Looking for Maria Sanchez

Original Title: 200 Cartas

technical information

2013; Puerto Rico; Comedy, Romance; 97 minutes; DCP, HDCAM-SR; 1:1.85; 5.1 mix; Original Language: English, Spanish; Subtitles: English, Spanish

credits

Director
Bruno Irizarry
Writer
Bruno Irizarry
D.O.P.
Raoul Germain
Editor
Pedro Javier Muñiz
Music
Geronimo Mercado
Executive Producer
Roberto Alcazar, Eduardo R. Emanuelli Fonalledas, Gustavo Trucco, Puerto Rico Film Commission, Shimmy McHugh, Bruno Irizarry
Production Company
Vanguardia Films
Producer
Bruno Irizarry, Shimmy McHugh, Javier Enrique Perez

cast

Raul
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Yolanda
Dayanara Torres
Juan
Jaime Camil
Rebeca
Monica Steuer
Maria Sanchez
Mayra Matos Pérez
  • Bruno Irizarry
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Dayanara Torres
  • Jaime Camil

Bruno Irizarry

Bruno Irizarry is an actor and director, known for Rum Diary (2011), 200 Cartas (international title: Looking for Maria Sanchez) (2013) and Shut Up and Do It! (2007).

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2011
The Rum Diary (actor)
2007
Shut Up and Do It!
photo of Bruno Irizarry

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the first incarnation of "In the Heights" his sophomore year at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Off-Broadway, "In The Heights" received nine Drama Desk nominations, including best music, best lyrics, and it won the award for outstanding ensemble performance. It received the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for best musical and the Obie Award for outstanding music and lyrics. Lin-Manuel was awarded with the Theater World Award for outstanding debut Performance and the Clarence Derwent Award both for Mr. Miranda's performance.



He is the recipient of the 2007 ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award and has appeared on Die Sopranos (1999) and Sex and the City (1998), Dr. House (2004), and The Electric Company (2006). He is also a co-founding member of Freestyle Love Supreme, a hip-hop comedy group that tours comedy festivals all over the world.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2012
Freestyle Love Supreme
2012
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
TV Series
2013
How I Met Your Mother (guest starring)
2011
Modern Family (guest starring)
2009
Dr. House (guest starring)
2007
Die Sopranos (guest starring)
photo of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Dayanara Torres

Young beauty queen raised in small town of Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. She represented Toa Alta in the Miss Puerto Rico contest, where she won. Eventually she also represented Puerto Rico in the 1993 Miss Universe contest, where she walked away with the crown.

After winning the crown, she filmed a movie for famed Puerto Rican director Jacobo Morales ("Linda Sara") before heading off to the Philippines to host local talk show and film several movies there. Learned Tagalog. After returning to Puerto Rico released two salsa/merengue albums, but didn't fair too well in sales. A doll created in her likeness (similar to a Barbie doll) was a big seller in Puerto Rico and the Philippines. She married singer Mark Anthony in 2000.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2009
The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone
1994
Linda Sara
TV Series
2006
Watch Over Me
1973
The Young and the Restless (guest starring)
photo of Dayanara Torres

Jaime Camil

He is the son of a rich Mexican businessman of Egyptian descent and a talented Brazilian singer from Ipanema. He began his career singing in bohemian Clubs along with the famous Cubans, Amaury Guitierrez and Pancho C├ęspedes. His father wanted him to be a businessman. He studied business and worked in his company for a couple of years. When he was 20, he told his father that he was not happy with his life and that his dream was to be a singer, and he accepted. He studied opera and theater for some time. One day he went to a radio station to record his first demo and he ended up being a producer. He worked on "El Show de Jaime Camil", for USA network, and Que Nochecita! for TV Azteca.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2014
Chiapas, el Corazón del Café
2014
Los árboles mueren de pie
2013
Pulling Strings
2012
El cielo en tu mirada
2008
All Inclusive
TV Series
2014
Qué pobres tan ricos
2013
Devious Maids (guest starring)
photo of Jaime Camil
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