Andrew Perez (Ed, Screenwriter) grew up in northern California. As a teenager, he performed with A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory and traveled to London where he played James in Time On Fire at the Royal National Theatre. He went on to study theatre at Northwestern University, where – aside from acting – he began writing plays. As a freshman, he received a CIRA grant to produce his stage adaptation of the novella A Clockwork Orange, in which he also played Alex. In his junior year, Andrew wrote a kitchen-sink drama called Spiderman Versus Batman, which marked his first collaboration with Dillon Porter. Fittingly, Dillon played a rebellious young man raving against his absent father, foreshadowing his portrayal of Dion in Bastards y Diablos. The same year, Andrew wrote and performed a one-man show called I AM KINSKI about Werner Herzog’s notorious best fiend, Klaus Kinski.

After finishing college, Andrew performed in Chicago with the Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, and Steep Theatre companies and graduated from the School at Steppenwolf. Since moving to Los Angeles, Andrew has combined his theatre pursuits with film roles. Favorite L.A. theatre credits include needtheater’s Mercury Fur (Ovation Ensemble nominee) and the title role in Oswald. Recent film work includes Engagement (Film Buff) and Rubber Soul (SXSW 2014). Andrew just wrapped his role as Scientology’s leader David Miscavige in the upcoming Louis Theroux feature for BBC Films/Red Box (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugarman).

Dillon Porter (Dion, Producer) holds a degree from Northwestern University where he studied theater. He met Andrew Perez his sophomore year and the two have collaborated on several projects since.

An Oregonian by birth, Dillon spent his early childhood in the sand and surf of Baja California, México. Upon completion of high school back in Oregon, Dillon received an ambassadorial scholarship to study in Bahia, Brazil with the Rotary Program.

Post graduation from Northwestern, Dillon worked in Chicago with Mary Zimmerman in Pericles, alongside Tracy Letts at Steppenwolf Theater and with David Schwimmer’s company Lookingglass Theatre.

Upon being cast in Joe Mantello’s The Ritz on Broadway, Dillon promptly moved to New York City. Years in New York led Dillon to directing and producing, most notably his adaptation of Dubstep Hamlet at Webster Hall.

Currently in Los Angeles, Dillon is now engaged in filmmaking. Credits include Milwaukee, Blue Highway, Rubber Soul, Play Through & Barrie Linden.

He is also a proud uncle and a video game character in Max Payne III.

Juanita Arias (Young Bruni) is an actress from Colombia where she is known for her television work as a regular in the popular series Mama Tambien as well as the protagonist in last year’s hit Colombian film Amores Peligrosos, directed by Antonio Dorado.

Raised in Bogota, she spent three years in New York studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute, as well as six months studying screen acting at London's Met Film School. Since moving to the United States a year ago, Juanita has been seen in over seventy episodes recurring as Aylin in the Telemundo television series En Otra Piel. Other film work includes Demental, Drama Class, and Zambo Dende. In addition to her roles in many Colombian telenovelas, she’s appeared in commercials for Cartier, Gillette, and McDonalds. As a model she’s been the face of Falabella, ELA, and Reebok – for whom she is currently the Colombian ambassador. She recently moved to Los Angeles.

Sebastian Eslava (Young Gabriel) was born in Bogota, Colombia. He studied acting at the Stella Adler Acting Academy in Los Angeles, where he met his current acting mentor Ron Burrus. During his time in L.A., Sebastian starred in the Paul Miller’s cult hit Cinco de Mayo, The Battle. Since returning to Colombia, he has worked on several television shows including Mama Tambien, alongside Bastards y Diablos co-star Juanita Arias.

Currently, Sebastian is in post-production for The Game of Love, a feature film he wrote, produced and starred in. He can also be seen playing Tyler Barrol in the Colombian version of the television series Revenge. Sebastian has spent the past seven years collaborating with Ian Jessel and Camilo Molano on research and pre-production for the Alfonso Pineda Ulloa-directed biopic “AQUÍ ESTOY YO” (HERE I AM), which brings to life the incredible story of worldrenowned Colombian bullfighter, Pepe Caceres - who just so happens to be Sebastian's father.

