About the Film
An Atlantic City postcard is the only remnant that Pony, a Texas drifter has of his estranged mom. Needing money to head north to find her, Pony accepts a job from a local thug who operates out of a skating rink. Here Pony encounters a kindred spirit, a fifteen-year-old runaway girl who claims the rink as her own. When he tries to help her, things spiral out of control.
About the filmmaker(s)
Austin-based filmmaker, Miguel Alvarez has received awards from the Directors’ Guild of America, Panavision’s Emerging Filmmaker program, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture and the Austin Film Society for his previous short films. He was selected as a Screenwriting Fellow for the Latino Screenwriting Project sponsored by Cinefestival and Sundance for his feature screenplay, La Perdida. Miguel holds both a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin where he continues to lecture.
About the Presenting Partner
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is a national membership organization that addresses the professional needs of Latinx content creators. We stand as the premier Latinx media organization, addressing for 20 years the most underrepresented and the largest ethnic minority in the country. NALIP was founded in 1999 and continues to champion, promote, advance and accelerate Latinx content creators across media.