New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2012
Two-time Ariel Award-winning actor Jesus Ochoa known for his roles in Get the Gringo, Sangre de mi Sangre, Quantum of Solace, and Man on Fire has been cast as “Gabriel” in “The Passenger”, the third installment of co-writer and director Daniel Maldonado’s feature film debut H.O.M.E. "We have so much respect for Jesus’ tremendous talents as an actor,” notes Maldonado. “His considerable body of work and commanding on-screen presence makes him both a generous addition to our cast and a perfect match for the role of Gabriel.”
Fresh off of her Broadway run in Chinglish, Angela Lin has signed on to play “Sze Wun” in H.O.M.E. “Angela is a gifted actress who won us over early in our casting process,” says the director. “Her sensitivity and emotional range is nothing short of dynamic.” For her portrayal of “Quian” in Chinglish, Lin was named one of Backstage’s most memorable performances in 2011. Lin has had roles in TV series, such as Law & Order SVU, The Good Wife, and The Big C.
Veteran theater actress and star of Saturday Night Fever, Karen Lynn Gorney also joins the cast as “Lynnie, the Waitress.”
H.O.M.E. is comprised of three character-driven vignettes based in New York City dealing with urban alienation. The first part entitled “D,F, & #1” stars Imagen Award winner Jeremy Ray Valdez (La Mission; Constantine) as “Danny,” a young man who finds refuge in the subway roaming for several days unnoticed by three million commuters as he seeks independence from his family and the constraints of living with Asperger’s Syndrome. Sharing the same theme of human disconnect, “The Passenger” is an intimate portrayal of an Ecuadorian livery cab driver (Ochoa) who plays the reluctant good Samaritan to a young woman in crisis (Lin) during a transit strike, unexpectedly resulting in a shared emotional bond despite cultural and linguistic barriers. Gashouse Films will resume shooting H.O.M.E. on location in Queens, New York.
Orpheus Casting Group are responsible for casting Ochoa and Lin in H.O.M.E as well as Sundance Film Festival Award winners, such as Girl Fight, Maria Full of Grace, Real Women Have Curves and Sangre de Mi Sangre which also starred Ochoa.
H.O.M.E. is produced by Darren Dean, an Independent Spirit Award nominee for Prince of Broadway and an NAACP Image Award nominee for Sundance World Cinema Audience Award winner Kinyarwanda, as well as, newcomers Vanessa Verduga and Ingrid Matias.
Ochoa is represented by Suzelle Enterprises. Lin is represented by Bauman Redanty & Shaul Talent and Innovative Artists. Karen Lynn Gorney is represented by Andreadis Talent Agency. Jeremy Ray Valdez is represented by Chaotik and Pantheon Talent.
About Gashouse Films
Founded in 1995, Gashouse Films is an award-winning independent motion picture production company based in New York City, making thoughtful, inventive works across a wide array of genres. Gashouse Films produces engaging films for a global audience featuring the Hispanic community. To learn more about H.O.M.E. visit: http://www.homeacronymfilm.com .