Inspired by real-life stories from the perspective of youth street gang members in Los Angeles and by Los Angeles filmmaker Charles Burnett’s KILLER OF SHEEP, I AM GANGSTER brings a realistic non-judgmental portrait of life on the street set in the contemporary City of Angels. First time feature director Rechenberg has assembled a spectacular cast of talented individuals who show us the hurt and love that these characters go through in dealing with street gangs and the challenges of daily survival. Newcomers Rick Mancia (EAST LOS HIGH), Gilberto Ortiz (LADY DYNAMITE) and impressive first timer Abraham Bobadilla lead the cast with explosive and touching performances that will leave audiences wanting to see more of them on screen in the future. Director Moritz Rechenberg stops by for a conversation on his electrifying feature film debut.
Premiered at the Dances with Films Film Festival in Los Angeles