“Atrevidos” is a documentary about a man who invited one of the most notorious and controversial leaders in the 20th century, Fidel Castro, to one of the most afflicted urban areas in the country, The Bronx. Residing in the Bronx for 50 years, Julio has seen the highs and lows of his neighborhood. In 1995, the U.N. held their 50th Anniversary. While the Mayor at the time invited most of the world leaders to various dinners and events, Julio decided to have a dinner of his own and invite Fidel Castro to his Sierra Maestra.


  • Jorge Gomez

    Jorge Gomez

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  • Jorge Gomez

  • Jorge Gomez

    Director of Photography
  • 1st AC - Melissa Johnson

    Camera Assistants (1st AC, 2nd AC etc
  • Jorge Gomez

    Sound Designer
  • Jorge Gomez

  • Other Credits

  • Joshua Hernandez

    Sound Mixer
  • Cast & Crew

  • Julio Pabon

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  • Jorge Gomez


    Jorge is a New York City-based filmmaker and a graduate from CUNY’s Lehman College. Having more than a decade of experience in television, Jorge has garnered a unique blend of technical precision and eye for storytelling. While growing up and working in the Bronx, He learned the value of community. Jorge spent most of my life here, and for him, community means people from a wide variety of cultures living, working, and sharing together. He believes he can share this message through films, which he hopes will create a voice for the underserved and underprivileged. Jorge has collected stories from everyone from restaurant owners to community activists and has learned that our similarities are greater than our differences. He would like his films to inspire New Yorkers and people across the country to help improve and unify their communities. Living here has allowed him to understand the vast complexities of culture, race, and gender. These underlying issues share a connection that he feels filmmaking can express in a unique and nuanced way.

  • Bio

    TJ Ali Bowden

    TJ Ali is a rising filmmaker and TV/Digital Producer having produced linear pilot TV shows for networks BET Networks, NBC Entertainment, REVOLT TV and most recently VICE Media’s VICELAND network. TJ was awarded a fellowship in the International Radio and Television Society program in 2014, which catapulted his career in linear television. TJ is embarking on a new fiction storytelling journey. He lives in New York City and hails from the south side of Chicago.

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