The overwhelming support from the community for this film made the screening in Grand Park so memorable. It was also a very reassuring moment after all of the social media and grassroots efforts of the past few months.
I guess more than anything, I would like the film to get them thinking and talking about the many themes therein.
The sheer challenge of a 12 day night shoot and knowing you handled it and took some brave chances along the way does wonders for an actor’s confidence.
I have worked on a number of indie films, but this one definitely had the feeling of a community supported and blessed project. The excitement surrounding the filming was palpable in every neighborhood we ventured into.
Helping others, extending a hand and raising others up gives me Alegria. Watching a community come together in support of it’s artists gives me Alegria.
Nicholas Gonzalez is an actor and producer from San Antonio, TX. A graduate of Stanford University, Gonzalez burst onto the scene in 2000 as Alex Santiago in three seasons of Showtime’s hit series, Resurrection Blvd. He then went on to star in several tv shows like Law & Order: SVU, The O.C., Melrose Place, True Blood, and ABC’s Off The Map. He currently stars as Detective Luke Morales on Fox’s breakaway hit Sleepy Hollow and as the voice of Ernesto on their new animated series Border Town executive produced by Seth McFarlane. Some film credits include: Water & Power, The Purge 2, Anacondas, Behind Enemy Lines II, Dirty, and the cult classic, Spun.
He currently resides in Los Angeles and is highly active in his community, especially with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Friends of El Faro (a Tijuana based orphanage).