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."
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