Directed by Michael Schilf and starring Jesse C. Boyd, Danny Trejo, Veronica Diaz Carranza, Vincent van Hinte, “The Fixer” is streaming now at at ISA TV channel, from our associate festival Independent Shorts Awards. Awarded Best Short of October, “The Fixer” received 10 nominations and ended up to get 8 awards, including Best Thriller Short and Best Crime Short.
The tense 16-minute film is a crime, action, drama about an extorted Mafia enforcer who must partner with the femme fatale hired gun who murdered his wife in order to save his daughter and liberate himself from a sadistic Los Angeles crime boss.
“I’m always looking for good stories. Sometimes the plot presents itself before the character, and at other times, the character evolves before the story, which was the case for ‘The Fixer.’ I was eating lengua tacos at a local Mexican stand in Los Angeles, thinking about family, acceptance and forgiveness”, recalls director Michael Schilf. “My wife is Mexican, and as a Caucasian of European descent, I had experienced first hand the intricate process of acceptance into a large ethnic family. Then I wondered, could an outsider be accepted into a mafia family? And with that, the character of Jack Cross was born.”
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