Latina Lawyer-Turned Actress Stars In New Film

Lisann Valentin breaks the mold of Latino portrayal in new film, Made from Scratch
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Sept. 19, 2012 - PRLog -- NEW YORK – Latina lawyer-turned-actress Lisann Valentin stars in the new independent film Made From Scratch, breaking the mold in the portrayal of Latinos in the media.

Valentin, a New York native, is to star in the role of Victoria Alvarado, a successful executive who secretly struggles with her sexuality. With the scarcity of positive images of Latinos in the media, Lisann is proud to have landed the coveted role. “I'm honored to play a powerful Latina in a feature film, especially when such roles are few and far between.”  

"My goal is to bring truth to my characters and to be the best example possible of what women – specifically Latinas – are capable,” says Valentin. “The media portrays a limited view of Latinas, yet in real life we are lawyers, doctors, executives, and beyond. Although the tide is slowly turning, that reality is hardly depicted. To get to fulfill that goal is not only an honor - it’s a dream come true.”

Funding for the film is contingent on a successful crowdfunding campaign recently launched on Indiegogo.

"People will stand behind this film because it speaks universal truths about women, about family, about sexuality, and about forging our own paths in this life,” says the actress. Filming for the Atlanta-based production, written and directed by David-Matthew Barnes, is set to begin in November 2012.

Lisann Valentin is a lawyer-turned-actress, living in New York City.   Currently in lead and supporting roles in two web series, she is also a writer, producer, and social media consultant. She has written several short films and is the founder of the lifestyle blog  Learn more on her website or follow her on twitter

This upcoming indie film is written and directed by David-Matthew Barnes and produced by the Pinwheel Entertainment Group and Hoop Earrings Entertainment.

Lisann Valentin as Victoria Alvarado (Lead)
Mallorie Halsall as Sahara Mobley (Lead)
Heather Brant as Claudia Veramonte (Lead)
LaKisha Long as Tameka Walker (Lead)

Four women from different worlds reach a breaking point and search for an escape from their lives: a new bride, a single mother, a suburban wife, and a successful executive.

For more information visit the film website: or Indiegogo campaign:

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