Triggering Coming of Age Short “Me 3.769” premieres on HBO and Holly Shorts “Female Director’s Block” August 10th at 2:30pm PST
Inspired, in part, by true events, the numerically titled film, Me 3.769, tells the story of a pubescent girl from Miami that endured sexual abuse by a trusted male figure. The searing script was adapted from Del Valle’s celebrated one-woman play Brownsville Bred, an off-Broadway show that debuted in New York City in 2011.
The triggering nine-minute short, starring Rodolfo Salas (‘Betty en New York’) and debuting actress, Samantha Lopez, screens at the Holly Shorts Film Festival, one of the nation’s premier Oscar-qualifying film events, Saturday, August 10 at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Tickets: https://hollyshortsff.eventive.org/films/5d3fe28ba52df4006e2288d9.
The HBO acquisition Me 3.769 comes on the heels of a successful film festival circuit tour, with stops at the Miami Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, The Maryland International Film Festival, and The Borrego Springs Film Festival, to the forthcoming Harlem Hip-Hop Film Festival.
Elaine Del Valle has worked as a casting director for nearly a decade. In recent years, she’s manifested her passion for storytelling through directing and producing. In 2017 the short film Victor & Isolina, which she produced, screened at Sundance.