|Kiki Melendez on her Big Premiere Night.|
Kiki Melendez's new film "The Journey of a Female Comic-La Trayectoria De Una Comediante" .
I really admire Kiki. I met her almost 15 years ago when I was producing a promotional sales video for L.A.'s now defunct "Groove Radio", where she was one of the hosts.
She's a go-getter, she has what Latinos call "cojones", what Jewish may call "chutzpah" and what gringos call "balls." She knows what she wants, but doesn't expect anything to be handed to her on a silver platter.
These are the things we can see in her Docucomedy "The Journey of a Female Comic-La Trayectoria De Una Comediante" (which she also directed and produced). We also see the small town in the Dominican Republic where she is originally from, and learn to appreciate her journey to Hollywood.
The life of a Latina female entertainer in America does not come with any guarantees or any easy paths. In Kiki Melendez' story, she has gone through plenty of disappointments, rejections and heartbreaks, Featured Cast: Maria Conchita Alonzo, Marc Anthony, John Travolta, Esai Morales, Lupe Ontiveros, Nadine Velasquez, Jacob Vargas.
Kiki is a trailblazer that hasn't gotten enough credit from Hollywood but she's a force of nature that the glitzy town can't ignore for long.
(check out her 15 second video below moments after the Premiere of her movie)