Hollyweird (2019)

After an accident hurts a film’s Latino star, the hunt for his replacement begins. The role of the undercover cop Basco is up for anyone who can get it, which seems to be a two-man race between Steve Fernandez, a struggling actor, and a man who has just thumbed a ride into town named Alejandro Costello, who isn’t who he seems to be.

Welcome to Hollyweird, originally called Hóllyweird.

With the tagline “Some people lie to themselves, other people lie to the world. (Alguna gente se miente, otra gente miente al mundo),” this film presents the behind the scenes world of the Latino Hollywood experience. It comes from director Edwin Porres, who co-wrote this with Jaime Marie Porres.

It’s interesting because Steve (Douglas Spain, But I’m a Cheerleader) is Latino but doesn’t play to the stereotypes that Hollywood has placed upon them, while Alejandro (Michael J. Knowles) — spoiler — isn’t Latino at all but may be better at playing the role than someone who has born into it.

If you’re in the mood for a movie about the making of movies, Hollyweird is now available on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vubiquity, iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, AT&T Universe, VUDU, Vimeo, Roku, FandangoNow, Redbox, Cox Cable, Spectrum Cable, Comcast, Verizon Fios, Xtreme and YouTube Movies.

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