Carlos Guerrero, the glimmering destination is finally within sight. “Promises” is being released just in time to be reminded of all the things we should be thankful for. Available from 4.99 rental / 14.99 purchase at official website: http://www.PromisesFilm.com , vimeo.com, and amazon.com.
Synopsis: “Promises” is the story of Rolando Dominguez (Carlos Guerrero), a self-made millionaire who couldn’t resist the temptations that came with his success. Rolando now finds himself homeless, living under a South Florida pier, demented, and tormented by flashbacks of his regretful mistakes and broken promises to his missing son Rollie (Carlos Guerrero Jr.). Rolando struggles with his guilt as he faces the reality that the fortune he worked for in his pursuit of happiness has caused his life’s destruction. Meanwhile, Detective Stevens (Steven Bauer) has vowed to bring Rollie back home to his desperate mother Vanessa (Carmen Lopez), who has lost her faith and clings to the last bit of hope to see her son again.