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Local Filmmaker to Shoot in Santa Cruz this Summer for 2020 Festival Run
by Checkered Pasts & Uncertain Futures
Friday May 11th, 2018 3:17 PM
No Volveré (I Will Not Return) explores the everyday lives of Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay’s working class communities as its residents struggle to adapt to massive cultural and economic shifts that have beset the region.
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No Volveré (I Will Not Return) is an English/Spanish spoken feature film that explores the impact of the tech industry on longtime residents of Santa Cruz, CA and the surrounding Monterey Bay. The story follows the daily life of Yahel Ramos, a landfill worker recently released from prison who struggles to reconnect with his 10-year-old son, and Mari Carson, a vagabond teen who relies on her smartphone to navigate her day-to-day survival on the streets.

No Volveré Indiegogo Campaign Video
https://vimeo.com/257206057

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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/no-volvere

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Filmmaker and Midtown native, Drew Adams, has announced a campaign to support his second feature film via crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
 
Adams’ film, No Volveré (I Will Not Return), explores the everyday lives of Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay’s working class communities as its residents struggle to adapt to massive cultural and economic shifts that have beset the region.

The story follows two characters who strive to transcend their checkered pasts and uncertain futures:
 
Yahel Ramos (played by Live Oak native Yahel Townsend), a landfill worker who attempts to reconnect with his 10-year-old son after a stint in prison, and Mari Carson (played by Midtown native Meghan Brandt), a runaway teen who swindles men on dating apps as means for her day-to-day survival.
 
In the neorealist tradition of post-war classics like De Sica’s Bicycle Thief, which explored the desperate conditions of Rome in the throes of fascism, and more recent films like Sean Baker’s The Florida Project and Lady Bird, Greta Garwig’s ode to Sacramento, No Volveré continues Adams’ mission to shed light on the overlooked communities of Steinbeck Country.
 
The production will take place throughout Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and the surrounding Monterey Bay this summer. No Volveré’s Indiegogo campaign expires on Sunday, May 20th at 11:59pm PDT.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/no-volvere
https://www.novolvere.com
https://www.instagram.com/no_volvere_movie/
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by Checkered Pasts & Uncertain Futures Friday May 11th, 2018 3:17 PM
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The production will take place throughout Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and the surrounding Monterey Bay this summer. No Volveré’s Indiegogo campaign expires on Sunday, May 20th at 11:59pm PDT.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/no-volvere
https://www.novolvere.com