Bag Check

Immigrant family comedy short

Bag Check is an immigrant family comedy short created for submission to the 2023 Fronteras Micro-film Festival. Shot at various locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"Bag Check comes from the desire to grow my skill as a storyteller. From acting to directing, there were many new 'fronts' myself and the team pushed ourselves into. Half-born of lived experience, I'm hoping the film gives some comedic relief in the topic of border crossing in Latin America, and showcases a little bit of what it means to live between two cultures."

-- Matthew Atkins


Written, Directed, and Original Music Composed by Matthew Atkins
Produced by Alonso Indacochea
Edited by Kaidin Jarjusey
Director of Photography -- Jay Renteria
Assistant Camera -- Cherrita Thao
Sound -- Kaidin Jarjusey
Associate Producers -- Taryn Bernicke & James Rodriguez
Slate -- Daniel Devera, Matthew Rodriguez & Cherrita Thao
Prop Design -- Jordyn Bernicke
Background -- Mike Diaz & Makayla Diaz

Special thanks - Helen Atkins, William Geusz, Monique Rivers, Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling Co.

"Introitus" by W.A. Mozart -- License courtesy of SonoFluxus via AudioJungle

Cast in order of appearance

Mother -- Jeanette Aguilar Harris
Boyfriend -- Matthew Atkins
Girlfriend -- Jazzy Zama
Cousin -- Isaac Guereque
Dealer -- Isaiah Aragon
Customs Agent -- Alonso Indacochea
Guard #1 -- James Rodriguez
Guard #2 -- Taryn Bernicke


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