FFAM Group, LLC Presents
"LOVE FOR FAMILY RUNS DEEPER THAN BLOOD"
When a seasoned Mexican trainer decides to take in and train a
Black boxer, an unlikely and close friendship develops. Together
they come to realize that they may have more in common with
each other than they have with their own families.
Emilio Rivera is attached to new film entitled “Cuate.”
Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA - Emilio Rivera, known for his portrayal of Marcus Álvarez in the FX Hit Drama, Mayans M.C, and it’s hit origin show, Sons of Anarchy, has signed on to Star as the Lead Title role for project entitled, "Cuate." Written and directed by Trae Briers, who also wrote and directed the critically acclaimed independent films “In Your Eyes” (2006) and “TRADE” (2019).
“Cuate” tells the story of two men; an aging Mexican boxing coach and the Black boxing prodigy that he decides to take under his wing and train out of the renowned La Colonia Boxing Gym. The two come from vastly different backgrounds and life experiences. Through the training process, boxing becomes the vehicle to bring them together and unite them in a singular goal to make the Olympic boxing team. As an unlikely friendship develops between the two men, they realize they share common struggles, fears, and dreams. As their worlds are brought into alignment, a partnership is formed that will instill in them a greater understanding of each other’s respective heritage and culture. This story resonated well with Emilio Rivera, who states “I connected with this script instantly. Myself being an underdog and rejected for most of my young life, but later in life I made great friendships with people from all different cultures and realized that at the end of the day, we have more in common than we think.”
Taking place in Director/Writer/Producer Trae Briers' hometown of Oxnard, CA, “Cuate” is a love letter to the very heart and soul of the city; the people and cultures. The City of Oxnard, Mayor John Zaragoza states, “This film will capture the positive connection between African American and Mexican American culture and will bring light to our underserved communities and the champions of Oxnard’s-La Colonia boxing gym.”
“Cuate” is produced by FFAM Group, LLC, a film production company owned by Co-Owners, Trae Briers and Rubin Bryant, that focuses on creating quality projects that invoke emotion, humility, and humor to tell a story.
Emilio Rivera will produce the project under his production company Outside the Box Films. He is repped by Gloria Hinojosa with Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa Agency (AEFH).
Writer/Director Trae Briers and FFAM Group, LLC is repped by Holmes/Weinberg, PC.
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MEET THE TEAM
Trae Briers, MBA
Director | Writer | Producer
Co-Owner of FFAM Group, LLC | COO
Trae received his Bachelor’s Degree in Film Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara and holds an MBA specializing in Finance.
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Rubin Bryant, MA
Executive Producer| Producer
Co-Owner of FFAM Group, LLC | CEO
Rubin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Studies and a Masters in Management from The University of Arizona Global Campus
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Director of Photography | Producer
Alessandro Gentile is a professional cinematographer working in Los Angeles. In 2000, Gentile received his Bachelor’s Degree in Film Studies from the
University of California at Santa Barbara.
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Manuel Herrera is an Oxnard Hero. Being involved in many organizations and charities in the city, including the Board of Directors for the Historical Oxnard Performing Art Center Non Profit and the very Notable La Colonia Boxing Gym, Dr. Manuel Lopez Youth Center.
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