Dominican-American writer/director from Providence, RI, Vega Montañez, draws the support of undefeated UFC fighters, Hip Hop Icons, Media Personalities, and an Emmy Award winning producer to bring his next feature film to audiences around the world.
NEW YORK, NY, April 04, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — From award-winning writer/director, Vega Montanez, comes the film ‘The Burden of Nine Lives’, an action revenge story that’ll keep viewers on the edge of their seats early next year. With ‘The Burden of Nine Lives’, Vega aims to keep the action front and center while subtly exploring the old adage “an eye for an eye”, the depth of human relationships, and the long fought battle of “Man v Career”.
‘The Burden of Nine Lives’ begins with Jimmy Diaz (Steven Staine-Fernandez), who has always struggled to find his own path in life. That all changes when his cousins, Donald (Jacob Rojas) and Curtis (AQ the G.O.D), convince him to go on a little heist. The heist goes as planned, but when Jimmy and the boys try to sell the merchandise, they find themselves face to face with the rightful owner and one of the most dangerous criminals in the city, Gabriel Androfille (Rico Hundo). Donald and Curtis are quickly executed, but Jimmy manages to escape the kingpin by running straight into oncoming traffic and getting hit by a car. Jimmy survives the accident, breaks out of the hospital, and goes on a warpath painting the city red to avenge his family.
Since the success of his first release, ‘The Hurt We Share’ (streaming on Tubi through Dame Dash Studios & Homestead Entertainment), Vega has continued to stake his claim in Hollywood by creating industry standard films featuring truly diverse casting with an indie budget. Actors from all walks of life are littered throughout the project while the main cast is majority men and women of color. As such A list talents like SkyZoo, Rico Hundo, Gastor Almonte, Pete Maddocks and undefeated ufc heavyweight Waldo Cortes-Acosta have signed on to star alongside upcomers Steven Staine-Fernandez, Ashley Rose Nicholas, Sabi García, Ari Brisbon, & Ezekiel Olukoya. With the anticipated releases of ‘Nico’, ‘A Quiet Road’, and ‘Beyond Detention’, Vega has pushed to make this his most action filled, adrenaline driven work yet.
To further strengthen his latest project, Vega has enlisted Emmy award-winning producer & director of the upcoming film “Nico”, Cosmo Losco, as well as award-winning producer/actress, Alysha M. Wright, and rising digital media mogul Cruzie Cruz to to bring this film to life along side him. The Burden of Nine Lives is set to begin filming in New York late April, with filming expected to last about two weeks. Although distribution plans are still in negotiations, the team behind the film is determined to bring The Burden of Nine Lives to theaters and streaming platforms spring 2024.
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