Hans Howes – best known as “Bandy” from the film There Will Be Blood
Luca Oriel – recurring role on hit Showtime series Shameless
Andre Royo – best known from his role in HBO’s The Wire and recently booked on new TV show pilot picked up by Amazon called Hand of God starring Ron Perlman, the star of Hellboy
Calloused Hands, which features an award winning performance from Wire star Andre Royo, will host its theatrical release on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Laemmle Theatre in Pasadena, followed by screenings in Miami and New York.
The hard-hitting drama, based on the true story of its writer/director Jesse Quinones, tells the narrative of Josh, a 12-year-old mixed race boy growing up in Miami who shows promise as a baseball player. Josh is neglected by his mother, who is abused by her boyfriend Byrd. Josh manages to forge his own path when his estranged grandfather insists he studies for his Bar Mitzvah.
In spite of its micro budget, Calloused Hands premiered at the Miami International Film Festival and went on to screen in over 15 film festivals winning numerous awards. The heart-warming film was later picked up by New York based distributor Kino Lorber.
Elizabeth Sheldon, Vice President of Kino Lorber adds, “Kino Lorber is extremely proud to be releasing first-time director Jesse Quinones’ feature film, Calloused Hands.” Fans of Andre Royo, who will be in attendance at the theatrical release, will find him as compelling as ever in the lead role of this coming-of-age drama that blends Latino, Jewish and sports themes. Calloused Hands also stars Daisy Haggard (Showtime’s Episodes), Hans Howes (There Will Be Blood), and features a breakout performance from 14-year-old teenage actor Luca Oriel.
Andre Royo, who also served as one of the producers on the project mentions, “people should see Calloused Hands because it’s an intense, heart-felt, and honest story about the pursuit of perfection. This is a compelling drama that shows the power of self-reflection and a true examination of purpose in parenting.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. For additional information on screenings and ticket prices, please visit http://www.laemmle.com/films/38306. For more information about the film, please visit: www.callousedhandsmovie.com.