Diverse cast to lead British dark comedy film, “TRUMP”

Trump: An independent political comedy film set in the near future. Directed by guerrilla filmmaker Vázquez (Channel 4’s Unreported World, Lenin in Maracaibo) TRUMP follows a group of young activists who decide to push back against the rising xenophobia in their South East London community, which is being stirred by a particularly vocal politician. When an opportunity for political leverage lands at their feet, they prepare to start their very own revolution. After all, how hard can navigating a political scandal be? In over their heads and struggling to stay focused, it soon becomes clear that instigating a revolution totally isn't as easy as it looks.

Set in a not-too-distant future, TRUMP features two female leads (Tessa Hart; I am Cursed , C.O.O.L.I.O, Darker Shades of Elise and Nansi Nsue; Autopsy - The Last Hours of Bobbi Kristina Brown, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Dear Jesus), alongside a diverse cast and crew, including Erin Wilson, Carlos Mapano, Reis Daniel, Mia Lacostena and Neil Summerville, Cesar Seghezzo (Director of Photography) and Martin Coceres (Camera Op).

Having secured partial investment, the crowdfunding campaign aims to raise the remaining funds to put towards location costs, transport, catering and post-production. Queries can be made directly to Rodrigo Vazquez at info@trumpfilm.co.uk or via the Indiegogo campaign at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/trump-a-political-comedy-feature-film#/


More on Cast / Crew

Rodrigo Vázquez - Director/Producer

Rodrigo Vázquez graduated from the National Film & TV School and began working in TV in 1998 as a freelance, making a short documentary in the Amazon for BBC World. Since, he’s worked with all the main international broadcasters making documentaries, either investigative or observational films, gathering extensive experience in war zones, particularly in the Middle East. His war-zone work has received the prestigious Rory Peck Award for Features in 2003 and was nominated again in 2007. His observational films have won numerous commendations, from the “Semaine de la Critique” at the Cannes Film Festival, IDFA and the Grand Prizes at Argentina’s Film Festival of Political Cinema, Montreal’s Human Rights Film Festival and Amnesty Internation-al’s Film Festival. His fiction work includes producing and shooting award winning film La Apertura and an experimental film with the Wayuu community of Maracaibo, Venezuela. In 2005 Rodrigo created Bethnal Films to continue his international work for Al Jazeera Network, BBC, Channel 4, NHK and others. www.BethnalFilms.com

Naida Redgrave - Screenwriter

Naida Redgrave is an author and screenwriter. Her tv drama pilot, A Place Called Home, was a finalist in the C21 Script competition 2015 (judged by eOne and Creative England), and was later optioned by producers Erica Motley and Martin Irusta. Her YA biography on Shonda Rhimes is being released in August 2017 by Enslow Publishing. She has screenwriting projects at various stages of production on the go: comedy web series The PTA in post-production, comedy feature film TRUMP shooting in August 2017, and she has been commissioned by producer Kent Walwin to write the pilot for a television drama series based on the children’s book series, Biggles. She is a selected participant in Widening the Lens, an initiative hosted by Encounters Film Festival for underrepresented filmmakers, and CLOSR, supported by Creative England, Directors UK, PACT and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, providing network development for director/producer/writer parents and carers in the English regions.

Tessa Hart - Lead (Ray)/Co-Producer

Tessa Hart is a screen and stage actress, director, writer and producer. On screen she has appeared in feature films I am Cursed (2014), C.O.O.L.I.O (2014) and Darker Shades of Elise (2017) as well as short films, TV and web-series. She has also performed on stage extensively, mainly at theatres in London but also in Berlin. She is the Artistic Director of The Bread and Roses Theatre in London - an award-winning and innovative small-scale theatre which she also co-founded - as well as Goblin Baby Co - an activist theatre and film company. Furthermore, Tessa has directed many theatre productions as well as short film The Big Day (2017). She has worked and trained in the performing arts internationally including in London, Bali, Berlin, Brussels and Moscow. Tessa graduated from East 15 Acting School with an MFA Acting International and also holds a BA Theatre Studies from the Free University of Berlin. www.TessaHart.com

