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Brownsville Bred

22m Drama, Indie 2022

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Set in 1980’s Brownsville Brooklyn, New York, Brownsville Bred is based on writer, director Elaine Del Valle’s critically-acclaimed off-Broadway one-woman show and awarded young-adult novel. ​ Told in a series of vignettes, Brownsville Bred tells the coming-of-age journey of Elaine–a spunky young girl living with her Mom, Dad, and three half-siblings as one of the only Puerto Rican families in the welfare projects of Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York. ​ Her best friends are her intellectually disabled aunt, Elizabeth, and her musically gifted, salsa-loving father, Manny. Through Elaine’s young eyes, life is perfect.

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But everything comes crashing down when Elaine makes a grim discovery.

SXSW premieres part one of the Brownsville Bred series that explores one girl’s coming-of-age as she triumphantly escapes the pitfalls of her generational poverty and rises from the ashes of generational trauma.

This film stars Javier Muñoz (who played Hamilton on Broadway), Karina Ortiz (Orange Is The New Black), Susanna Guzman (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and introduces 8 year old Summer Rose Castillo (Alma’s Way) in her on-screen debut. ​ Check us out on instagram @brownsvillebred and @elainedelvalledirector to witness the beautiful independent filmmaker hustle captured in our in-depth behind the scenes footage.

Vote for the Brownsville Bred poster in competition at SXSW, painted by artist Tim Okamura. _Brownsville Bred_ Official Poster

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Director

Elaine Del Valle

Producer

Adrienne Lovette

Producer

Leslie Cohen

Producer

Debbie Esko-Gold

Cinematographer

Dustin Ward

Producer

Eddie Frente

Art Director

Mary Marxen

Composer

Eddie Frente

Film Editor

Eddie Frente

Songwriter

Edwin Vazquez

Behind The Scenes Photography

Zalo Castillo

Producer

Elaine Del Valle

Executive Producer

Leslie Cohen

Co-Executive Producer

Larry Weiss

Co-Executive Producer

Al Eskanazy

Set Musical Director

Edwin Vazquez

Costume Design

Sarah Thea

Poster Design, Artist

Tim Okamura

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Country

United States

Studios

Del Valle Productions, Brownsville Bred LLC