Najarra Townsend (Betty)Sebastian Martinez-Kadlecik (Paul)Robin Zamora (Johnny)Lorraine Pope (Pamela)Richie Beanan (Tommy)Dave Vescio (Bruce the Killer)Jason Coleman (Jerry the Gun Salesman)Mark Wood (Harold the real estate man)Gillian Formaneck (Dancer)Cheyann Reagan Montiel (Waitress)Summer Sveinson (Store clerk)Tommy Marks (Diner Customer)
Jose A. Renteria Jr.
"Betty I Am", an inner city Dark Comedy/ Drama and character piece, is set within the burrows of East Los Angeles. A brother and sister reunite following a five-year hiatus and are forced to stumble towards reconciliation. Paul, a drunken vagrant, finds only awkward inconvenience as Betty is unwittingly thrust into his care. Forced to contemplate the self-afflicted death of her father in solitude; Betty's naive optimism becomes sanctuary for both brother and sister. The realities of street existence have smashed Paul's resolve, and purpose now lies at the bottom of each dissolute liquor bottle. A middle-aged hooker provides the only model of feminine grace for the disgruntled twenty-five year old. Torn between her childhood ideals and the bleak reality of the present, Betty flails in the wake of her day-to-day indecision's. The state of Paul's indifference is tested and ultimately drained by the tenacity of her positive outlook. In the end, the two are given a chance to begin anew with a genuine potential for success.