Published on August 29th, 2015 | by Jerry Doby
Live Session: Jaime Zevallos talks his major film directorial debut ..
Jaime Zevallos talks his new film ME YOU AND FIVE BUCKS (in theaters this fall) which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in. His journey beginning as a renowned New York City graffiti artist, to working on some of the well known small screen series’ like one of my favorites, “Sons of Anarchy”, “House M.D.”, and as the lead in Michael Eisner’s “Sam Has 7 Friends” which received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination.
Latino Leaders Magazine, named Zevallos as one of the “25 most influential Latinos in LA.”
“Me You And Five Bucks” represents Zevallos’ debut feature film releasing to theatres, although he does have a concept short online that he’s developing as well.
About the movie:
“ME YOU AND FIVE BUCKS” is set in NYC and chronicles the lives of several New Yorkers, one of whom is ‘Charlie’ (Zevallos), a charming waiter shopping his 7-step self-help book inspired by a broken heart after being dumped by the love of his life (played by Angela Sarafyan), who reenters his life by fate much to the annoyance of his buddies.
About Jaime Zevallos:
The Peruvian actor was raised in Queens, New York, and has always considered himself to be an artist. Zevallos was originally a well-known graffiti artist, but after multiple run-ins with the law he decided to pursue acting instead. To hone and really master his craft, Jaime attended Long Island University and studied filmmaking. Much like his character in ME YOU AND FIVE BUCKS, Zevallosstruggled working odd jobs to make ends meet while studying film. It was in 2007 after a brief, but fateful run in with Woody Allen that he decided to move to Los Angeles and pursue full-time a career in acting. Since then he has landed roles in some of television’s most popular shows including “Basketball Wife,” “Leverage,” “House M.D.,” “Southland,” and “Sons of Anarchy.” Zevallos also starred as the lead in Michael Eisner’s “Sam Has 7 Friends,” which was nominated for Daytime Emmy Award.
In his rare downtime, Zevallos enjoys giving back to the community by working closely with several charitable organizations including Arts for a Better Tomorrow.
Our conversation ran the gamut from his graffiti to his creative process and importantly, his support for the program “Arts for a Better Tomorrow” providing youth a directed outlet for creativity.
Full of energy and passion about his craft and the world around him, the conversation was fluid and interesting from open to close…Listen in to our “Live Session” below!