The Red Queen

David Carren

USA, Action, 2009
105 min, HDCAM, Color


Gabby Salinas has spent her entire life yearning for a connection with her mother, who died during childbirth at the remote St. Amelia’s Mission on the muddy banks of the Rio Grande. Desperate to know where she came from, Gabby has been pressing her father for details all her life. But the man refuses to tell his daughter anything more than her mother was a poor immigrant from Nicaragua and that he’s a foster kid from Santa Fe. Despite many trials and obstacles, and determined, dangerous opponents, Gabby finally gains the connection with her mother that she has always desired. The film has earned an Honorable Mention in the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival and Second Place in the University Film and Video Association’s Screenwriting Competition.


World Premiere

David Bennet Carren has written and/or produced more than 200 films and television shows in almost every genre or media, from syndicated animation and independent features to CD-ROM and primetime television. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism at the University of Texas and his Master in Fine Arts at Spalding University. An instructor of film production and screenwriting at the University of Texas-Pan American, he lives with his wife and two children in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.


Producer: David Carren
Production Companies: Green Queen Productions
Screenwriter: David Carren
Cinematographer: Mike Salazar
Editor: Steve Escobar
Sound Design: Nickie Altamirano
Music: Joshua Becerra
Cast: Valente Rodriguez, Estephania LeBaron, Harley Kozak

the red queen


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Director David Carren and actor Valente Rodriguez in attendance.