Comet, and Cupid, and Donner, and Blitzen,
But do you recall
The most famous Reindeer of all?
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows.
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games
Director Mark Alan Rodgriguez, from Westland, MI, founder of Mastermynd Media, is going to give this Holiday classic, children’s favorite an urban spin.
In the winter of 2021, Rudolf, the new kid at North Park High School is forced to join the basketball team with the kids who bully him unmercifully because of an obvious physical difference. This fighting almost leads to his expulsion from school for fighting. Can they put their differences aside and make it to the Christmas Eve Championship game? Can Rudolf, the red-nosed Reindeer lead his team to victory?
Check it out! A Concept Trailer, Written and Directed by Mark Rodriguez.
Coach Santana Claus came to say
“Rudolph, with your nose so bright
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”
As they shouted out with glee,
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You’ll go down in history”
Ryan Rudolf – Ji’Ri Ash-Shakoor, Doe Claus – Saige Peters, William Rudolf – Aqeel Ash-Shakoor Daniel Dasher – Dillon Peyerk, Kevin Comet – Curtis Roach, Coach Santana Claus – Mark Rodriguez, Sr. , Jahvon Blitzen – Gavin Peppers, Ricky Vixen – Freddie Velatayo, Rein Diaz – Mireia Jimenez-Pinilla, Principal Howard – Grover Mccants, Mrs. Grove – Layla Cushman, and Assistant Coach – Aaron Schwartz, among others.
RUDOLF MOVIE was filmed on location in Livonia and Detroit, Michigan, and dedicated to the city of Detroit. Mark Rodriguez, now living in Los Angeles, was born and raised just outside of Detroit, expresses what it means to him to return this story to the Motor City. Said Rodriques, “iIt meant the world to me to bring this project back home. Detroit has overcome so much in the last couple of decades and a similar journey is brought to life within Rudolf’s storyline.
“2020 has been a difficult year for most, but together there is nothing we can’t overcome.”
Mark Rodriguez is an actor and writer, known for Elevated Remedies (2017), Prisoner of Fear (2017) and The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015). To connect with Rodriguez on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/markalanrodriguez