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Art, Film, & TV | Rising Hollywood Star Jaime Zevallos & His Latest Film, “Me, You, & Five Bucks”


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Jaime Zevallos is multi-talented actor, filmmaker and writer who is rapidly making a name for himself in Hollywood. Named as one of the 25 Most Influential Latinos in Los Angeles by Latino Leaders Magazine, Jaime is truly showcasing his talent in his most recent project, Me You and Five Bucks, an independent film he wrote, directed and starred in. The film premiered at the Long Island International Film Expo on July 20th 2013 and was nominated for Best Film and Best Screenplay and is set to also premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, The Tampa Bay International Film Festival and the Action on Film International Film Festival, more to be announced.

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[Photo Credit: Lesley Bryce]

Born in Peru and raised in Queens, New York, Jaime has always considered himself an artist. He began his career on MTV’s “Eye Spy Video.” There he was able to explore himself as an actor and became enamored with production and filmmaking. With a history of dabbling in many different art forms, his continuous intrigued with acting and filmmaking compelled Jaime to perfect his craft. He studied the teachings of the famed Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen. He also, studied at the illustrious HB Studio and was able to gain a degree at Queens C. College in Performing Arts and C.W. Psot/Long Island University for Filmmaking.

Once concluding his studies, Jaime pursued a full-time career in acting. He landed roles in some of television’s most popular dramas like: ABC’s “Off The Map,” TNT’s “Leverage,” “House M.D.,” “Southland,” and “Sons of Anarchy”. He was also lead in Michael Eisner project, “Sam Has 7 Friends,” which was nominated for Daytime Emmy Award. Most recently, Jaime will be seen upcoming show “Basketball Wife” as a famous Latin soap star.

In film, Jaime can be seen starring in the 2012 film Heartlines, a film he wrote and produced. The film received ‘Honorable Mention’ in the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and the Pasadena Film Festival. He recently, finished production on The Ghost and the Whale, where he stars as Poe. An eccentric man who thinks he is Edgar Allen Poe, and chooses to live on the streets of Bodega Bay, California. The film also stars Maurice Benard (General Hospital) and Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean). In addition, Jaime can be seen in the comedy Killing Frisco, which is currently in post-production, where he plays the titular role of Frisco, an LA hipster actor trying to get a PLAY off the ground with his friends. This Fall, Jaime will be seen in Duke, as transformed into a lead antagonist, Hector Munoz.

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Although Jaime loves his time in front of the camera, he certainly has talent behind the scenes. He is an active screenplay writer, producer and director who has successfully created films and shorts in his career. His most recent project, Me, You and Five Bucks is a full length film based on the on the life of Charlie, a lovable loser who dreams of selling his book The 7 Steps of Healing the Male Broken Heart, but finds himself still working in restaurants to survive in the Big Apple. With the addition to its inclusion at the Long Island International Film Expo, the film has also been selected to be part of Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, the Tampa Bay International Film Festival as well as the Action on Film International Film Festival this year. His past writing, producing and directing credits include the indie films and short films: Heartlines (2012), Happy Killers (2010), The Latin & The Gringo (2010), Cloud Gazing (2009) and Double Down (2006).

Take a look at his most recent project, Me, You, and Five Bucks

Submitted by publicist, Cecilia Zuniga of Monaloring PR in Los Angeles, California. Twitter // @cecezuniga

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  1. Jamie, well Avalonne Hall, gave me my first real opportunity when i came to New York by allowing me to work on this movie. I will forever be grateful and wish him success.

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