Tommy Buscavida; Lead
Cuban; fair-skinned. Have to look young enough to play the character in his late-teens for a flashback. Spanish is required. No accent. Heavy dialogue in long takes so memorization assets are of value.
Spawned from a strict Catholic upbringing, Tommy has grown into an optimistic yet anger-ridden man set in his ways. As he reconciles with Misha Bravo, a family friend whom he has been enamored with since his teens, he is appalled by and thrust into her opposing mind-frame and philosophy. This cultural osmosis will have him questioning his beliefs and ignorant hostility.