Written & Directed by:
Anthony Nardolilllo, Sandra Varona and Christin Scholten
David Zayas (Dexter, The Expendables), Gilbert Saldivar (Stomp the Yard), Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black, Equity, Sideways), Jorge Burgos and Kimberli Flores
SHINE is a story rich with the Latin culture of New York’s Spanish Harlem. Set amongst the quickly gentrifying uptown, a family struggles to hold on to as much of the old world values and principles as possible. It is a journey that tests a family bond as two brothers diverge; one works for change as he spearheads a development project, while the other brother holds onto the past and maintains a Black Panther-esque intellectual street rigor. The story is told with music and dance, specifically street Salsa, as the through line which connects these brothers. The language, color, and movement distinct to this Latin culture offer a true glimpse into this world and tell this family’s tale.