LA GUAGUA: DOOR TO DOOR
RETURNS HOME FOR A SPECIAL SCREENING
Filmmaker Victorious Ramos is humbled by the positive reaction to his $500 movie shot in just 4 days
Providence, RI âÂ Three months ago, first time writer and director Victorious Ramos premiered a feature-length film produced in just 4 days on a $500 budget called La Guagua: Door To Door (The Bus).
The entire romantic comedy was shot in the state of Rhode Island with local actors leading the comedic charge.
After a successful private screening to statewide media groups, La GuaguaÂ debuted as the opening film for the Providence Latin American Film Festival at the University of Rhode Island. The screening sold out the PAFFÂ Theatre. It was the first time since the festivalâs inception that a locally produced film created such a stir. An unanticipated public demand at local radio stations created an opportunity for the film to screen a second time at a larger venue. The film had its encore presentation at the historic Columbus Theatre in Providence to twice the amount of patrons and it sold out all 800 seats of the theater. It wasnât long before the phone started ringing and La GuaguaÂ found itself on a road trip that included the historic Trail Theatre in Miami and Rutgers University in New Jersey.
The success of these screenings quickly spread and Vic Ramos was called to appear on Fox News (Providence), CentroÂ (CBS-Boston), Un Nuevo Dia (NBC/Telemundo-NYC), EncuentroÂ Latino (Comcast International Channel), WRHCÂ Broadcasting (Miami) and WPMZÂ PoderÂ (Providence).
TheÂ Â project has now been invited to multiple screenings in Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, New York, Massachusetts, Philadelphia and the Dominican Republic. Additional cities are added with every screening as audience members take to social media to praise the project. In less than four months this micro project, produced on a $500 budget, has managed to create a name for itself and audiences are jumping on board for the ride.
Sixcia Devine, author of the bookÂ Tapping Into The Hispanic MarketÂ has called the film âAuthentic and Hilariousâ while Carlos MuĂąoz, host and reporter on Latino Public Radio describes La Guagua as âthe most important film production for Latinos in Providence.â
As Dominican Independence Day nears (Feb 27th), La Guagua: Door To Door has been invited to screen once again in Providence, RI, the city where it all began, as part of a number of activities celebrating Dominican Heritage. The film will be screened at the Avon Cinema, considered by many to be the mecca of independent films in Providence.
The viewing is sponsored by CTE Synergy. LLC. and will be presented to select audiences on Saturday, March 1stÂ at 1pm / 260 Thayer Street, Providence, RI. Members of the media are invited to interact with the filmmakers and cast. The film is open for critical review.
Please contact Brenda Hernandez atÂ Project9Films@gmail.comÂ orÂ 401-216-9567Â for additional information/interviews. Link to trailer:Â http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL_RH9hKDl8Â and official website:Â http://www.project9films.com