Nansie Nsue - Co-Protagonist (Angela)/Co-Producer

Nansi Nsue is an Afro-Spanish actress known for her roles in the award winning web-series Dear Jesus, How to talk to Girls at Parties and most recently Autopsy: The last hours of Bobbi Kristina Brown. Her work on "Shards" was screened at the BFI delivered by the NFTS. Her acting career started age 18 in Belfast, Northern Ireland when she got her first job as Background Artist in the major feature film by Universal Studios "Your Highness" consequently, she joined different agencies and moved to Ipswich in order to film her next project "An English dream" in which she starred as Shiru, a Kenyan girl moving to England to discover new opportunities. She then moved to London, where she now resides and studies Method Acting under Sam Rumbelow and is represented by Lex Arthur Cob. www.imdb.com/name/nm3893863/

Erin Wilson - Co-Protagonist (Caitlin)

Erin Wilson is an actress, model, and costumier who trained at Alma Studios and completed her LAMDA Acting Gold Medal at 18. She holds an Advanced certificate in dramatic combat. This August she reprises her lead role in Black Beauty in Irons at Camden Fringe. Other theatre credits include Moya in Joy Division, Rachel in Ludlow Fair, and Ariel in The Tempest. Erin specialises in historical interpretation and can often be found at The Cutty Sark as the ships figurehead, Nannie. She’s played a typist in the Cabinet War Rooms, a WWI nurse, and Queen Eleanor of Provence. Erin has worked on many short films but this is her first major role in a full-length feature and she is delighted to be making her debut on such an exciting project. www.spotlight.com/9974-4539-2050

Reis Daniel - Co-Protagonist (Leon)

After being cast as Gary Cole in Avenue Q at the age of 16 , Reis knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
He gained a full scholarship to Regents University, London School of Film and then Gained a Transfer Abroad to Pace University, The actors studio NYC.
After graduating Reis gained several roles in theatre, such as Mowgli in the Jungle Book National Tour and Sammy Davis Jnr In the RatPack show Cruise ship tour. Since Transferring to screen work Reis has worked with companies such as The Suns Dream Team Fc , Unilad , Ladbible and starred in Channel 4s Pop Sludge Sketch Show. He's currently Writing, directing and Starring in his own sketch show called Work Experience Tv, whilst presenting for Australian Tv company Big Review Tv.
Reis is excited to be part of the Trump film working along side such an amazing cast and crew.

Carlos Mapano - Co-Protagonist (Kato)

Born in a place where dreams could hardly be realised, being in a poverty stricken countryside rather pole-vaulted Carlos to act, sing, dance, direct and write. After being granted a three year scholarship in Musical Theatre at WAC Arts (2013) and gaining post-grad courses in RADA, AMTA, Mountview (2012) and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he has recently performed both on camera and stage. West End credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie (as BunFoo/Ensemble/Dance Captain, Adelphi Theatre); Little Shop Of Horror (as Mr. Mushnik, Westminster Theatre); Off West End: Captive Hearts (5 star review “...powerful and riveting” 5 star review as jihadist captor, Abed), Hippolytos (Cockpit Theatre), I.S.I.S. (Etcetera Theatre), Wizard of Oz (The Lion), Fobby/Gobby/ Ensemble (The Visit, Lord Stanley Theatre). TV credits include: Nurses Who Kill (Victorino, lead 2016), 50 Ways to Kill Your Lover (Alberto, 2015). International Commercial TV and Corporate credits: (Jose Garcia, DU international, 2016), BUPA (2017),UNISON, and Vanity Fair 2016). Produced and Directed his first piece, CARNAL (Tristan Bates, 2015).

Mia Lacostena - Co-Protagonist (Anna)

Mia Lacostena is a Spanish/British actress from Barcelona, currently based in London. She began studying Theatre as a child, and then went on to study acting for camera in Barcelona. She has now been training in Method Acting, in London, under Sam Rumbelow since 2014. Mia has mainly worked in film, but also loves working in theatre and the entire process of working on plays. As well as acting, she love dancing, and is currently training in Contemporary Dance and Flamenco. This year she has been working on a few small projects, a couple of titles would be: 'Benefits' and 'R.E.S.T'. She has also worked on Caryl Chruchill's 'Top Girls' as Marlene and is very excited to now be working on Anna, for a film with a passion and a voice of it's own, 'Trump'.
She is represented by Lex Arthur Cob.

For more information, contact Rodrigo Vázquez or visit www.trumpfilm.co.uk

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