Feature Film: Magic City Memoirs





Director: Aaron J. Salgado
Writer: Aaron J. Salgado
Executive Producer: Steven Saxton

Natalie Martinez – Mari
Dominik Garcia-Lorido – Veronica Suarez
Nestor Serrano – Angel Suarez Sr.
Julio Oscar Mechoso – Alejandro Acosta


Based on true stories from the filmmakers’ adolescence in Miami, Magic City Memoirs is a coming of age story about three lifelong friends, months away from high school graduation as they indulge in reckless behavior that finds them on the brink of either their graduation or their mortality. Mikey is a star high school baseball prospect, while Angel is a whiz of a student as well as the son of a prominent Miami politician. Stok is the son of an incarcerated drug lord. Despite their different backgrounds, these three best friends attempt to navigate through their senior year amongst the pressures and temptations that can be found in every corner of Miami.


Magic City Memoirs was Executive Produced by Steven Saxton, Andy Garcia, and Juan Villarreal. The film’s three main characters are played by JR Villarreal, Michale Francis-Cardell and Andres Dominguez. Other cast includes Julio Oscar Mechoso (Little Miss Sunshine/The Legend of Zorro), Dominik Garcia-Lorido (City Island) and Nestor Serrano (Act of Valor/The Day After Tomorrow).