RACCA was written, shot, and edited over 24 hours for the AT&T Developer Create-A-Thon Film Challenge. It won the Best Social Justice Film award at the Oniros Film Awards, has been selected to three other festivals, and is in consideration for many others.
The film is set In an alternate universe, where the president has implemented RACCA - Re-assessing All Current Citizens Act. In an effort to revive the country's economy, anyone from a family established in this country for 3 generations or more will be "relocated" to their family's country of origin.
We aim to bring awareness to the negative impact the repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will have.
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Cast & Crew
Dominique Nieves - Director, Writer, Producer
Dominique Nieves is a Nuyorican actress, writer, producer, director and founder of Iron Glove Productions. She took courses in writing & film in high school & as an undergrad at Columbia University, but it wasn't until she pursued acting professionally that she realized she was passionate about making her own work from the ground up. As an actress, she is known for portraying strong willed characters and her commanding presence.
As a filmmaker she aims to highlight imperative social justice issues by challenging audiences to examine unique perspectives. Her current films on the festival circuit explore society's perceptions of sexual assault and immigration.
In addition to her life as an artist, Nieves is a Medical Student at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. She finds that the same tools she uses to create characters as an actress and writer, can be used to build relationships with patients. She uses her creative work as an outlet for activism; raising awareness and impacting others.
Awards: Best Actress, Oniros Film Awards, 'A Nice Guy'; Best Actress, Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival, 'A Nice Guy'; Women Filmmakers Award of Recognition, Best Shorts Competition, 'A Nice Guy'; Best Social Justice Film, Oniros Film Awards, 'A Nice Guy', 'RACCA'
Amilcar Javier - POTUS
Amilcar Javier is a New York City based actor training in advanced acting techniques with Anthony Abeson and scene study with Shae D'lyn. In addition to his career in film, television, commercials and theater, Amilcar is also a writer, producer, and software developer.
Film credits include:
- An unexpected source of wisdom in the award winning short dramedy A Nice Guy, directed by Shae D’lyn
- A dark horse undertaking a futuristic 12 step program in an urban, mixed media coming of age story, These F**king Steps I Climb, directed by Miguel Ortiz
- A repenting, Latino womanizer in the short drama You Fatima, directed by Adrian Manzano
- Hulu's The Looming Tower
- Netflix's Orange is the New Black