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A film by Eugene Martin

USA, Coming of Age/Drama, 2013
75 min, RED, Color

Director Eugene Martin in attendance

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


The death eight years ago of Michas’ Lebanese father left him and his Mexican mother destitute. The sudden death of his mother leaves him no choice but to leave Mexico and seek work and a future in the United States. Micha attempts to navigate the northern route of migrant and service workers to build a life for himself in Texas. After stays on the streets in Brownsville and Dallas, Micha lands in the small town of Denton, Texas. There he meets a homeless young woman, Penny, who helps him learn how to survive and find community. MICHA has recently started on the festival circuit, beginning at the Thin Line Festival in Denton and the Athens International Film + Video Festival before heading to Austin.

Regional Premiere


About the director

Eugene Martin wEugene Martin has directed nine feature films, including THE ANDERSON MONARCHS, which was released as part of the Sundance Institute’s Artists Services distribution program to Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon. It was also officially accepted to the 2013 Academy Awards and the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards for Documentary Feature Film. His films, which look intimately at issues of youth and social justice, have screened in over 25 countries.


Producer: Eugene Martin
Production Companies: City Story Pictures
Screenwriter: Eugene Martin
Cinematographer: Clay Pacatte
Editor: Eugene Martin
Sound Design: Kyle Hughes
Music: Matthew Levy
Cast: Anthony Abdo, Justis Phillips

Print Source:  Eugene Martin, eugene.martin@gmail.com


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