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Feature Film “The Adventures of Jubeez: Kid Boss”
Production Offices Located At:
L + G Films, LLC
610 Cll Rivera, Española, NM

For More Information
Writer-Director, Francisco V. Gonzalez,
Official Movie Trailer & Website:

To Be Released After or On April 14, 2018

Espanola Valley Locals Come Together To Produce Family Adventure Movie

(Espanola, NM February 28, 2018) – The state of New Mexico was recently named top six best places to shoot a movie. Until now, most of the filming has been centered around the major studios in Albuquerque. Writer-Director, Francisco V. Gonzalez III, El Buen Pastor Church, and residents of the Espanola Valley area are hoping to attract more productions to the area by showing the resources available in our area. They recently completed the production of a feature film titled, “The Adventures of Jubeez: Kid Boss,” which features the beauty of our land, our culture, and over 20 local actors who were supported by 22 local organizations and businesses.

The feature film is a fun, family, adventure movie about an 11-year old boy named Jubeez, played by Hernandez Elementary 5th-grader, Jericho Atencio. Jubeez has a thriving candy business at school yet has one big problem, he must overcome his biggest fear: dancing in a school talent show and risk losing his cool reputation in front of a pretty girl. If he doesn’t participate in the talent show, his performing arts school director, played by Roger Montoya of Moving Arts Espanola, will shut his business down.

To escape his problem, Jubeez devises a grand scheme which takes his friends and family on a forest ATV adventure shot on location 5 miles north of the Santuario de Chimayo at Gorham Ranch. In the forest, he experiences many life lessons about integrity, teamwork, faith, caring for the environment, and looking outwards towards community with a charitable heart.

Senior Pastor at El Buen Pastor Church, Danny Espinosa, says he wanted to support the film production because it’s really a story about building up your community and it’s written in the spirit of the bible scripture Philippians 2:3-16, “Do nothing from rivalry or conceitedness, but in humility consider the importance of others. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

Over 200 people attended the local auditions in Espanola, NM. Writer-Director, Francisco V. Gonzalez III, says the Espanola area has high potential to attract more films as he witnessed, “During auditions I was pleasantly surprised how many locals had professional acting resumes and quality acting experiences due to being on sets such as Longmire, Breaking Bad, and NBC’s The Night Shift, and other productions.”

The local kids received a once-in-a-lifetime experience by being able to act alongside professionals. Jubeez’ step-father was played by a veteran Hollywood actor Adrian R’ Mante who starred in the long running Disney mega-hit, “The Suite Life of Zach & Cody.” Liz Avelar, played Jubeez’ aunt. Liz has theater experience working with Society of Professional Journalist and featured in Spanish-language telenovelas in Los Angeles such as Secretos KVDA TV, Los Angeles.

The cast prepared for their roles by undergoing a rigorous six-week acting academic and physical training period, which included viewing acting training videos, answering fill-in-the-blank homework, and performing physical acting training exercises.

Chris Madrid, Rio Arriba County Economic Development Director says, “The high quality production of “The Adventures of Jubeez: Kid Boss” shows the film industry all the natural beauty and cost-effect resources we have a available to make a high-concept movie at very low expenses.”

To support the production many local organizations and businesses donated supplies, services, or resources. Santa Claran Hotel Casino provided rooms for out-of-town crew members, Lowe’s provided wood for set-design, Starbucks provided the crew with coffee, Wal-Mart donated food, El Buen Pastor provided staging facilities, NNMC provided printing services and audio recording gear, IAIA University provided a multi-million dollar digital dome, and over 22 other organizations and hundreds of individuals pitched in to help. The movie trailer can be viewed at

The premiere screening is tentatively set for July 28th, 2018 at Lensic Theaterr. To obtain tickets or volunteer to help at the special community event sign-up at

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List of local actors featured in “The Adventures of Jubeez: Kid Boss”

Talent Name
Role Played
Affinity to Espanola
Jericho Atencio
Starring Role
Student at Hernandez Elementary, Hernandez
Dominic Sandoval
Supporting Role
Student at Vigil Elementary, Espanola
Karla Dhamar Rubio Duarte
Supporting Role
Student at Vigil Elementary, Espanola
Roger Montoya
School Arts Director
Co-founder Moving Arts Espanola, Espanola
Louisa Baca
Tribal Chief
Santa Clara Pueblo
Annabelle Almager
Jubeez’ Mom
HR Director Rio Arriba County, Espanola
Veronica Vangese
Princess Mystic Forest Angels
Chimayo Resident & Current Student at NNMC
Elizabeth Padilla
Mystic Forest Angel
Chimayo Resident & Technician at Presbyterian Hospital
Jami Martinez
Mystic Forest Angel
Former NNMC student & Espanola resident
Dyami Juliana Marcus
Espanola Resident
Alyssa P. Salas
Mystic Forest Angel
Santa Fe College Student
Alexandria Salas
Crew Member
NNMC Business Graduate
Natalie Benavidez
Hipster Grandma
Santa Fe Resident
Joe Ray Pena
Tough guy
Espanola resident
Shaylee Martinez
College Student
Espanola Resident Attends Santa Fe College
Santana Adulo
Mystic Forest Angel
Attends San Juan Elementary
Francisco V. Gonzalez III
Espanola Resident
Bernie Padilla
Set Design
Espanola Resident
Ralph Marquez
UTV & ATVs Transportation
Espanola Resident
Gina Sanchez
Espanola Resident Government Employee
Andy Mumma
Production Assistant
Chimayo Resident
Sandy Mumma
Production Assistant
Chimayo Resident

List of Local Organizations and Companies Supporting “The Adventures of Jubeez: Kid Boss” Production and Espanola Filmmaking

El Buen Pastor Church (Production Offices, Training, & Kitchen)
KDCE Radio (Advertising)
Rio Grande Sun (Coverage: Announced Open Call Auditions)
Santa Clara Hotel & Resort Casino (Crew accommodations)
IAIA University (Digital Dome)
Boy Scouts of America (Gorham Scout Ranch & Staging Area)
Okeh Owingeh Airfield (Air strip)
Sopaipilla Factory Restaurant (Sponsorship)
Pueblo of Pojoaque (Native Indian Hoop Dancers)
99’s Woman Pilot Organization (Tesuque & Santa Fe Pilots & Airplanes)
Ortega’s Beef Jerky (Food & Set Location)
Espanola Moving Arts (Talent & Location)
Victory Faith Church (Props)
City of Espanola (Water)
Espanola Ready Mix (Dirt)
El Sol Restaurant (Lupita & Juan)
Starbucks Coffee (Coffee)
Baila Con Migo Zumba (Dance Choreography)
McDonald’s (Food & Supplies)
Walmart (Food & Supplies)
Reel Life Outfitters (Food & Crew)
Paragua Restaurant (Food)
Northern New Mexico College (Printing Services)
Hernandez Elementary
Vigil Elementary