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Mano a Mano

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Mano a Mano

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As students of the Cinema and Television Arts Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) we are proud to present to you our current senior thesis television pilot project, Mano a Mano

Mano a Mano follows Rafael, a Latino social media influencer with a passion for cooking, whose life changes when he is thrust into the world of Luchadores and is tasked with succeeding his former father's business.


Rafael has always been independent of his family, choosing his dreams over his father’s business.That business being Lucha libre, which he despised because he felt that his father always chose the business over him. After his father’s unexpected death, he is the only one that can save the failing family business. He must now decide whether to support the business or follow his own dreams of owning a restaurant. Will he decide Lucha or the restaurant? We will just have to see his two worlds go "mano a mano"





Producers- Kimberly Lopez & Justin Gonzalez

Director- Diego Lopez de Anda

Assistant Director- Kloei Villanueva

Production Designer-Ariyon Blackwell

Director of Photography- Gilbert Bernal

Gaffer- Gloria Bali

Camera- Bea Ba

Sound Recorder- Stephanie Herniquez

Sound Editor- Cindy Campo

Editor-Adrian Galera

Message from Crew

We are a group of eager student filmmakers that have demonstrated professionalism and passion throughout our time at CSUN. As we enter our final semester and look forward to graduating this May, it is exciting to say that we have reached the final project of our undergraduate career. This television pilot will be our last opportunity to demonstrate our diverse skillset and add to our growing portfolio. 

However, we need your help to raise money for this project, so we can do the following:

  • Pay for locations and filming permits
  • Rent professional lighting, sound, and filming equipment
  • Purchase wardrobe, props, set design materials, etc.
  • Compensate outside talent and other costs Any donation amount is greatly appreciated and will not go unnoticed. 

Thank you for your support!❤️


-Mano a Mano Crew

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