A Summer in 1993 in Spanish Harlem finally reveals the secret past of Cuban-American cardiac nurse Negra Centron. A childhood secret torments the life and stifles the growth of a beautiful woman. The ancient religion of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, known as Regla de Ocha and Santeria in the Diaspora, is the engine behind this supernatural mystery thriller. This African-evolved religion, with its magic, is the backdrop for this tale of love, hate, deceit, betrayal, obsession, forgiveness, acceptance, and hope. Magic, ritual, and destiny are the threads unraveling this gripping, edgy, mystery/thriller.

Pressured by a suspicious mother, a strange bed-fellow, and an amorous co-worker, Negra battles to keep a childhood secret from unraveling while a restless spirit and the African gods seek justice...

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Although we lost a shoot day due to rain the three days of beautiful sunshine made it an even greater joy on set!  Thanks to the cast and crew who made it happen.  The struggle is REAL! I'm back to saving my pennies for the next round of shooting and to make up that lost day...

They say pictures don't lie... Well enjoy these on set pics!

Cast and crew after wrapping a day's shoot in El Barrio

So lovely having old friends Malcolm King and Janie Braxton on set as background

The crew
4am call! A humid day in Coney Island with pal/supporter Bill Russo and AD Isabella

Me with the cast of a funny wiseguy scene! Maurizio, Steve, and Bill

After wrapping his scene Bill hung out a bit on the beach with lead actor Frankie Ramos 

Fabulous ladies!  That's Shanae, and supporting actors Wanda Colon, and Wanda Molina with me

Cast chilling before hospital scene.  That's Rita Williams and China Colston

Friends and background Gabrielle Williams and Susan Yung with Poet Laureate Jesus Papoleto who plays the "Good Samaritan"

That's our makeup artist Barbara with the cast. Abby won a speaking role during our fundraiser raffle! She did a great job!
That's Bill Barry as the pompous Dr. Todd Turnbull Adams.  He also stars as "Nelson" in my stripper play "The Grinder"

Frankie Ramos who plays the anti-hero "Tony Perez" with the ladies!
That's lead actor Anissa Smith who plays the troubled "Negra" with her "little sister", her "madrina", and her "mom"!
The "wiseguys" Maurizio and Frank

Frank and Maurizio