Cans at Dawn - Director's Cut

Ernesto becomes a young man when he overcomes his bullies and his shame, as he helps his mom pick cans in downtown L.A.

Special selection Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Winner Mexico International Film Festival. Special honor from HBO Latino. Special selection San Diego International Film Festival.

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Special selection 65th Festival de Cannes, Short Corner and Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and New Filmmakers LA.

Director: Nikki Taylor Roberts

Writer/Producer: Carlos Ibarra, 

Executive Producer: Jose Yenque

Slumflower Trailer

director: Augustus Tremaine Romeo

co-director: Nikki Taylor-Roberts






director: Nikki Taylor-Roberts

Skit - Opener

"Do You" Johnny Voltik, Director's cut

director: Nikki Taylor Roberts

Director: Nikki Taylor Roberts

Port au Prince Car Interview -- Production & Location scout.

In A Girl from Haiti, the fear of losing everything complicates a bright-eyed teen's brave escape to Miami as her country teeters on the verge of total chaos in the wake of a massive earthquake in 2010.

All our heroine, Salome wanted was to finish her senior year and go Miami to live with her dad. Instead, she loses everything when a massive earthquake takes her grandmother and turns her life, her village, and her country upside down. The only people she has left in the world is her friend Louis, and his best friend, St. Jean -- the local thief who Salome blames for her grandmother's death.  

But it's St. Jean's street-smarts that mean the survival for the trio in the chaos. Salome's plans for escape are put on hold as they hustle as water-dealers amongst the displaced refugees in a dangerous tent city. Latent feelings between Salome and Louis tie her to the group and complicates the trio. But time is running out. A water shortage, the cut-off of UN aid, and the increased violence make Salome realize that she must escape Haiti by any means -- even if she has to brave it alone.

Salome must choose between her heart and her own survival or she will watch her world crumble around her again. This time for good.


Out of Darkness Trailer - Festival de Cannes 2011 (short)

Director:Nikki Taylor Roberts

Romance Remiss #TalesofaTroubledRomantic