Film Courage Presents SANTIAGO and THE TERRAIN On January 30, 2012

The 24th Film Courage Interactive with David Branin and Karen Worden presents the LA premiere of the feature film SANTIAGO.  SANTIAGO will screen on Monday, January 30, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Written/Directed by Felix Martiz

Produced by Daniel Woltosz

Santiago stars Romina Peniche, Jorge Espinoza, Jesus Guevara, Wesam Keesh, Dan Lopecci, and more.


Eager and naive, film student Billy (Wesam Keesh) trustingly takes on as cameraman for Miguel (Dan Lopecci), who has arranged to follow Santiago (Jesus Guevara), a notorious pimp and drug dealer, as a character study. The adrenaline-rushed adventures captured through the lens obscures the grim reality of the crime world Billy witnesses and celebrates alongside Santiago and his gang, all the while Miguel is not so easily swayed. Is he not charmed by Santiago as we all are, or does he know more than he leads on?

The feature SANTIAGO will show on Monday, January 30, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at The Downtown Independent located at 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets are $12 at the door and online. Director/cast Q & A to follow.

Check out the ‘making of’ Santiago video here






The night will also feature two short films, including THE TERRAIN, a short film written/directed by Brian Durkin.  The film was produced by Brian Durkin, Todd Cattell,  Vivian Lee, and Matthew Blanco.  It stars Todd Cattell, Marissa Petroro, Brian Durkin, Brian Burnett, Sarena Khan, and Chris Stanley.  The film was
shot by DP Casey Feldt.

Q & A after the film with Brian Durkin, Marisa Petroro, and Todd Cattell.

On set of THE TERRAIN with DP Casey Feldt and Christopher
Stanley(Madmen) who plays ‘Crane’

On set of THE TERRAIN with Director Brian Durkin, DP Casey Feldt and actors Todd Cattell (Walker Texas Ranger, Justified) who plays Major Jacon Kohl and Marisa Pertoro (Deal or No Deal, Desperate Housewives) who plays Katie.

Synopsis for The Terrain (short):

After returning from war, two soldiers are recruited into a covert mission in Los Angeles and must decide how much of themselves they will leave on this new battlefield.

Watch The Terrain Kickstarter video, where they exceeded the $2,500 goal, instead raising $7,310.

Catch more about The Terrain in two Year Without Rent posts with behind-the-scenes photos here and here.

The second short film is En Passant by filmmaker Craig Wilson
of Mental Eclectic.

Synopsis for En Passant (short):

A once tight nit group of friends, scarred by an accident that ended in death, perform a seance designed for forgiveness. The ritual opens a pathway that crosses over into the supernatural.

We hope to see you on Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.!