Fuacata! - definition: a term used to denote impact or a sound of force.
Our mission is to create thought provoking independent film by tackling important sociological topics, such as sexuality, cultural identity, immigration, etc, and utilizing poignant, yet comical perspectives to convey those ideas. Collaboration with fledgling production companies is key. We strive to help others who have a different point of view, yet need venue to create cinema and share their unique voices. By addressing universal themes and directly defying stereotypes (in our subject matter, as well as our casting) we intend to break the pattern of mainstream production companies. Fuacata Films strives to make independent cinema that makes an impact!
Jezabel Montero has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. She began as a child actor, starring in commercials at the age of thirteen. She has been in countless Off Broadway shows and has worked in all mediums. Jezabel is Cuban-American and a bi-lingual actor who has worked in both Spanish soaps and theatre. She has worked with the crème de la crème in the New York Latino Theatre Community—Miriam Colon, Rene Buch, Carmen Rivera, Jose Rivera, Max Ferra, Eduardo Machado, Magdalena Gomez, Tony Mata and many more. She was the anchor for morning traffic and news radio for several New York AM and FM Stations in both Spanish and English. In 2008, she won the prestigious H.O.L.A. and ACE awards for Outstanding Achievement by a Featured Female Actor in a play for her comedic performance in “Dinner for Two” at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. In 2003, she co-founded Kismet Theatre Company, a non-profit theatre company based in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 2007, she founded her own independent film company, Fuacata Films (formerly No Clout Productions). Her first film produced, directed and written by her, “Blondes Are Latin Too” won two awards for Best Documentary. She hasn't stopped working both in front and behind the camera since. Her first feature film, 13 time award winning, Cassanova Was A Woman, was acquired by Gravitas Ventures and released in fall 2016 on most digital and cable outlets. Jezabel works as a script doctor and is currently developing an LGBT comedy series, as well as working in two features, a web series talk show, and a docu-series in 2018-19.
Margo Singagliese is a veteran actress who received New York Times acclaim for her creation of the role “Gracie” in the Louis LaRusso’s original off-broadway play, “Sweatshop”. She was a featured actor in Mr. LaRusso's play "December" starring Danny Aiello. Margo has had the pleasure of doing a wide range of roles Off-Broadway from Bessie Berger in Odet's "Awake and Sing" to her creation of Green Ball in the hilarious "Balls" by George Cameron Grant. Margo has enjoyed work in a variety of independent films, such as "Cassanova Was A Woman, Trouble with Women, Meet Mario, Particles of Truth, Mail Order Bride and Waltzing Anna. Television credits include episodes on “The Sopranos” as Lisa Cestone and appearances on Law and Order/Special Victims Unit. She starred as the tortured woman in Montero's short "The Basement". Recently Margo was nominated as Best Supporting Actress at the Philadelphia Film Festival 2016, for her role as Lola in "Cassanova was a Woman. Margo is the proud co-founder and Artistic Director of Kismet Theatre in Hoboken, New Jersey and Vice President of Fuacata Films.