Calloused Hands, which will be later released this year is the debut feature by The Cass Film Production alumnus Jesse Quinones. The movie stars Andre Royo, best known for playing the character Bubbles in critically acclaimed US TV series The Wire and was inspired by Jesse's real life childhood experiences.
The film tells the story of 12-year-old Josh, a promising baseball player who is mentored by his mother’s boyfriend Byrd (Andre Royo), a flawed adherent to and victim of the American dream but then forges his own path in life thanks to a long lost relative.
Since graduating Jesse and the company Woolfcub he founded with his brother Daniel has enjoyed a string of successes including documentaries such as Cagefighter (made as a student project), Shoeshine Girls and The Cable and dramas including Cold Calling and Arthur Cant. Fabio Dominguez, the cinematographer on Calloused hands, is also a Cass Film Production alumnus and has collaborated regularly with Jesse and Woolfcub.
Michael Upton, Academic Leader at The Cass said, "We're delighted for Jesse - completing a feature film is a massive acheivement and we're hoping for a sneak preview for our current students. It's already an exciting year for the film production area at The Cass - there are at least two other alumni debut features coming out in 2013."
Recent news from The Cass
Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm
The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.
Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.
Cass students transform library windows into exhibition space for Aldgate community arts event
The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.
Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.
Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.
Students from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have started a three-year regeneration collaboration with Belmonte, Italy.
The Cass will be hosting an exhibition of multimedia installations and live performances next week.
Students studying the urban development of cities in the Midlands recently had the opportunity to present their work to the Mayor of Leicester.
A group of Diploma Architecture students are working with the 15th Fulham Scout Group to create a live construction project.
A Jewellery Design graduate is fundraising to help her co-founded organisation, Mother Makers, exhibit at Munich Jewellery Week 2018.
BA Fine Art graduate named as winner of a national award.