First Look: Richard Montoya’s Water & Power

Richard Montoya Water and PowerThe trailer for Water & Power is released and can be viewed below. The film marks the directorial debut for Richard Montoya.

“As a first time film maker I feel very fortunate but also the pressure to get it right – to raise the bar for Chicano Cinema which I remain committed to. For the story tellers, the people who send up smoke and work for change. To be an artist and an activist is an honor. To work with this team of collaborators is a privilege: Sundance, Suncast, Roberts & OBrien! Upward now…” said Montoya.

Water & Power, a Modern Noir on the streets of LA. Twin brothers nicknamed “Water” and “Power” from the hard scrabble Eastside streets of Los Angeles rise like prince’s through the city’s political and police ranks to become players in a complex and dangerous web of the powerful and corrupt of Los Angeles. One a decorated cop – the other a senator, find themselves in a seedy motel room on the eastern edge of Sunset Boulevard on a dark and rainy night. Something has gone very wrong. Can Power exist without Water? The Fixers and Powers of the city need answers. Everybody is looking for the Twins.

Nothing is concrete in LA – except the river…..

Water & Power will be in select theaters on May 2, 2014.

Water & Power Trailer:


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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

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