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AMERICAN UNDERDOG is the story of an Indian-American immigrant and amateur MMA fighter, fresh out of jail; a Prodigal Son who must redeem and rebuild his life to become a better man. During an unexpected encounter in a convenience store our protagonist steps in to stop a robbery, and finds himself suddenly and uncomfortably in the limelight hailed as a local hero. He is entered into a local MMA tournament, and in order to win, he must look deep within to overcome his past transgressions in order to find redemption and move forward.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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An IMMORTAL THOUGHTS AND MULBERRY FILMS PRODUCTION “AMERICAN UNDERDOG” 

STORY BY VISHY AYYAR SCREENPLAY BY GUSTAVO MARTIN & MATTHEW MASCIA

INTRODUCING VISHY AYYAR 

TAYLOR TREADWELL ANDREW GRAY SULEKA MATHEW OMI VAIDYA 

WITH VERONICA FALCÓN AND DANNY TREJO 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY DEREK FISHER

MUSIC BY DARREN MORZE 

EDITED BY CHRIS CIBELLI 

CASTING BY LISA ESSARY, C.S.A.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS JOSEPH LANIUS CHAITRA VEDULLAPALLI NEAL PATEL SWETHA PAKALA

PRODUCED BY NAVEEN A. CHATHAPURAM RASHAANA SHAH CRISTY COORS BEASLEY 

DIRECTED BY GUSTAVO MARTIN

NEWS

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Danny Trejo and Veronica Falcón Board Indie Sports Drama 'American Underdog'

DEADLINE

5/2/2023

https://deadline.com/2023/05/danny-trejo-veronica-falcon-board-indie-sports-drama-american-underdog-1235352608/

Santa Fe Film Festival 2024 Announces Lineup

https://santafefilmfestival.com/index/pressrelease2024/

American Underdog to Open Santa Fe Film Festival 2024

https://ladailypost.com/santa-fe-film-festival-celebrates-24-years/

Santa Fe Film Festival Opening Night

Santa Fe.com

4/18/2024

https://santafe.com/santa-fe-film-festival/

 

Danny Trejo to Receive Santa Fe Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award​

DEADLINE

4/20/2024

https://deadline.com/2024/04/danny-trejo-lifetime-achievement-award-santa-fe-film-festival-1235890887/

 

Machete speaks: Danny Trejo is an actor of character

​Santa Fe New Mexican 

Written by Spencer Fordin

4/26/2024

https://www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/machete-speaks-danny-trejo-is-an-actor-of-character/article_680d2414-fce7-11ee-a7c6-5f817d28e3a5.html

Los Alamos Film & Culture 2024 Festival Announces Line Up

Los Alamos Reporter

4/17/2024

https://losalamosreporter.com/2024/04/17/los-alamos-film-and-culture-festival-announces-schedule-of-events/

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Winner Best Actor Veronica Falcón
Winner Best Cinematographer Derek Fisher
 
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