Rosita Lopez for President

About the Film

Starring Daniela Bobadilla (AWAKE, ANGER MANAGEMENT) and Charles Robinson (ANTWONE FISHER, NIGHT COURT), ROSITA LOPEZ FOR PRESIDENT is about Rosita Lopez, a 14-year-old girl scout who is running for President of the United States of America. As she tries to garner votes, she renews more than just a faith in democracy in an older man who has been estranged from his son for many years. Despite his insistence that she is too young to run, she manages to convince him that she might just be the right candidate for the job.

This short film was created through Film Independent’s signature diversity program, Project Involve. Each fellow was given a theme — democracy and California — and was asked to create a short film. Sponsored by Panavision, NBC/Universal, Wildfire Post-Production Sound and Color Space Finishing, each team was given a package and a limited amount of time to create a short film.