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A Connecticut Teen Joins His Family of Small-Town Criminals in ‘Delinquent’

A Connecticut Teen Joins His Family of Small-Town Criminals in 'Delinquent'

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Logline: It’s the story of a unruly teenager, Joey, who looks up to his small time criminal father. When his father invites him to be look out, a robbery goes wrong. Joey is caught between the his family, victims and cohorts.

Elevator Pitch: 
Joey, a kid from the wrong side of the tracks looks up to his father, Rich, and his father’s crew. They pull small-time, bullshit robberies around their rural town.

When one of Rich’s crew gets injured, Joey becomes their de facto look out for the night. The robbery goes wrong and the owner of the shop is killed. The town being as small as it is the owner is Joey’s childhood best friend’s father.

Joey is caught between the disintegrating crew, the impending polices, his responsibilities to his younger siblings, his conscious and a renewed interest in his former friend.

Production Team:
Executive Producer- Alvaro Baquero
Co-Producer/Co-Writer/Director- Kieran Valla
Co-Producer/Co-Writer – Levi Smock (Producer, “Anatomy of A Love Seen”)
Co-Producer/Cinematographer – Dan Marks (Cinematographer, “Test”)
Editor- Vanara Taing (“Robot Chicken,” “The Lego Movie Sequel”)

About the Film:
Kieran was inspired by the economic inequity that he witnessed growing up in rural Connecticut. He brought up the idea of two friends from opposite sides of the tracks, who had grown apart. Levi came on to help write and a year later they decided this was a project they had to make. A story that digs into the grey areas between right and wrong.

Two years later, they begged, borrowed, and realized their dream, enlisting their colleagues Dan and Alvaro, from the American Film Institute to shoot this ambitious project in the freezing Connecticut December.

Current Status: We are fundraising for post-production.

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