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Story Logline: When the Venezuelan Mob kidnaps his daughter, a wealthy American businessman embarks on a search that puts his entire family at risk and sends him down a dangerous path that leads all the way back to his childhood. (Inspired by true events)

Character Profiles

Jose Rodriguez – Male – Latino/American -- (Protagonist)
Age Range: Initially 10 years old. 18 at another point, and 30ish in the main body of the film.
Background: Initially an energetic child. Has a Venezuelan mother, and an American Father that is a Petroleum Engineer and Business Executive assigned to work for an American Oil company in Venezuela. Jose falls victim to juvenile delinquency, and sorely struggles to live up to his father’s demands. He starts studying petroleum engineering for a couple of years in Houston, TX, but drops out and marries Teresa and they start building a life in Venezuela.
Occupation: As an adult he works as an oil executive/engineer in his father’s company in Venezuela.
Goal: Build a highly successful oil exploration and oil brokerage firm in Venezuela.
Character Traits: Magnetic personality, driven businessman, insecure, workaholic, desperate

Ivan Calderon – Male – Latino -- (Antagonist)
Age Range: Initially 12 years old. 20 at another point, and 30ish in the main body of the film.
Background: Initially abandoned on the streets of Caracas, Venezuela as a child. He learns to live off the streets until that rough life nearly gets him killed. He befriends Jose but is abandoned again, and desperate to be accepted he finds a family, the Mob in Venezuela.
Occupation: Fast riser through the ranks of the Venezuelan mob, and desperate for success and acceptance he seeks far more.
Goal: Become the mob kingpin, and make his friend pay dearly for betraying him and violating a blood pact.
Character Traits: Jealous, ruthless, deceptive, community activist, greedy

Chongo –Male – Latino
Ages: Initially, 20; later, 30ish
Occupation: Street punk/gangster. Main Mob lieutenant for Ivan.
Goal: Enjoy the mobster life, unlimited sex, and rise up the ranks of the Venezuelan Mob.
Character Traits: Ruthless, deceptive, cruel, greedy and yes man to Ivan.

Cesar Rodriguez – Male – Latino/American
Age Range: Initially 8 years old. 30ish in the main story.
Occupation: Works in his brother Jose’s business.
Goal: Make some money, get married to Vicki, and support his brother’s goals.
Character Traits: Supportive, impulsive, strategist.

Teresa Rodriguez – Female – American/Caucasian
Ages: 20’s in college; later, 30ish
Occupation: Registered Nurse and Community activist. Married to Jose, mother of Anna
Goal: Educate sex workers in Venezuela about the danger and risks of their profession. Enjoy a tranquil family life in Venezuela.
Character Traits: Generous, Educated, Caring, Frightful, Distrusting

Anna Rodriguez – Female – Latino/American, daughter of Jose and Teresa
Age: 8
Goal: Grow up and enjoy childhood. Escape from captivity, and stay alive.
Character Traits: Energetic, Daring, Curious, Frightful

Cheecho Male Latino
Age Range: Initially 18 years old; 30ish in the main story.
Occupation: Runs his family’s martial arts studio in Caracas.
Goal: Live a normal life. Community activist in Caracas, fight injustices.
Character Traits: Supportive, Muscular/athletic, Impulsive, Introspective

Juan de la Plata –Male – Latino
Age: 40ish
Occupation: Mob Godfather of Venezuelan Mob.
Goal: Expand his territorial control, and recruit Jose for his business acumen.
Character Traits: Deceptive, Suave, Refined, Invisible

Miguel –Male – Latino
Age: 20ish
Occupation: Truck driver.
Goal: Keep Ivan and Chongo satisfied.
Character Traits: Helpful, Uneducated, Stubborn

Barbaro –Male – Latino, Bearded, Husky
Age: 20ish
Occupation: Gangster
Goal: Carry out the dirty work, and killings for Ivan and Chongo.
Character Traits: Concealing, Uneducated, Brutal, Bombastic, Loyal

Maria –Female – Latino
Age range: 1725
Occupation: Sex worker
Goal: Stay alive, save her younger sister Alicia, and escape the Mob’s control.
Character Traits: Fearful, Evasive, Helpful, Vulnerable, Protective, Survivor

Alicia –Female – Latino
Age range: 14 18
Occupation: Sex worker
Goal: Stay alive, and escape the Mob’s control.
Character Traits: Panicked, Helpful, Innocent

Daniella –Female – Latino
Age range: 20 30
Occupation: Sex worker
Goal: Stay alive, and keep Chongo and Ivan satisfied.
Character Traits: Nice exterior, Playful, Crafty, Sensual

Yovanna –Female – Latino
Age range: 25 35
Occupation: Sex worker
Goal: Stay alive, and keep Chongo and Ivan satisfied.
Character Traits: Manipulative, Scared, Withholding, Sensual

Motel Clerk –Female – Caucasian
Age range: 30 50
Occupation: Motel clerk
Goal: Selfserving, and looking for the big score.
Character Traits: Underhanded, Rude, Nervous, Scheming, Survivor, Protective

Margarita Rodriguez –Female – Latino
Age range: 35 45
Occupation: Jose and Cesar’s mother, housewife.
Goal: Nurturing to her sons, and Ivan when he moves in.
Character Traits: Maternal, Generous, Protective, Unaware

Peter Johnson –Male – Caucasian
Age range: 35 50
Occupation: Jose and Cesar’s father. Petroleum Engineer with his own consulting business.
Goal: Build his consulting business. Influence his sons to grow up and be successful.
Character Traits: Paternal, Impersonal, Controlling, Professional, Anger

Father Bernardo –Male – Latino
Age range: 35 50
Occupation: Parish Priest in Caracas.
Goal: Protect and guide his parishioners.
Character Traits: Nice exterior, Generous, Kind, Helpful, Nervous

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