Go For It!

Carmen Marron

USA, Drama/Coming-of-Age, 2011
83 min, Digital, Color
English

 

Carmen, a 19 year-old student raised in inner-city Chicago, is trying to find her identity. She spends most of her time in underground clubs enjoying her true passion: dance. Afraid to believe in herself, and not receiving much support from her parents, she is challenged by her professor to audition for a formal dance school in California. While confronting these and other obstacles, she also encounters the biggest chance of her life. Go For It! was inspired by the director's experiences as a street dancer growing up in Chicago, and serves as hopeful inspiration for urban youth to believe in their inner-strength and follow their dreams. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival.

 

Austin Premiere

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Carmen_Marron_webCarmen Marron, a Chicago native and former elementary school guidance counselor, began the screenplay for Go For It! as a response to the portrayals of minorities in TV and film. Founder of Sparkhope Productions, she is dedicated to creating films that address women's issues and cultural diversity.

 

Producer: Carmen Marron, Sid Idris
Production Companies: Sparkhope Productions
Screenwriter: Carmen Marron
Cinematographer: Christian Sprenger
Editor: Carmen Marron, Anthony David, John Coniglio
Sound Design: David Barber, Michael Crosby, Kevin Faber
Music: Kenny Wood
Cast: Aimee Garcia, Al Bandiero, Jossara Jinaro, Derrick Denicola, Louie Alegria, Andres Perez-Molina, David Hernandez, Gustavo Mellado, Rene Rosado, Liliana Montenegro, Safia Hannin, Peggy Lee Goss, Brad Armacost, Lisa Roumain, David Ross Paterson, Daniel Yabut, Carlos Pratts, Katie L. Hall, Gil Menchaca
Print Source: Carmen Marron, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Photo Courtesy of Sparkhope Productions

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