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Trivia for El Chicano

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  • Premiered at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Otherwise known as The LATC.
  • Director Ben Hernandez Bray and writer/producer Joe Carnahan had trouble securing financing for the film in Hollywood due to the script featuring an all-Latino cast. In a May 2019 interview with the New York Times, Joe Carnahan recalled how one Hollywood executive told him the film needed a "Caucasian influence". The filmmakers were eventually able to find investors in Canada, and a large portion of the film was produced in Calgary with a budget of $7 million.
  • Director Ben Hernandez Bray and writer/producer Joe Carnahan have a long history of collaboration. Including El Chicano, they've worked together, in one capacity or another, on a total of 28 different film and TV projects. Some notable collaborations include The Grey (2014), Stretch (2014), The A-Team (2010), The Fourth Kind (2009), and Smokin' Aces (2006),
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