From the Episode: Fire and Fury

Fireworks

| March 12, 2013

Columbia University / 2012 / 11 minutes / English / Color

Fireworks

“If you have fireworks, we’ll kick it with you.”

At what point do boys stop tugging on pigtails to grab a girl’s attention? Set against a Fourth of July backdrop in South Los Angeles, two adolescent boys are on a quest to acquire fireworks on the black market in an attempt to appeal to girls’ affinity for “sparkly stuff.” Featuring quasi-interviews with the young cast, a charming portrait emerges of youth coming of age in a time of national celebration. Directed by Victor Hugo Duran. Official Selection at the 2012 LA Film Festival. Principal Cast: Roger Cruz, Alberto Castaneda, Irene Sorto, Azucena Benitez and Edgar Vanegas.

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Victor Hugo Duran

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Credits

Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by
Trifonic

Audio
John Andrieni

Interactive
Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Publicity
Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer