After casting several young boys, Jaime Ferrar of the JFA talent agency and the Los Tamales Executive Producer discovered Rico at a talent showcase. After the director, Sal Paniagua met with him, he knew he'd found his star. Rico was the consumate professional and eager to perform well. He showed up everyday knowing all of his lines and ready to try something different. By the end of filming, he didn't want to leave.
Paquito's mother is played by Angela Albarez. She came to us from JFA and Jaime Ferrar and was a real pleasure to work with. Steven Barry we found through a casting notice placed in BackStage West. Paqito's sister was another JFA find; Carmen Coral. Carmen's done several indie features and was featured in Walkout.
The Neighborhood Kids
All our kids were real finds and a pleasure to work with.