|MILLIE AND THE LORDS|
|Cast: ||Jessica Carmona , Alex Hernandez , Felipe Luciano , Mateo Gomez , Alfredo Huereca , Carolina Ravassa , Cedric Leiba Jr , Maria DiDomenico , Millie Tirelli, Felipe Luciano, Vicente Panama Alba, Minerva Solla, Luis Garden Acosta, Cha Cha Jimenez, Cleo Silvers|
|Crew: ||Producers: Jennica Carmona, Jessica Carmona, Joel Arandia -
Screenplay: Jennica Carmona -
Cinematography: Shilpi Agrawal -
Editing: Jennifer Sharp -
Music: Michael Damon, Rebel Diaz, Perla Battalla -
Sound: Michael Damon -
Production: Sohee Oh -
Casting: Orpheus Group Casting -
Line Producer: Eddie Olmo - Director of Photography: Shilpi Agrawal, Vicente Juarbe (Puerto Rico) - First Assistant Director: Reena Dutt - Script Supervisor: Mollie Casselli - Art Directors: Sohee Oh, Andy Billips - Hair/Makeup: Camelia Sealy - Sound Mixer/Boom Operator: Robert O'Haire - Gaffer: Mike Seils - Key Grip: Amilcar Cabrera - First AC: Michael Lamarra - DIT: Dane Williams |
This is the story of Milagros Baez, a Puerto Rican woman in Spanish Harlem who longs for a different life. While she spends her days and nights working at a local grocery market, she secretly fantasizes about going to college and becoming a writer. But in her world, this is not a realistic goal. With no one on her side, she is resigned to living in the projects of El Barrio for the rest of her life. With no one to believe in her, Millie doesn’t even believe in herself. When Millie meets Mateo, a former Young Lord, her life is transformed. As he slowly shares with Millie all of his knowledge and experiences with the Puerto Rican revolutionary group, The Young Lords, she discovers an inner strength and passion that she never knew was there. Mateo’s encouragement and belief in Millie give her a new found sense of possibility, and little by little, her life begins to change. Inspired by the model of the Young Lords Party, Millie is able to overcome her fears and become the woman that she was meant to be.
Incorporating original presentations from the founding members of the Young Lords Party with a deeply emotional story written by Jennica Carmona, Millie and the Lords is an inspiring motion picture about one woman’s journey from isolation and helplessness to strength and empowerment. Millie and the Lords incorporates documentary material and inventive cinematography that honors the legacy of the Young Lords Party.
Millie and the Lord is Jennica Carmona’s feature screenplay debut. The script is a winner of the 2013 Brooklyn Arts Council Grant and a Finalist for the 2013 Roy Dean Grant in Filmmaking. Jennica’s past credits include working with Lee Daniels during the filming of the Academy Award winning Film, “Precious”. As an actress, she starred in the role of Carmen in the NY Emmy Award winning show“We Are New York”, as Marela in Nilo Cruz “Anna in the Tropics” (Hippodrome State Theatre), and as the female storyteller in “Mi Casa, Tu Casa” at Luna Stage.