Proyectos - Film
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
Directors: Henry Barrial
Writer: Joseph B. Vasquez
Producers: Michael Lieber, Hitesh Patel, and Sam Kitt
Cast: E.J. Bonilla, Melissa Fumero, Leo Minaya, Saundra Santigao, and John Herrera
We are proud to announce The House That Jack Built, as the initial ProyectoNext event. Directed by Henry Barrial, the film is based from the final script written by Joseph B. Vasquez (1962-1995), the acclaimed director of Hangin’ With The Homeboys.
Jack Maldonado is an ambitious young Latino man 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 has to deal with new unwanted competitive forces. It’s only a matter of time before Jack’s family and ‘business’ lives collide in tragic fashion.