6th June, 2015
Los Angeles, USA
Veronica Sixtos to Star in English/Spanish Production “Pocha” (Manifest Destiny)
Veronica Sixtos was recently cast in the feature length film “Pocha” (Manifest Destiny) securing her first leading role.
The US/Mexico production bows at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival (www.LAFilmFest.com) on June 14, 2015. As the lead character, Claudia, Veronica commandeers the English/Spanish-language production, directed by Michael Dwyer and written by Kaitlin McLaughlin and produced by Veracity Productions. The film surrounds the kaleidoscopic up-and-down whirlwind life of 20-something Claudia in this slow-burning thriller and noir western. Claudia is a young Chicana who is deported to Mexico after getting caught committing credit card fraud. Claudia, who speaks no Spanish, moves in with her estranged father and grandmother at their ranch in northern México and becomes involved with a dangerous smuggler while adjusting to her new life. Veronica’s turn has been described as “a nuanced performance as an emotionally withholding anti-hero in a smartly conceived allegorical tale that confronts the dark side of the American dream.”
Veronica Sixtos, the youngest of four sisters born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area to Mexican & Portuguese parents who from an early age recognized their daughter’s natural intrinsic talent and relocated the family to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. It was only a matter of months before young Veronica was cast to appear in commercials, TV promos and then made her debut film role in The Sundance hit, 2006’s award-winning “Quincenera.”
Veronica’s earlier appearances include the TV series “Strong Medicine,” Nickelodeon’s “Zoey 101,” “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide,” and recurring roles in Disney’s wildly popular “Wizards of Waverly Place” (as Nellie Rodriguez) and TBS’ “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (as Alexandra Hernandez) following up with a role in the feature film “The Prankster.” As a musician, Veronica’s debut music video “Stars,” led to an offer to sing the theme for the film “Secret Asian Man: Rise of the Zodiac.” Today, Veronica continues to build her credentials as an acclaimed musician, as she currently works on her first EP. Her YouTube channel, where she has shared numerous acoustic performances including cover versions suggested by her audience, has accumulated more than 6,000 subscribers.
“Pocha (Manifest Destiny)” debuts at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 14, at 6:30 p.m.