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Calloused Hands

A film by Jesse Quinones

USA/UK, Drama/Coming of Age, 2013
95 min, RED, Color

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


Based loosely on the director’s life, CALLOUSED HANDS tells the story of 12-year-old Josh, a mixed-race boy growing up in Miami, and a promising baseball player. He is abused by his mother’s boyfriend Byrd, and neglected by his mother Debbie. He manages to forge his own path in life when his estranged grandfather Solomon insists he study for his Bar Mitzvah. Starring Andre Royo (HBO’s THE WIRE), Daisy Haggard (SHOWTIME’s EPISODES), and Hans Howes (P.T. Anderson’s THERE WILL BE BLOOD), CALLOUSED HANDS premiered at the Miami International Film Festival and has gone on to charm audiences world wide.

Texas Premiere

About the director

Jesse Quinones wJesse Quinones is a director from Miami, Florida. Since 2000, he has called London home, and is drawn to telling stories on either side of the Atlantic. Jesse received a 2011 All Roads Seeds Grant from National Geographic for his documentary SHOESHINE GIRLS OF BOLIVIA, which was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus. CALLOUSED HANDS is his feature debut. He is set to direct THE NANNY, by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Braulio Montovani.


Producer: Jesse Quinones
Production Companies: Woolfcub Productions
Screenwriter: Jesse Quinones
Cinematographer: Fabio Dominguez
Editor: Lisa Forrest
Sound Design: Daniel Jaramillo
Music: Rob Persaud
Cast: Andre Royo, Daisy Haggard, Luca Oriel, Hans Howes, Sean Mcconaghy

Print Source:  Woolfcub Productions LLP,



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Image Credit: Martyna Przybysz