Calavaza Film Production

a Motion Picture Company


Preproduction and Casting of "diabla"

Posted by Christopher Longoria on July 12, 2011 at 9:15 PM

After viewing a youtube video of Taylors' dance routine inspired me to write a new and original short film. Now I had no idea who Taylor was other than a teen girl and proceded with caution to contact her asking that her parents get a hold of me via email. To my suprise her brother had work with me on my first short film, boy was I relieved as her father had informed me.

This is what I had seen from this video I put together an outline then a story and had asked Riley Pennell to write the Screenplay after a month and a half of colaboration it was complete

Brendan Hernandez has worked with me on Adolescent Bravado as a Supporting Actor he will also perform a Guitar Solo on film

It will be Taylors first performance as a Lead Actress and Ballet artist on film


Taylor Hernandez   as  Lead Actress  NIRA       Brendan Hernandez   as  Supporting Actor ALEJANDRO



Tylor West  in the lead role   JESUS

Tyrik Patterson a fine young actor in a Supporting Role in Adolescent Bravado

Has been cast in Diabla  as LIL BUSTER



Calavasa Film Production has Cast Nathan Ducker in the Supporting Role of "DINO"


Calavaza Film Production has Cast Luis Esparza in the Supporting role of "MARCUS" for the short film "diabla". Luis is a talented local Pop music sensation with his group ALL STAR RYDAZ which has performed on many local radio stations...He grew up with breakthrough artist as Treal Lee and Prince Rick. He has colaborated with Young T and has musical influences by Big Truck, MC Magic and Baby Bash. Luis has agreed to Score the film as well


Calavaza Film Production has Cast Jenn Wallace as "SUSAN" Supporting Actress in the short film "diabla. Jenn has performed on NBC & ABC TV shows as Chase and GBC and short films as Welcome Home, Truth Be Told, and Language of a Broken Heart.

Hallmark Van Noy as THE BOSS



Calavaza Film Production has Cast Chris Prock as "Crazy Eddie" Supporting Actor in the short film "diabla". Mr. Prock is a very talented local Actor and has performed on TV shows as The Good Guys and Friday Night Lights and recently in the short film Dirty Laundry and the feature film "Pros and Cons: A Fantasy Football Movie"



Calavaza Film Production has cast Kristian Lane in the role of TINA


Weslee Heileman has been cast in the role of LIZ





MattRach has agreed to allow us to use his music in the short film "diabla"




Italian pianist Igor Roma has allowed us to use his music-

Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet-Girls dancing with Lillies.




Kristen Hodges as the DANCE INSTRUCTOR




Oak Clif Dance Extras - Alexandra Blumenfeld, Megan Warner, Emylee Herring, Elizabeth Drake, Grace Markee,Jeanne Dube, Emily Budarapu, Kinsey Carlson, Avery Wells, Roxie Walston, Destiny Lopez, Janeth Valdez, Riley King, Ellie King, Carly King, Brianna Beasley, Hope Alinaitwe

 Calavaza Film Production want Thank the Parents and the young Ladies that have agreed to be Extras in the short film Diabla.




McKinney Dance Extras - Lori Bharadwaj, Nina Bharadwaj, Rachel Petry, Sydney Kennedy, Lauren Gifford, Megan Gifford, Dani Saputo, Erin Brothers, Samantha Clouthier, Emma Gosling, Casey Lamont, Alex Macias, Maya Gonzales, Morgan Dworshak, Morgan Alana Taylor, Kaitlyn Zaldana, Antavia Lauren Haynes, Emily Polk, Natalie Schnurr, Annika Barnett, Alexis Davidson.


Big Thank you to Suzan Taylor, Melissa Gosling, and Nancy Intrator in McKinney Tx for use of the studio



a Small thank you to Rowlett Tobacco Patch and Terri Jones


Big Thank You to Jose and Juan Valdez  at JV Furniture and Thirft



Big Thank You to Oak Cliff Culture Center

 Big Thank You to Nancy Chartier and R.E.A.C.T. Film Acting Studio - Dallas, TX


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