Santa Mesa

Overview

An orphaned boy is thrown head-first into a new and different life in this drama. Twelve-year-old Hector (Jacob Kiron Shalov), who has lived all his life in New Jersey, is riding in the car with his mother when they're struck by another driver; Hector receives only minor injuries, but his mother is killed. With nowhere else to go, Hector is forced to take up an offer to stay with his grandmother, who lives in the Philippines and has never met him. Hector can't speak Tagalog and his grandmother Lita (Angie Ferro) ...
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Overview

An orphaned boy is thrown head-first into a new and different life in this drama. Twelve-year-old Hector (Jacob Kiron Shalov), who has lived all his life in New Jersey, is riding in the car with his mother when they're struck by another driver; Hector receives only minor injuries, but his mother is killed. With nowhere else to go, Hector is forced to take up an offer to stay with his grandmother, who lives in the Philippines and has never met him. Hector can't speak Tagalog and his grandmother Lita (Angie Ferro) knows no English; not only can't they communicate, but Hector and Lita soon discover they don't much like one another. The teeming slums of Manila are like no place Hector has ever seen, and with few other options he falls in with a gang of teenage thugs led by Miguel (Pierro Rodriguez), who goads him into breaking into a house in a well-to-do neighborhood. Hector is caught red-handed by the owner of the house, Jose (Jaime Tirelli), a photographer who speaks fluent English. Jose insists that Hector work off the damage he's done, but he soon takes the boy under his wing, teaching him a bit about photography and giving him chores to keep him out of trouble. Hector also attracts the attention of a pretty girl, Sel (Maria Lopez), but while they're clearly fond of one another, Hector soon discovers Sel already has a boyfriend -- Miguel. Santa Mesa was the first feature film from writer and director Ron Morales.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2011
  • UPC: 825284201147
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Indican
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 80,347

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jacob Kiron Shalov Hector
Angie Ferro Lita
Jaime Tirelli Jose
Lynn Sherman Rosa
Maria Lopez Sel
Pierro Rodriguez Miguel
Melissa Leo Maggie
Sly Vargas Bing
Billy Balais Pangit
Mosib Limbao Junior
Archie Adamos Priest
Angel Caban US Social Worker
Brenda Thomas Denmark Nurse
Keith Wonderboy Johnson US Doctor
Technical Credits
Ron Morales Director, Screenwriter
Daniel Belardinelli Score Composer
Karin Chien Producer
Gabe Delerme Casting
Susan Hopmaker Casting
Cyrus Khan Casting
Roy Lachica Production Designer
Gregg Lipit Art Director
Louise Lovegrove Producer
Ellen Morales Executive Producer
Rey Morales Executive Producer
Lihi Orbach Sound/Sound Designer
Yaron Orbach Cinematographer
Susan Shopmaker Casting
Maya Stark Editor
Arri Trofeo Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Santa Mesa
1. Chapter 1 [5:18]
2. Chapter 2 [4:59]
3. Chapter 3 [5:42]
4. Chapter 4 [3:46]
5. Chapter 5 [5:25]
6. Chapter 6 [5:53]
7. Chapter 7 [4:56]
8. Chapter 8 [4:54]
9. Chapter 9 [6:24]
10. Chapter 10 [5:53]
11. Chapter 11 [4:56]
12. Chapter 12 [3:58]
13. Chapter 13 [4:15]
14. Chapter 14 [4:17]
15. Chapter 15 [6:24]
16. Chapter 16 [4:05]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Santa Mesa
   Play
   Setup
      English Subtitles - On
      English Subtitles - Off
   Chapters
   Extras
      Sundance Trailer
      Festival Trailer
      Sneak Previews
         Undoing
         Ranchero
         Christina
         Shanghai Mystery
         Truth About Angels
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