Grulla native, J.M. Longoria III, will star in an upcoming dramatic short film which is set to be distributed to educators across the country as a tool for teaching tolerances.
Patches Entertainment in association with Olive Productions and PR present Bibi, a ten minute short form film set in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley which the team describes as a tale of love, hope, and forgiveness.
The plot of the film centers around a young Latino man who receives a mysterious last letter from his estranged and recently deceased father after he’s forced to return to Texas to handle his final arrangements.
"This wouldn't be possible without our partnership with Southern Poverty Law Center(SPLC), one of the nation's largest and oldest civil rights organizations, who has given us their full support and will be distributing our film to 500,000 educators throughout the US as part of their Teaching Tolerance program," reads a statement from the filmmakers. "Special thanks go out to Fidencio Joel Gallardo and Thomas Saenz for all their help."
Bibi was written by Victor M. Dueñas and J.M. Longoria who also served as producers alongside Edward Enriquez-Cohen and Vanessa Perez and Executive Producers SPLC, Monica Ramirez, Founder of Justice for Migrant Women and Edward Enriquez-Cohen. The cast also includes Omar Leyva, and Oscar-nominated actress Adriana Barraza. The film's Latinx team includes Director of Photography Carmen Cabana, Composer David Murillo, Editor David Rodriguez, Production Designer Luie P. Garcia, and Costume Designer Jen Martin. Casting was done by the Blanca Valdez of Blanca Valdez Casting.