Writer and actor Angelo Reyes will make his directorial debut with Groomed, a short film set to premiere during this year’s 2019 Richmond International Film & Music Festival (RIFF).
Maria’s story is a familiar one – with a violent and heartbreaking twist. Frustrated with her mother’s seemingly overbearing concern, teenage Maria runs to the arms of an older man who pays her attention and promises her love, if she will do just one thing. Maria realizes too late that what she thought was love was a ploy for control until a chance encounter changes everything.
More About Groomed
Produced by Reyes Films, the film stars Ana Roshelle Diaz as the Bottom and Queen Sugar’s Danielle Lyn in the pivotal role of Maria. Production on the short film is set to wrap by the end of May and the film is expected to make the rounds at fall film festivals. Visit the film’s official website at www.groomedshortfilm.com and on social media Instagram
About Angelo Reyes
Angelo Reyes was born the middle child to an Italian-Filipino family who moved from Italy to Virginia Beach, VA when he was 10. He struggled with his cultural identity which eventually led him into exploring acting.