Spanish (noun) [ah-ven-too’-rah]
"adventure, an enterprise in which something must be left to hazard."
A director with a tyrannical reputation who has one week to make a film and is forced to hire Hispanic day laborers as actors.
When Finn learns that his idol, actor/director Eliot Langhorne will be a panelist at a film festival 500 miles from his home, he sees this as a chance to spearhead an impromptu road trip production and demonstrate his worth as a filmmaker. He recruits his hesitant roommate, a mutual friend, and a cast of three hispanic day-laborers for the journey. It takes some clarification for the crew to explain that they do not have any electrical problems or an unpainted house that elicits the day laborers' assistance. Rather, they wish for a week of their time and a performance for Finn's script: “Revenge of Kin” (a groundbreaking, medieval western). The six traveling companions pack their bags and christen their seemingly trusty minivan, Margaret, for the roads ahead. Amidst language barriers, broken equipment, and bounty hunters, the gang’s trip is riddled with surprises and events that test the troop’s teamwork. It is a race against time for Finn and his posse in this wacky, narrator-driven comedy that points out that, no matter your endeavor, the people around you are the what hold the most value.
Meet the Characters
Finn: The inspired film enthusiast: determinedly optimistic and endearingly oblivious.
Ben: The hesitant, rule-following roommate: detail-oriented but favors the comfort zone.
Lucy: The charming, confident photographer: a strong leader, but has a hard time deciding her goals
Lazaro: Hispanic day-laborer: The strong, silent type, appears wise and is.
Santiago: Hispanic day-laborer: The lively jokester, aspires to be famous.
Alex: Hispanic day-laborer: Spry teen with more personality than meets the eye, keeps to himself.
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