Actress Katherine Castro attended the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (www.hollywoodreelindependentfilmfestival.com) in Hollywood last night, to support Dominican Republic producing partner David Portorreal during his successful festival run with his award-winning short film ‘Prisoner 614’ starring Hemky Madera (‘Weeds’) and Celestin Cornielle (‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’)
The thriller was written, directed and produced by David Portorreal, whose father was born and raised in the Dominican Republic during the reign of the dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina, and was the inspiration for Portorreal’s award-winning film.
‘Prisoner 614’ is a short intense drama thriller about an off-kilter prisoner (Hemky Madera) who is brought before a determined military interrogator (Celestin Cornielle), unafraid of using violent methods for information. Things begin to heat up when one of them soon realizes that he got more than what he bargained for. ‘Prisoner 614’, which has been a film festival ‘must see’, was an official selection at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival and won an award during its Premiere at the Festival de Cine Global Dominicano.
David Portorreal’s next film, currently in development with a Federal agent and Dominican Republic actress and producer Katherine Castro, is ‘Maite’, which is set for production in the Dominican Republic later this year.