THE BAY's Gregori J. Martin has written and produced a new film, The Southside, based on the true story of Robert Areizaga Jr. The film was screened in New York in March and producers are trying to raise additional funds to make the final edits.
Robert Areizaga Jr. was born and raised in Yonkers, NY. After struggling through a series of trials and tribulations commonly faced by urban youth, Robert realized he needed to change his life and decided to take the Yonkers Civil Service Police Exam. Shortly after he learned he had passed the exam, 19-year-old Robert was brutally stabbed to death at a house party in White Plains, NY. A life filled with promise was cut short, and over a year after his murder, no conviction has been made.
The film features a number of soap opera stars in its cast including Nicolas Coster, Miriam Colon, Fiona Hutchison, Derrell Whitt, Kristos Andrews, Kevin Mambo, Ellen Dolan and Bronson Picket.
To find out more or to donate to the film's IndieGoGo campaign, click here.
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