|THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT|
|Winner: Audience Award & Best Director Narrative Feature|
|Cast: ||E.J. Bonilla, Melissa Fumero, Saundra Santiago, John Herrera, Leo Minaya, Flor De Liz Perez, Rosal Colon, Javier Munoz, Desmin Borges, Danny Henriquez, Raymond T. Williams, Judith Delgado, Jose Soto, Fidel Vicioso, William Suarez, Nathalie Lyon, Dolores Fleming, Julio Angel Feijoo, George Bass
|Crew: ||Producers: Michael Lieber, Hitesh R. Patel, Sam Kitt
- Screenplay: Joseph B. Vasquez (1962-1995)
- Cinematography: Luca Del Puppo
- Editing: Eric Strand
- Music: Lili Haydn, Chris Westlake, Michael P. Lazarus
- Sound: Dan Bricker (Sound Mixer), Jeff Shiffman (Supervising Sound Editor)
- Production: Mark Stolaroff (Co-Producer), Caryl Pierre (Line Producer), Kevin Pazmino (Associate Producer)
- Crew Leads: Hannah Kittell (Costume Design), Emily Gee (Hair & Make Up), Narielys Marquez Carrasquillo (Script Supervisor), Kelly Kuykendall (Production Designer), Audrey Chow (Prop Master), Celeste Umpierre (Art Director), Filipp Penson (First Assistant Camera), Eric Tolzmann (Key Grip), Ryan Ferguson (Gaffer), Bryce Bermingham (Stunt Coordinator), Matthew Leven (Location Manager)
Jack Maldonado is an ambitious young Latino who, fueled by misguided nostalgia, buys a small apartment building in the Bronx and moves his boisterous family into the apartments to live rent-free. His parents, Carlos and Martha, sister Nadia, brother Richie and his wife Rosa, Grandmother Abuela and cousins Hector and Manny, all under one roof. Tension builds quickly as Jack imposes his views on everyone around him, including his fiancée, Lily. All the while, he hides the fact that his corner store is a front for selling marijuana, but soon must deal with new unwanted competitive forces. It's only a matter of time before Jack's family and 'business' lives collide in tragic fashion.
Originally from Miami, Barrial attended the University of Montana where he received a B.A. in Psychology. While in Missoula, Barrial wrote and performed in several theatrical productions for the Montana Repertory Theatre and the Young Rep, including his original one-man show (A Night With-In Lenny Bruce). Upon moving to Los Angeles, he directed his first film; a short entitled The Lonelys, which played at several festivals, winning top awards at the 1999 San Francisco International Film Festival, 1999 Cleveland International Film Festival, and 1999 Method Fest.
In 2001 Barrial directed and co-wrote (with Stephanie Bennett) his first feature, the ultra low-budget Some Body. Some Body premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival in Dramatic Competition, and was subsequently picked up for distribution by Lot 47 Films. It was released theatrically in 2002 in 15 cities across the U.S. including New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 2003 Barrial's script for the feature True Love was selected by the prestigious Sundance Screenwriters Lab and was performed as part of the Sundance Reading Series. True Love was ultimately produced on a micro-budget and received accolades on the festival circuit.
Barrial's next feature Pig, a mystery sci-fi, has been an official selection at over 35 international film festivals and won 10 awards, including 7 Best Feature awards. Barrial's latest screenplay (co-written with Casey Ristaino & Elena Fabri), a horror-mystery called Slash Her, was a Finalist in the 2011 Scriptapalooza International Screenwriting contest.