Gracie Award winning director, Brian Kosisky and Emmy, DuPont and Peabody Award winning producer, Joy Kosisky present the premiere of their new fictional comedy, UNDOCUMENTED EXECUTIVE at the Plaza Theater in Atlanta on October 20th. UNDOCUMENTED EXECUTIVE tells the story of an ambitious day laborer who is given his dream job when he shows up for the wrong interview.
“A delightful new take on the classic screwball comedy”
– Steve Kaplan (HBO Comedy)
“UNDOCUMENTED EXECUTIVE courageously takes on a controversial issue and manages to turn it into a subversive comedic gem.”
– Herschel Weingrod, Screenwriter (TRADING PLACES, KINDERGARTEN COP, TWINS)
Writer/Director Brian Kosisky is the Gracie Award winning director of BREAKING THE CURSE and SOLAR TOWN USA. As a former CNN senior editor/producer, Kosisky saw comedic opportunities in the headlines that rule the day, “The bottom line is that immigrants risk everything just for a chance at the American Dream. At the same time, some corporate executives who are living the dream have been actively destroying it by going after short-term gains. It is ridiculously tragic.”
Tony Guerrero (X-MEN FIRST CLASS, PULSE OF THE INDIGO) stars as Jesus “Jaqi” Gutierrez. As an immigrant, himself, Tony’s own life mirrors the character he plays. He crossed the border over ten years ago with no passport but a dream to become an actor. “I had no money to my name. I worked at whatever job I could get, making less than everyone else, but I kept at it because I only have one life and I wasn’t going to give up my goal.” Now making a good living as an actor who can be seen on Hollywood blockbusters, TNT, BET, Univision and TV Azteca, Tony has started an acting school in Atlanta, Talento Latino, that caters to underprivileged Hispanic kids.
Melissa Ponzio (TEEN WOLF MTV, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT, ROAD TRIP) also stars as Anita. While most people know Melissa as “Scott’s Mom”, Melisssa McCall, on MTV’s TEEN WOLF series, UNDOCUMENTED EXECUTIVE is her her first starring feature role.
The cast also includes Clayton Landey (TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE, DROP DEAD DIVA, STARGATE ATLANTIS), Mark Oliver (HOUSE OF PAYNE, DROP DEAD DIVA, WE ARE MARSHALL), Doris Morgado (HALL PASS, MEET THE BROWNS, ARMY WIVES), Candace Mabry (LET US IN, THE RISING SON), Leland Jones (HOUSE OF PAYNE, MEET THE BROWNS, DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE) and Kenny Alfonso (TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE, THE CHANGE UP, DROP DEAD DIVA)