STEPHANIE ORTIZ | Principal
Often praised for her stunning beauty and charming humor, Stephanie Ortiz is successfully carving a multifaceted career that promises to leave a permanent mark in the industry. Hailing from Washington Heights, Ortiz often starred in school plays and local performance events. She has landed roles in movies like Kiss of Chaos, The Grasslands and Inside a Chance. Her passion and natural ability in the performing arts soon led her to an exciting career in front of the camera.
In The Love Potion Movie Stephanie Ortiz plays 4 characters, often leaving the audience unaware that she is playing multiple roles.
PABLO GONZALEZ, better know as INTERNATIONAL P
International P is the host of the popular MTV phenomenon the Fight Klub. The show that took over the airwaves and has been non-stop. International P, also known as Pablo Gonzalez is out paving his acting career as well by landing roles on films like, The Ministers, Brooklyn to Manhattan, The Tourist, Bekind Rewind, Pride and Glory, American Gangster, Wonderwall and the Kiss of Chaos.
DANNY HASTING | DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | WRITER
After shooting over 100 album covers, directing several music videos Danny Hastings is ready to take himself and his novel organization, Atomicus Films, to the next echelon.
Danny is now putting his creative energy into moving pictures. His creativity, love for challenge, and unique perspective are the driving forces in Danny’s endeavors into film making. His bountiful experience with large corporate clients and large personalities helps prepare Danny for the daunting task of feature length films, major music videos, commercials, and the fast paced world of cinematography. The Love Potion Movie is Danny’s feature debut, he wrote, produced, directed and portrait 2 hilarious characters, the psychoLOCOgist of LOVE, Danilo Valenzuela and Jorge, a whipped husband under Mamajuana’s Love Potion.
No stranger to the entertainment industry, Michael Diaz is an accomplished writer/producer/actor and director. Born and raised in the Connecticut suburbs, his passion for performing started at an early age. Credits include the Preston Lopez Show, In Hood Politics, Looters and several films and Music Videos. His recent project “Juan Bago” was highly anticipated film in New York City. As the first Dominican movie filmed in New York City’s famous Washington Heights neighborhood, Michael was able to apply his abilities both behind and in front of the camera.
BIO COMING SOON
JESUS GONZALEZ bka MALVERDE
Jesus Malverde (the artist) was born in Coachella, CA, into a community primarily comprised of Mexican farm laborers. With few opportunities available to him, Jesus dedicated himself to study and poetry, first writing lyrics with common rap themes addressing street life and culture. As Malverde matured and grew into the legacy of his namesake, he began to produce material that questioned the system around him, challenging both the powers that be and his own people to understand action and consequence. Collaborating with producer Brett Bouldin, a veteran of groups like Funkdoobiest and Cypress Hill, Malverde released his debut record, Mi Palabra (My Word), in May of 2004. Both the record’s success and his involvement in the West Coast hip-hop community continued to earn Malverde a reputation as one of Latin hip-hop’s leading innovators. His collaboration with Snoop Dogg on the bilingual hit song “Vato” in 2007 introduced Malverde to hip-hop lovers worldwide.
CARIDAD DE LA LUZ
Caridad’s numerous acting credits span television, theater, and film. Her TV credits include appearances on HBO Latino, The History Channel, public service spots for AmericansForTheArts.Org, and Spike Lee’s commercials for IAM.com, She is the voice of Roxy in mun2’s animated comedy “Lugar Heights.” La Bruja made her major motion picture debut in 2000 as Cuca in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, and gave a scene stealing performance as Lucy in the 2004 Sundance-winning feature “Down To The Bone”. A seasoned stage actor, La Bruja has performed at the Hip Hop Theater Festival, toured Poland and NYC as a cast member of the musical “Ubu Enchained,” and appeared in Pedro Pietri’s “El Spanglish Language Sandwich.” She has received raves around the world for her performance in her original one-woman musical comedy show “Boogie Rican Blvd” and most recently in the Spanish Language Comedy Film “El Vacilon – The Movie” based on New York City’s Top Rated FM Radio Morning Show on La Mega-FM.
Written, Directed and Produced by Danny Hastings
Executive Produced by Danny Hastings and Xavier Hastings
Co-Produced by Stephanie Ortiz, Tony Hubbard and Juan Torres
Associate Produced by Katharyn Bond Marquez, Mauricio Gallegos, Rich Rose and Kevin Foong
Edited by Danny Hastings and Tim Byfield
Sound Mixing by JD
Stephanie Ortiz as Mama Juana
Stephanie Ortiz as Maddysol
Stephanie Ortiz as Alizey Martini
Stephanie Ortiz as Jessica Bermudez
Pablo Gonzalez as Rey Bravo
Danny Hastings as Jorge
Danny Hastings as Danilo Valenzuela
Jesus Gonzalez as El Amigo
Quanzilla as Bobbito
Michael Diaz as Tito
Caridad De La Luz as Sucia #1
Laura Stylez as Sucia #2
Samantha Maldonado as Jessica’s Boss
Imagine as Javi
L Boogs Cell Mate #1
Rich Rose Cell Mate #2
Rome Rose Cell Mate #3
Richard Crawford Cell Mate #4
Sherwin Xel Cell Mate #5
Deena Mya as Francesca
Victoria Ortiz as Monica
ASSISTANT TO MISS ORTIS
ASSISTANTS TO MR. HASTINGS
J Thomas (J30)
STAND IN FOR MISS ORTIZ
STAND IN FOR MR. HASTINGS
GAFFER AND LIGHTING
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Rony Henriquez and Barcelona Deli ,
Katalina, Marcelo and Mojito Restaurant,
Max the Photographer
Kevin Foong and Bayard Studios
Tru Pettigrew, Andre Pinard and Joseph Segarra from Alloy Access
Tim, JD and Bionic
Zhamir Cueva and DJ Camilo from Blend Restaurant
Produced, written and directed by Danny Hastings