School: USC – University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts

Director: Damon Laguna

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Headlock is a coming-of-age drama about an introverted Latinx high school wrestler who must stand up to his father and come to terms with himself after his secret sexual identity is exposed.


Duration: 16 min.

Country: United States of America (USA)

Language: English

Year: 2020

Genre: Fiction (Drama)

Topic: coming of age, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Love, Relationship, Romance, Sexuality, Social, Society, Teen love, Youth, Youth/Teen

Cast & Crew

Director: Damon Laguna

Producer: University of Southern California

Writer: Damon Laguna

Actors: Alejandro Akara (Diego) Eduardo Alexis Pena (Travis) Alberto Manquero (Carlos) Sam Delossantos (Roberts) Wrestlers: Devin Acevedo Ugo Cardone Brian Coons Seth Frase Steven Friedman Darren Keilan Hector De Leon Tyler Morris Aarron Noori Zachary Ortiz Awath Shalluf Justin Walsh Wrestling Match Attendees: Joseph Davis Erik Donovan Bryce Fisher Eileen Gizara Victoria Goodson Mario Juarez Jun Lee Sasha Nicholas Brenda North-Hearn Crisbel Ortiz Kyle Pearson Neil Phelps Edward Stasik Marvin Williams Natacska Xai Lorenzo Young High School Party Guests: Ugo Cardone Joseph Davis Seth Frase Steven Friedman Victoria Goodson Jean-Yves Joseph Giovanna Martinez Kyle Pearson Justin Walsh Lorenzo Young

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