by Jacqui Tucker
Calloused Hands which features an award winning performance from Wire and Empire star Andre Royo, will receive its VOD release November 23rd, 2017 via Film Doo.
The hard-hitting drama, which is based on the life story of its writer/director Jesse Quinones, tells the story of Josh (Luca Oriel), a 12-year-old mixed race boy growing up in Miami who shows promise as a baseball player. Neglected by his mother (Daisy Haggard), and abused by her boyfriend Byrd (Andre Royo), he manages to forge his own path when his estranged grandfather insists he study for his Bar Mitzvah.
Royo, who also served as one of the producers on the project said: “People should see Calloused Hands because it’s an intense, heart felt, and honest story about the pursuit of perfection. This is a compelling drama that shows the power of self reflection and a true examination of purpose in parenting.”
Calloused Hands also stars Daisy Haggard (Showtime’s Episodes), the late Hans Howes (There Will Be Blood), and features a breakout performance from 14-year-old teenage actor Luca Oriel.