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Default Alamogordo: The Journey-Remarkable Latino Produced Film Premieres at White Sands Film

"The Journey" takes you places you've never been...
but you'll be glad you went along for the ride!
By: Greg Platt - Steppin' Out Staff

The Journey shows how fundamentally similar Mexicans are to Gringos.
The Journey shows how fundamentally similar Mexicans are to
Gringos if we boil away the differences of culture, language,
economics and heritage to look primarily at their human soul.

Producer Scott Marcano is savvy enough to realize there are a huge number of delightful stories to tell that involve Gringos and Latinos north and south of the border.
Producer Scott Marcano is savvy enough to realize there are a huge number of delightful stories to tell that involve Gringos and Latinos north and south of the border.
Alamogordo, New Mexico:
One of the best things about today’s Indie film world is that it permits talented writers, producers, directors and casts to create fine movies that deserve to be seen, enjoyed and pondered by millions of movie-goers worldwide. Producer-Director Scott Marcano’s new film, “The Journey” is precisely such a movie. The good news is New Mexico film fans will have a perfect chance to enjoy this well-done production at the White Sands International Film Festival in Alamogordo the week of March 16–22. (see: www.WSIFF.com)


As The Journey's promo materials put it, "Sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself."
As The Journey\
Producer Marcano is a Hispanic filmmaker whose movie work was being ignored by a Hollywood film industry which focuses primarily on numbers and was disappointed with first weekend box office numbers on an earlier Marcano production, Bio-Dome. Oddly, Bio-Dome was popular and did well on TV, but it produced lackluster results at the box office. and that's what matters in Hollywood.
Fortunately, Marcano is both talented and serious; and he’s savvy enough to realize there are a huge number of delightful stories to tell that involve Gringos and Latinos both north and south of the US/Mexico border.

“The Journey” is an excellent example of this new genre of cross-cultural film; because it's bound to appeal to viewers both north and south of the border. Along with the folks at the White Sands International Film Festival, Steppin’ Out is betting we'll see many more films in this genre over the next few years. We suspect "Journey" is the leading edge of a very big wave.

The movie is about Steve’s journey and the things he learns about himself and the people and culture of Mexico along the way.
The movie is about Steve’s journey and the things he learns about himself and the people and culture of Mexico along the way.
The Journey features handsome and talented Andres Londono in the starring role as “Steve” an easy-to-like but directionless Latino youth from Orange County who’s essentially wasting his twenties playing video games and taking it easy. The film tells the tale of how Steve’s smart, pretty and highly-motivated girlfriend, Rhona decides to head south to Mexico to study archaeology and leaves Steve behind because he’s too immature and self-absorbed to make the effort to go with her.


Eventually, after a series of hilarious but meaningless flings with old girlfriends, Steve realizes he has made a huge mistake and decides to set out on a trip to Mexico to find Rhona and try to win back her affections. The rest of the movie is about Steve’s journey and the things he learns about himself and the people and culture of Mexico as well as life and the world around him along the way.

"The Journey" is a story of adventure, spiritual self-discovery and learning in the school of hard knocks.
"The Journey” is a story of adventure, spiritual self-discovery and learning in the school of hard knocks.
All in all, “The Journey” is a remarkable story of adventure, spiritual self-discovery and learning in the school of hard knocks. It provides a refreshing reminder to each viewer about what it means to be young, idealistic, naïve and in love. For Steve the trip is life altering. For those fortunate enough to enjoy this film, it’s a remarkable escape that defies categorization; but nicely spans the usual chasms between romance, chick-flick and adventure film. Journey offers a sensitive look at life south of the border and shows us how fundamentally similar Mexicans are to Gringos if we boil away the differences of culture, language, economics and heritage to look primarily at their human soul.


This cross-cultural film was practically tailor made for New Mexico audiences.
This cross-cultural film was practically tailor made for New Mexico audiences.
In short, The Journey is well done. It will certainly appeal to many viewers – both Gringo and Hispanic - especially those of us here in New Mexico who are fortunate enough to see its premiere next week at the White Sands International Film Festival. This cross-cultural film was practically tailor made for New Mexico audiences. It was produced by a Hispanic filmmaker whose work we hope to see more of. In addition to Londono who stars as “Steve”, Kazandra Santana gives a fine co-star performance as Rhona, Richard Dumont practically invites you to boo him as the film’s pompous and lecherous archaeology professor / villain - “Dr. Maurice Coleman”, and Sebastian Hinton does a fine job as Steve’s friend “Larry” too.


Steppin’ Out New Mexico recommends “The Journey”. Go see its New Mexico premiere at Alamogordo’s White Sands Film Festival. You’ll be glad you did!

This film will be featured several times during the White Sands International Film Festival. According to the last schedule we saw, five screenings are scheduled for "The Journey":
  • 3/18 2:00pm,
  • 3/19 2:00pm,
  • 3/20 4:00pm,
  • 3/21 4:00pm,
  • 3/22 7:30pm
This year film screenings will be shown at the new Aviator 10 Theatre Complex, 3651 Mesa Village Dr. just off the 54/70 by-pass in Alamogordo. The new facility offers stadium seating and digital projection to enhance the audience’s viewing experience."

Anyone can attend the festival to learn, network or just to enjoy the films that will be shown. For a full schedule and complete details on the White Sands Intermational Film Festival, please call 1-877-345-6973 or visit www.WSIFF.com

To learn more about "The Journey", Steppin' Out readers can visit, their web site at: www.thejourneythemovie.com or drop by Producer Scott Marcano’s MySpace page at: www.myspace.com/mister_diablo

Readers can view the promotional trailer for this film here: www.thejourneythemovie.com/trailer.htm

 

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