The successful festival short film BROKEN tells the story of a boxer from East Los Angeles struggling with defeat and unrealized dreams.
David Wendelman wrote, produced and directed BROKEN, shooting entirely on location in East Los Angeles. Wendelman collaborated with Director of Photography Francisco Bulgarelli to create the film's gritty and haunting imagery. And former WBO (World Boxing Organization) Heavy Weight Championship boxer Michael Bentt took on the roles of Creative Producer, Fight Coordinator and Key Boxing Trainer, bringing an almost Neo-realist authenticity to this boxing drama.
BROKEN has been selected to screen at over a dozen film festivals both in the U.S. and internationally, including Italy, Mexico, Peru and Cuba.
The star of BROKEN, Jose Yenque who plays the small-time boxer Luis Morales, won the BEST ACTOR AWARD at the 6 Festival Internacional de Cine Hispano in Mexicali, Mexico. BROKEN was also one of four films nominated for the Jury Award for Best Short Narrative at the 10th Annual International Latino Film Festival-San Francisco Bay Area.