LANY Entertainment in association with New Universe Pictures released The Southside. The Southside is an indie special presentation that shares the tragic true story of 19-year-old Robert Areizaga Jr.’s final months leading to his untimely death. Viewer discretion is advised.
The Southside is written and directed by Emmy-winning producer Gregori J. Martin (creator, writer and director of the Emmy-winning drama series The Bay). Based on fact, the gritty feature stars Kristos Andrews (The Bay, X Games Champion), Douglas Santiago (star of the Green/Renzi and Independent Film Channel’s blockbuster hit Girlfight), Hip-Hop sensation of the early part of the millennium, Cuban Link (Flowers for the Dead, a tribute to Big Pun), and features Puerto Rican film and TV icon Miriam Colon, best known for her role as “Mama Montana” in the Universal Pictures motion picture Scarface. Cameo guest appearances by daytime television icons include Nicolas Coster (The Bay, Santa Barbara), Ellen Dolan (As the World Turns, Guiding Light), Fiona Hutchison (The Bay, Guiding Light), Bronson Picket (As the World Turns, Another World), and two-time Emmy winner Kevin Mambo (Guiding Light, One Life to Live).
Robert Areizaga Jr. was born and raised in Yonkers, NY. After struggling through a series of trials and tribulations commonly faced by urban youth, Robert realized he needed to change his life and decided to take the Yonkers Civil Service Police Exam. Shortly after he learned he had passed the exam, Robert was brutally stabbed to death at a house party in White Plains, NY. A life filled with promise was cut short and no conviction was ever made.