Heroes is a Latino cast film with a talented 13-year-old Caleb Martinez and 14-year-old Bryson Robinson leading the way. It’s about a new kid in town (Martinez) that’s being bullied by some of the local bullies (Robinson and Camden Hodges). A chance encounter with a comic bookstore owner (actor Roberto Sanchez) introduces him to the world of comics. It touches on the subject of bullying. It’s been doing very well in the festival circuit so far.
Excited that Roberto who Palo Magazine met a few years ago when he came to Reading to film a movie is now the director, writer and star in his own short film Heroes. It’s also currently being developed into a tv series due to popular feedback. Roberto is also the director, writer and starred in The Terms of Us. For me personally Roberto isn’t just a hero on screen but in his life as well. We are so excited to have met him personally and gotten to know his personal side. This is a humble, immigrant man who understands the value of hard work and is giving his all to make a name for himself and leave a legacy.
Job well done Roberto, all the way out here in little old Reading, Pennsylvania we are so proud of your work. While I don’t get star struck when I see a film or movie with him in it, I get a nice, proud and tingly feeling because I know this is a great individual and definitely “the most interesting Cuban I ever met”.
Also since this is Women’s Month, I want to recognize his partner and girlfriend who is a professional dancer for the Isley Brothers. When a man and a women come together and support each other’s careers and respect each other’s space wonderful things happen.
Rosa Julia Parra