Friday, December 11, 2009


Hello there!!! SO its been a while since we have updated everyone. We have been in Los Angeles the past 3 months working on the final cut of Magic City Memoirs. We are very close to locking the picture and moving into sound design. We are also starting the submissions to film festivals. We will have world premiere information in the next month or so. We would also would like to extend huge gratitude to our friends out here Brett Ratner, Nate Parker, and Michelle Poole. They have been much help and guidance for the project. Another substantial friend of this film is Academy Award Nominated Actor/Director, and Miami's own Andy Garcia. Andy has joined the project as Executive Producer during this editing process, and will take the ride with us all the way through.

We will be posting new updates as they come. Drop us a line here, or on facebook or twitter. Hope all is well.

--Enlight Films Crew

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Shooter Series, Volume One: Brett Ratner

Below is a link for our friend Brett Ratner's new DVD releases entitled "Shooter Series." The series focuses on the work of music video directors. The first profiles Brett's work. It is a compilation of some of his best know videos and other random content. Hit the link, order a copy!

Friday, August 14, 2009


Below are 5 portrait posters for Magic City Memoirs . The official poster and website will be released in the next couple weeks. We are also collaborating on a book for Magic City Memoirs. Check us out on facebook and twitter.....let us know what you think. As we are hard at work getting this film ready for festival season, keep following us. Thanks for the love and support!!

Enlight Films Crew.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


So, we wrapped principal photography this past week. We finished off the shoot real strong as we shut down lanes on the Rickenbacker Causeway for our car stunts. We also had special cameos and visits to our set from friends and fam. The Enlight Films crew would like to send a huge thank you to all our friends, family, and fans who have been supporting us during our 5-week shoot all around Miami. The shoot could not have been as successful as it was without your support. Please stay tuned to our blog, facebook, and twitter sites as we journey through post-production. Information on the wrap party and other special events will be released very soon. Once again, thank you for all your support and keep following us as we move into the next phase of Magic City Memoirs. Below are some still shots from the final 2 weeks of shooting....enjoy!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Magic City Memoirs in the Miami Herald'S People Section

UM film grad Jaydee Freixas is the producer of Magic City Memoirs, a coming-of-age drama that tells the story of three teenage best friends as they struggle to balance their lives amidst the temptations of everyday life in Miami. The film is directed by Aaron Salgado and stars former child actor JR Villareal (Akeelah and the Bee), Natalie Martinez (of the new Fox series Sons of Tuscon) and Dominik Garcia-Lorido, daughter of actor Andy Garcia. Freixas tells us that to keep the authenticity of Miami, they have shot at various locations, including Icon Brickell, Miami Marine Stadium, Pace High School and SET nightclub. Freixas and Salgado's Enlight Films also produced the controversial short film Jamaica Motel in 2006. The filmmakers hope to complete post-production in late August or early September

Anchor Bay sails to City Island

Picks up rights to the dramedy from Raymond De Felitta

By Steven Zeitchik

June 18, 2009, 09:32 PM ET

Anchor Bay is taking a trip to "City Island."

The Overture sister company has picked up all rights in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand to the Tribeca Film Festival breakout from writer-director Raymond De Felitta.

Paradigm packaged and repped rights to the pic, which stars Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies and Emily Mortimer in a dramedy about a family on the quiet island off the New York coast.

The movie centers on a repressed corrections officer (Garcia) who harbors acting dreams but who gets caught in a series of misunderstandings when he brings home his secret adult son from a previous marriage to live with his family. The film's centerpiece is a riff from Garcia in which he auditions for a role in a Martin Scorsese movie.

Drawing the tag of a New York "Little Miss Sunshine" from media at Tribeca, "Island" was a crowd-pleaser at the festival, scoring its audience award.

De Felitta and Garcia also produced the movie, while the actor's real-life daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido starred as his onscreen progeny. Lucky Monkey Pictures' Lauren Versel and FilmSmith's Zachary Matz also produced, while Paradigm's Andrew Ruf negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

Anchor Bay plans on a platform release in late '09 or early '10, with a wider rollout to follow.

"We're definitely going to take risks with it, start small and grow it wide," Anchor Bay president Bill Clark said. "Everyone who sees the film loves it, so we think we can capture a broad audience."

