the film

Over the Border opens on a quiet evening along the newly built United States – Mexican border wall. The wall is state of the art and supposedly impassable. But not even this wall prevents illegal border crossing attempts, and on this night, patrolling drones spot a donkey meandering toward the wall—a donkey which turns out to be two best friends, KURT and COLE, in costume. The big shocker is that the border agents are Mexican, and the pair are trying to sneak into Mexico. The American economy has collapsed, the United States is now a third world country, and many Americans are illegally emigrating south of the border. And Mexico, just like the US used to be, is just as determined to keep those illegal gringos out.

Years ago, Kurt and his sister LAURA were in an accident which left Laura confined to a wheelchair. Kurt has been using all his extra money to pay for her healthcare, rent, and dance lessons for her daughter Abby. When Kurt unexpectedly loses his job at Toymigo, he is forced out of the company apartment that he’s been living in. He has no other choice except to make it to the promised land of Mexico if he’s going to continue to help his sister and niece. After many attempts, Kurt finally makes it across the border, and learns what it is like to be a minority, and how hard it is to find work. Kurt meets a woman who ends up helping him, and he finds her hard to resist. But living the Mexican Dream isn’t as easy as he imagined. There are many bumps in the road, and Kurt isn’t willing to give up, even if it ends up killing him.

Over the Border is an entertaining and comedic opportunity for us to look in a reversed mirror, and a reminder that regardless of where we come from or where we are going, we should care about each other.

Check out the Over the Border Lookbook!

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the film

Over the Border opens on a quiet evening along the newly built United States – Mexican border wall. The wall is state of the art and supposedly impassable. But not even this wall prevents illegal border crossing attempts, and on this night, patrolling drones spot a donkey meandering toward the wall—a donkey which turns out to be two best friends, KURT and COLE, in costume. The big shocker is that the border agents are Mexican, and the pair are trying to sneak into Mexico. The American economy has collapsed, the United States is now a third world country, and many Americans are illegally emigrating south of the border. And Mexico, just like the US used to be, is just as determined to keep those illegal gringos out.

Years ago, Kurt and his sister LAURA were in an accident which left Laura confined to a wheelchair. Kurt has been using all his extra money to pay for her healthcare, rent, and dance lessons for her daughter Abby. When Kurt unexpectedly loses his job at Toymigo, he is forced out of the company apartment that he’s been living in. He has no other choice except to make it to the promised land of Mexico if he’s going to continue to help his sister and niece. After many attempts, Kurt finally makes it across the border, and learns what it is like to be a minority, and how hard it is to find work. Kurt meets a woman who ends up helping him, and he finds her hard to resist. But living the Mexican Dream isn’t as easy as he imagined. There are many bumps in the road, and Kurt isn’t willing to give up, even if it ends up killing him.

Over the Border is an entertaining and comedic opportunity for us to look in a reversed mirror, and a reminder that regardless of where we come from or where we are going, we should care about each other.

Check out the Over the Border Lookbook!

news

Vanessa Marcil to play WARDEN GONZALEZ in OVER the BORDER

Vanessa Marcil to play WARDEN GONZALEZ in OVER the BORDER

Vanessa Marcil to play WARDEN GONZALEZ in OVER the BORDERVanessa Marcil was born Vanessa Sally Ortiz on October 15, 1968 in Indio, California to Patricia Irene Ortiz (née Marcil), an herbalist & Pete Ortiz, a contractor. She grew up in Indio with her parents, big...

Kate del Castillo to play PRESIDENT VALERIO in OVER the BORDER

Kate del Castillo to play PRESIDENT VALERIO in OVER the BORDER

Kate del Castillo to play PRESIDENT VALERIO in OVER the BORDERMexican actress Kate del Castillo broke through in America as a result of her award-winning performance in the hit Fox Searchlight/Weinstein movie Under the Same Moon (2007), which is to date the...

Maite Perroni to play EVA RUIZ in OVER the BORDER

Maite Perroni to play EVA RUIZ in OVER the BORDER

Maite Perroni to play EVA RUIZ in OVER the BORDER Maite Perroni is one of the most prominent and successful artists in the Latin World. The latest project - Maite is the lead actress in the new Netflix thriller series "Oscuro Deseo" (Dark Desire) released this 2020 in...

creators

Dan
LaPray

WRITER

Dan LaPray has over 20 years of production experience. He co‑founded Kinetic Pictures in 1998 where he produced, directed and worked on national documentaries for Donate Life America and The Salvation Army. Before founding Number 7 Entertainment in 2009, Dan helped build a national television channel on Dish Network, where he was the Director of Production. In 2015 Dan produced Just Let Go starring Academy Award Nominee, Brenda Vaccaro, and Henry Ian Cusick. He’s currently developing a series with a cable network, and multiple films for theatrical distribution, including Over the Border.

Derek
Anderson

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Derek Anderson is a founding partner at PAMH, a law firm with an entertainment law specialty. His peers have voted him as a top attorney through various awards, including, “Legal Elite,” “Super Lawyer,” and “40 under 40.” He is involved in the development of this film project as an Executive Producer, Attorney and Investor.

Robert
Zappia

WRITER

Robert Zappia After writing on a number of hit sitcoms, Robert took a break from comedy and made the transition to feature films writing the thriller Halloween: H20, a sequel to John Carpenter’s successful Halloween franchise. Halloween: H20 opened at the top of the box office and went on to become the highest grossing film of the franchise. Robert has also written a mini‑series for the SciFi Channel – 5ive DAYS to MIDNIGHT. Robert is currently writing another feature for a Studio in LA.

Leslie
Small

DIRECTOR

Leslie Small is a director and producer, known for the the critically acclaimed film, Holiday Rush for Netflix. Also known for Hair Show (2004), Mo Funny, Mo Laughs (2018), a Good Man is Hard to Find (2008)..

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