Former Disney exec Alicia Keyes Touche is producing her first feature, “Blaze You Out.”
Pic, co-written and directed by Mateo Frazier and Diego Joaquin Lopez, toplines breakout talents Veronica Diaz-Carranza (“Mamitas,” “Taco Shop”), Melissa Cordero (“Language of a Broken Heart”), Elizabeth Pena (“Jacob’s Ladder”) and Jeremy Ray Valdez (“Constantine”).
Raoul Trujillo, Mark Adair Rios and Q’orianka Kilcher also star.
Pic tells the story of Lupe, an aspiring DJ, and her sister who are struggling to make a living in New Mexico’s Esperanza Valley, a community suffocated by generations of heroin use.
Lupe has looked after her rebellious sister since the death of their parents. But when she suddenly disappears, Lupe is forced into the town’s dark underworld.
Pic, produced by New Mexico-based Sandia Prods. and lensing in the state, is using the local tax credit to raise 25% of the pic’s budget.
Pic is co-produced by Brent Morris and O’Shea Read, and associate produced by Kerith Lemon, while Peter Touche exec produces.