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A group of troubled teens from a low-income community break into “Los Ricos”, the local mansion with a border fence, and spend the day pretending to be rich in order to forget their difficult lives.
Rich Kids is a film that sympathetically views the modern day and ongoing challenges of economic disparities, gentrification, displacement and evictions faced through the lens of Latino and Afro-Latino American youth.
The film’s title signifies the wealth of love, talent, intelligence, and emotional resilience that the characters have in spite of their economic challenges while living in a world that views them with indifference.
Starring: Gerardo Velasquez, Justin Rodriguez, Michelle Magallon, Ulysses Montoya, Naomë Antoinette, Alessandra Mañon, Brittany Sandoval, Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Ricky Catter, Amelia Rico
Directed by: Laura Somers
Written by: Laura Somers & David Saldaña
Produced by: Eddie Rodriguez and Laura Somers
Music by: Ming Vauz
Edited by: Carmen Morrow
Director of Photography: Eun-ah Lee
Executive Producers: Andrea Ciannavei, Sabrea Munz, Kirk Patel, Mhari Peschel, Gloria Ralston