This is the third film that San Roman helms through her production company Reelhouse Productions, and her first collaboration with Henriques. Her co-director reveals that the story was what really sold him on joining San Roman. On his style as a director Henriques reveals "Each project I make is different and I've tried to avoid the trap of making the same film twice. Each new story should have a different look and feel. It should always be motivated by the story, I don't try and squeeze a unique story into a film style because it looks cool or it's popularity. If it doesn't mesh with the narrative, then it's not a part of my vision." About her hope for the future of Latinos and women in film San Roman shares "As a female director, you have to bring the passion of the story to the screen and let the audience feel it. I'd love to see so many more Latinas and females making films audiences want to see and relate too".
Director, Producer, and Writer of Rich Boy Rich Girl
Judy San Roman is an actress and producer, known for Fair Market Value (2019), Rich Boy, Rich Girl (2019) and In Sickness (2019). Judy’s life calling manifested when her passion for living and storytelling coalesced in the penning of her heartfelt memoir, “They’re Fake and They’re Spectacular”, which candidly describes her triumph over breast cancer. Her new lease on life set off a firestorm of creativity in Judy, thrusting her into a career of writing and filmmaking. Judy’s first feature film In Sickness garnered many accolades and San Roman was recognized at the Nohu Film Festival for her outstanding work as executive producer. San Roman wasted no time getting busy with her next project, this time casting International Latina sensation Luisiana Lopilato (Michael Buble’s wife) in feature film Fair Market Value. Judy, a Latina herself, understands the struggles of minorities trying to break into American cinema. Judy’s “no limits” attitude will soon take Reelhouse into new territory, exploring macabre and gritty themes with a horror film and fight film slated for production in 2019.
Andy is a front desk clerk with a little ambition until he finds his muse. Hayley is a beautiful shampoo girl chasing big dreams in NYC. When their worlds collide in a hapless run-in, The starstruck lovers assume false identities and follow the script of life from the same self-improvement book which lead to potentially bigger problems than they could have ever dreamed.
Andrew is an established editor, writer, producer and director based in New York City. He is thrilled to be expanding his role in film by joining San Roman for a second time on Rich Boy Rich Girl. He is best known for editing San Roman’s award winning film In Sickness and for producing, directing and editing the shorts Power of Prayer and Mirror Image. Henriques has also worked on the 2013 film Sleeping With The Fishes starring Gina Rodriguez and Ana Or'z. About his editing style for Rich Boy Rich Girl Henriques shares “I have seen editors in the past making choices based on style and the "cool factor" more and more in modern cinema. Their editing choices are not based on substance and become very visible-the story takes a back seat to a visual spectacle. I wanted to make the editing invisible. My choice of cuts were motivated by the story so the average viewer would not notice the editing so they can be engrossed by the narrative. Story first”.
'Rich Boy, Rich Girl' tells the story of Andy and Haley two Y generation dreamers that meet and begin dating through false pretenses. When their lies catch up with them they are forced to take a good look at their choices and become the people they dreamed of. The film stars Cody Longo (Nashville), Sasha Jackson (The Royals, One Tree Hill), C. Thomas Howell (Marvels, The Punisher) and Elaine Hendrix (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll). San Roman and Henriques are passionate about filmmaking and delivering heartfelt stories that audiences can connect to but understand the inherent challenges and risks that can form part of the experience. "Whenever you start a project, you can't imagine the journey that awaits you. That was especially true of Rich Boy Rich Girl. It proved to be a difficult shoot with a 24-day filming schedule, 19 locations and up to 6 setups per spot" shares Henriques