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
Furniture and Product Design graduate, Mandie Beuzeval, has had a great success at the 2017 London Design Festival with her 'Great Dryer'.
A Cass Fine Art alumnus presents a solo exhibition, called Real Reality, at Beers London.
Jewellery Design graduate wins a prestigious award at the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017.
Senior lecturer, Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso, exhibited Precarious Balance / Equilibrio Precario at ArteSpazioTempo in Venice.
School celebrates it's coming together with series of exhibition and events attended by hundreds.
New solo exhibition of night photography by The Cass alumnus David George.
The Cass hosts an immersive exhibition exploring the diversity of Belgian architecture.
A group of graduates from The Cass, who took part in the successful Cass Starters project, will be exhibiting with SCP as part of the London Design Festival.
Artist Jaykoe , an alumnus of MA Fine Art at The Cass has two imminent exhibitions
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The Cass alumna takes part in new exhibition exploring the relationship between humans and machines.
We take a look at the new facilities opening to students at The Cass as the School completes its move to Calcutta House.
Graphic design studio, Regular Practice, will be collaborating with Cass Visual Communications as research partners.
Cass alumna's start up promises entertainment and stress relief - through wanton destruction
Cass MA by Project student exhibits at international exhibition of ethical metalworkers
Vicky Cowin wins Elle Decoration British Design Award for her exquisite woven wall hangings.