SOLLERS POINT tells the story of Keith (Lombardi), a twenty-four-year-old newly released from prison and living with his father (Belushi) under house arrest in Baltimore. Keith is struggling to reestablish himself, and break free of the bonds forged behind bars, within a community scarred by unemployment, neglect, and deeply entrenched segregation. His intentions are in the right place and he possesses an aggressive desire to get back on his feet, but as he taps into all his familiar resources, he finds that he may be reverting to his old ways.
McCaul Lombardi - Keith
MCCAUL LOMBARDI Born in Baltimore, McCaul Lombardi originally planned to be a professional athlete. But after an injury, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue becoming an actor. Lombardi made his film debut in AMERICAN HONEY by Andrea Arnold, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize. Lombardi has next been seen in PATTICAKE$, which premiered at the last Sundance Film Festival and was acquired for the world by Fox Searchlight. Early 2017, Lombardi appeared in a major worldwide advertising campaign for Ermenegildo Zegna, with Robert De Niro. Lombardi will soon be seen as lead actor in SOLLERS POINT directed by Matthew Porterfield.
Zazie Beetz - Courtney
Zazie will next be seen as the co-lead, opposite Ryan Reynolds, in DEADPOOL 2. She is best known to audiences as ‘Van,’ opposite Donald Glover, in FX’s critically acclaimed show Atlanta. Zazie recently wrapped Dean Devlin’s GEOSTORM for Warner Brothers. Prior to that, she shot the female lead in the indie feature film SLICE for writer/director Austin Vesely. Past films include SOLLERS POINT, directed by Matthew Porterfield; THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY, directed by Tim O’Connor; as well as Bart Freundlich’s feature film WOLVES, and Onur Turkel’s APPLESAUCE, which both premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. Zazie also recurs on Joe Swanberg’s Easy for Netflix. Zazie is a native New Yorker and attended LaGuardia High School.
Jim Belushi - Carol
Jim recently finished starring in Woody Allen’s next feature, WONDER WHEEL, opposite Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake. Immediately after he shot Jason Katims’ Showtime pilot, Mating, starring with Taran Killam. Jim can currently be seen recurring on the highly anticipated reboot of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks for Showtime. Previously he was seen on in the Amazon series Good Girls Revolt, about the female movement in the 1960s set to the backdrop of the publication boom in New York. The cast included Anna Camp and Chris Diamatopolous. Lynda Obst produced with Dana Calvo. His recent credits include the Lionsgate feature THE WHOLE TRUTH, in which Jim stars opposite Keanu Reeves, Renee Zellweger and Gugu Mbatha-Raw; David Simon’s long-awaited mini-series for HBO entitled, Show Me a Hero, opposite Oscar Isaac, Catherine Keener, Winona Ryder, Jon Bernthal, and Alfred Molina for director Paul Haggis. He also stars opposite Mereille Enos and Mary Steenburgen in Wayne Roberts’ beautiful film, KATIE SAYS GOODBYE, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival.
Jan Bijvoet - Theo
Jan Bijvoet was born in Antwerp in 1966. He has been one of the artistic directors and actors of the Antarctica Theater since 2005. He has also performed in film and television, guest-starring in a number of series. He has starred in the films AD FUNDUM, THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (Academy® Award nominee), and BORGMAN (Official Selection – Competition, Cannes 2013). In 2007, he was nominated for the Flemish Culture Award of Scenic Arts. Referring to the German explorer who was the inspiration for his character, he reflects that even though Grünberg tried to integrate with the native people, he could not let go of his white spirit. “He had the western way of thinking, and he wanted to carry hundreds of things to study. Love is possession, too. He is also afraid of death. He doesn’t understand why, but it’s because deep down, he is a materialist since his formation, even though he tries to drift away from it.”
Brionne Davis - Evan
Brionne Davis was born in Texas and started acting at a very early age, playing Tom Sawyer. He has starred and taken leading roles in more than 30 independent feature length and short films and television series, including REST STOP: DON’T LOOK BACK (2008), DOROTHY AND THE WITCHES OF OZ (2012), Pandemic (2007), NARCISSIST (2014), SAVAGED (2013), and HOLIDAYS WITH HEATHER (2006). In New York, Brionne starred in the Theatre Row adaptation of Sam Shepard’s “True West.” He has appeared in many theater productions all across the country, including “Wallenburg” at the Soho Playhouse, “A Noble Exile” in Los Angeles and “Nueva York,” a one-man show that he wrote ￼ and produced, inspired by the writings of Tennessee Williams. Davis’ character “Evan” in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT was inspired by the great botanist and explorer Richard Evans Schultes, and he feels close to him in his love of and search for plants and nature.
Antonio Bolívar Savador - Old Karamakate
Antonio Bolívar Salvador is one of the last survivors of the Ocaina people. He resides near Leticia and has had some previous experiences in filmmaking, but he prefers not to speak about them because he feels that they were disrespectful to his culture. Besides playing one of the main characters, he also served as interpreter for the Tikuna, Cubeo, Huitoto languages and even English, as he became the teacher of the international actors. He represents the best of the Amazonian people: willing to trust foreigners, to transmit their knowledge and thankful to be treated respectfully. That’s the most important aspect of the film to him: “It is a film that shows the Amazon, the lungs of the world, the greater purifying filter and the most valuable of indigenous cultures. That is its greatest achievement.”
Nilbio Torres - Young Karamakate
Nilbio Torres has never set foot in a gym; his amazing physique has been sculpted by the hardships of the jungle and the hard work he’s done since he was little. The 30- year-old has only worked in agriculture and this is his first experience with the cinema. He has a hard time expressing himself in Spanish, as he speaks mostly Cubeo. But he manages to find words to tell what this experience has meant to him. He feels the film is faithful to the story of his ancestors. “What Ciro is doing with this film is an homage to the memory of our elders, in the time before: the way the white men treated the natives, the rubber exploitation. I’ve asked the elders how it was and it is as seen in the film, that’s why we decided to support it. For the elders and myself it is a memory of the ancestors and their knowledge.”
Yauenkü Miguee - Manduca
Yauenkü Miguee was born and raised in Nazareth, a Tikuna community of the Amazon, 26 years ago. He is now a student of physical education in Bogotá and is about to achieve his greatest goal: to become a professional. He defines his participation in the film as a new experience in his life, this time from the field of art and corporal expression, which reinforced his thinking and showed him how to see life from different perspectives. He believes this film should be shared not only with the people of the locations, but all across the country, with all the indigenous peoples in Leticia and the Amazon, with the leaders, in schools and universities. He is the voice of many Manducas, a voice that, far away from the so-called civilization, cries out for a more civilized attitude towards Colombia’s indigenous communities.