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~ Rising Star Katherine Castro in ‘El Gallo’ Premiering in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ~

Mirage Productions and Monos en la Montaña premieres ‘El Gallo’ (www.ElGalloMovie.com) by the Dominican Republic’s most celebrated villain actor Juan Fernández (‘A Man Apart’, ‘The Collector’) and stars Dominican actress and rising star, Katherine Castro (‘The Social Contract’, ‘Pulse of the Indigo’) ahead of its release on October 31st, 2013.

‘El Gallo’, written and directed by Fernández, is a story of a man who, after being in the United States system from serving a jail time of 25 years on a crime he didn’t commit involving his wife and the man he believed to be his best friend, was deported back to his homeland of the Dominican Republic. Our hero is an imposing and resolute character by the way he faces life and a corrupt society that tries to tag him, ostracizing his lifestyle under the excuse of social morality. Gallo is forced to face his past and his present demons in an event that may be painful is his spirit’s key, the guide to his future.

“Working with Juan Fernández was both very surreal and one of the most learning experiences I’ve had as an actor.” says actress Katherine Castro. “As I child, he was someone I looked up to since he was one of the first Dominicans to make it in Hollywood, thus paving the way for the new generation of Dominicans and Latinos working in the industry. Juan Fernando is an actor’s actor, just by being next to him, and hearing him talk about his worldly life experience, working with directors such as the late Federico Fellini, Oliver Stone, among many others, is just priceless. We have become very close friends, and in LA he has been a great mentor.”

Other cast members include; Garibaldy Reyes, Johnnie Mercedes, Kiara Romero, Lía Chapman, Argenis González, Caperusa E. Ramírez and of course the most recognized man in Latin cinema, Juan Fernández.

‘El Gallo’ is being released on October 31st, 2013 by Fine Arts de Caribbean Cinemas, Novo Centro and is the first film presented by Fine Arts to be 99% Dominican.

For further information please contact Liz Rodriguez –
Liz@EMRMedia.com – USA: 1 310 435 3634

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