Anchor Bay, which is a division of Liberty Media's Starz unit, recently launched a theatrical unit to complement its home video business. The company also has picked up the Ashton Kutcher Sundance drama "Spread," which it plans on releasing in August, and overall aims to release eight to 10 theatrical movies a year

Friday, June 19, 2009


Tomorrow we will be Shooting at SET nightclub in Miami Beach. Please come before, during, and after filming. We would love for you all to be present during filming as the scene calls for a packed club. If you choose to be present during the filming please arrive between 5:00pm and 7:00pm. Camera's start rolling at 7:30pm. We will be offering complimentary cocktails for those that come for the filming. After filming, we will be celebrating at SET till the break of dawn. So come by and check us out. Thank you, and hope to see you tomorrow!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Below are some assorted still shots from the set of "Magic City Memoirs." These pictures were taken as we traveled all over Miami the past 2 weeks. We shot scenes at Studio LX in South Miami, Hobie Beach, and Icon Brickell just to name a few. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


This past Friday, we were shooting a scene at Icon Brickell. Big thanks to Pitbull for showing support and coming through to visit the set. Much Love!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

1 Week of shooting in the books!!

After our first week of shooting, things cannot be going better. We have an amazing cast and crew that are all having a blast seeing this script come to life. Below are a couple still shots from the different sets we have been on this week. Stay tuned for better pictures once I get my hands on the dvd from the still photographer. We are always looking for extras, so please contact me if interested. Thanks.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Friends and Fam!!! Its been a long time coming... From the guys that brought you Jamaica Motel in 2006, comes the first feature film from Enlight Films entitled "Magic City Memoirs." The films is a coming of age drama about three teenage best friends as they struggle to balance their lives, relationships, and futures amongst the temptations of everyday life in the city of Miami. Below is a list of our amazing cast. Keep it locked to the blog as it will be updated daily from the set.

One Love!!

The Enlight Films Crew


Michael Cardelle
JR Villareal
Andres Dominguez
Natalie Martinez
Dominik Garcia-Lorido
Julio Mechoso
Oscar Torre
Nestor Serrano
Jordi Vilasuso
Seth Miller

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sons Of Tuscon picked up by FOX!!

Sons of Tucson is a FOX pick up show co-starring our old-school friend and ally Natalie Martinez. She plays "Maggie" in this show which is being produced by the same people that brought you "Malcom in the Middle." Sons of Tucson is a family comedy about three brothers who hire a charming, wayward schemer to stand in as their father when their real one goes to prison. The show will premiere this fall on Sundays at 8:30 PM. Congrats Nat!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Enlight Films to begin shooting new film in June 2009

We are currently in pre-production on a feature film entitled "Magic City Memoirs." We will begin shooting in June (3 Weeks!!) Further details on cast, synopsis, and schedules will be updated in the next couple weeks. We have several scenes which require many extras. If anyone is interested contact me directly at

Enlight Films presents Magic City Memoirs
Director: Aaron J. Salgado
Producer: Jaydee Freixas

Sunday, May 3, 2009

City Island wins Auduence Award @ 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

Andy Garcia starrer centers on dysfunctional N.Y. family

By Steven Zeitchik

The Hollywood Reporter

NEW YORK -- Audiences at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night voted "City Island," Raymond De Felitta's tale of a dysfunctional family in a far-flung New York City neighborhood, their favorite pic.

Andy Garcia produces and stars -- and Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer and Alan Arkin co-star -- in the story of a family on an island near the Bronx where both children and parents mislead each other about their respective foibles.

Among those deceptions, the father, a prison guard played by Garcia, secretly takes acting lessons while his usually stable wife (Margulies) falls for a worker at their household. Garcia's real-life daughter Domink Garcia Lorido plays one of the couple's children, who is moonlighting as a stripper.

Indie banner Lucky Monkey Pictures produced.

The film's capturing of the Heineken Audience Award should bolster its sales prospects. Paradigm is repping rights to the pic, with several buyers believed to be interested.

On Friday, Tribeca saw a rare sale off a fest screening, with Magnolia paying low- to mid-six figures for world rights to Conor McPherson's supernaturally themed character drama "The Eclipse," which had its world premiere at the festival last weekend.

The fest screens all its winning films Sunday, after formally closing with Fox Searchlight's romantic comedy "My Life in Ruins" on Saturday night.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Check out this site for the fire gear from our homies at DADE Wear. I heard some new stuff is coming out soon. Keep it locked for that!!

Monday, April 6, 2009


Hey everyone... Check out the director's final cut of the Hey Monday video that I produced in Palm Beach last month. It Debuted a week ago on Myspace and already has over 300,000 views. Hope you guys like

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Check out a posting in from a couple months ago. It profiles Alejandro Ingelmo's new line. As you may know, Alejandro is a friend and family member. Check out the new kicks...enjoy!

Alejandro Ingelmo 2009 Spring/Summer Footwear

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Here are some pictures from a Video I just worked on. It is directed by Luga Podesta of London Alley Entertainment. Check out some of his previous work at: The band is called "Hey Monday." They are signed to Pete Wentz's label Decaydance. Check out their stuff at