Directed by
A. D. Freese

Executive Producer
Dillon Porter

Executive Producer
Andrew Perez

Produced by
Andrew Perez
A.D. Freese
Dillon Porter
Peter Grigsby
Eric G. Johnson
Joe Milner

Associate Producers
Ben Templin
Maximilian Frauchiger
David Nayan

Film Editing by
A.D. Freese

Director of Photography
Peter Grigsby

Music by
Louis Febre

Supervising Sound Editor
Joe Milner

Production Sound Mixer
Ben Templin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Joe Milner

Additional Film Editing by
Jon Lefkovitz
Maximilian Frauchiger


Young Ed
Young Dion
Ed Rojas
Dion Rojas
Young Gabriel
Young Bruni
Cousin Jairo
Aunt Ana
Padre Gabriel
Cousin Diana
Edwin Trujillo, Esq.
Uncle Alejandro
Sympathetic Cousin
Cousin’s Dancing Friend
Rojas Family

Zipa Dancing Girl
Double-Date Redhead
Double-Date Brunette
Cafeteria Waitress
Cartagena Street Rappers

Dion’s Cartagena Date
Rooftop Opera Singer
Mango Vendor
Daniel Andres Castillo
Rio Manjero
Andrew Perez
Dillon Porter
Sebas Eslava
Juanita Arias
Brunhilde Otto
Constanza Marek Otto
Rubén Dario Arciniegas
Vicky Zorrilla Vaughn
Gabriel Antonio Mejia Montoya
François Balavoine
Elvirita Restrepo
Brian Porter
Laura Piquero
Santiago Mendez Parodi
Alejandro Perez Restrepo
Chanthal Fadul
Sylvana Acosta Perez
Dayana Molina
Sara Perez Restrepo
Luis Acosta
Blanca Restrepo de Delgado
Tatiana Perez Zuluaga
Paola Balavoine
Ricardo Contreras
Alvaro Contreras
Nicolas Acosta
Maria Clara Perez Restrepo
Camila de Valenzuela Gallego
Gabriel Jimenez Fernandez
Becky Fitton
Mitchel Rueda
Marcela Arias
Isabel Rico
Andres El Papi, Jackson Valderrama,
Vamos Everyday
Leidy Munoz
Simon Olano
Gloria Gomez


Post Production Assistant
Brendan Maghran

Talia Stol
Martha Gonzalez Ruvalcaba

Production Consultants
Eric J. Adams
Matt Delman

Production Assistants
François Balavoine
Juan Manuel Perez Zuluaga
Alejandro “Pikis” Perez Zuluaga
Alejandro Perez Restrepo

Location Drivers
Juan Manuel Perez Zuluaga
Alejandro “Pikis” Perez Zuluaga
François Balavoine
Tatiana Perez Zuluaga
Ricardo Contreras
Brian Porter
Sara Perez Zuluaga
Fundacion Hogares Claret

Special Thanks
Fundacion Hogares Claret
Ximena Tello Dorronsoro
Diego Velasquez
Olga Lucia Velez
Ari Davis
Juan Manuel Perez Zuluaga
Maria Teresa Rua
Alejandro “Pikis” Perez Zuluaga
Carlos Eduardo Montoya Velasco
Yolanda Velasco Montoya
Nicole Pellegrino
Eric J. Adams
Eric G. Johnson
Vicky Zorrilla Vaughn
Brunhilde Otto
Constanza Marek
Amanda Krieg Thomas
Peter Levin
Nicolás Briceño Gómez


Filmed On Location In
Santa Marta
Fort Lauderdale

In Loving Memory
José Luis Perez
Elvirita Restrepo

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