What if there was
“Enough Room” is a social impact comedy following the journey of Cristina Romo, a successful Latina living in Los Angeles. Despite her random encounters with racism — a boss who assumes she speaks Spanish and a neighbor who qualifies her as “one of the good Mexicans” — Cristina loves life in the City of Angels. She also believes she may have found a potential partner in Ben Ciccone, a funny and sweet contractor with whom she’s been chatting on the phone for weeks. But when they finally meet in person, a single provocative remark suddenly turns their romantic date on its head, forcing Cristina and Ben to navigate the issues of race, tolerance, and what it truly means to hold your own integrity in the face of adversity.
First things first
At this moment in time in America, we encounter a lot of breakdowns in communication, where we see issues rather than the person with whom we are speaking — or arguing. Our communities are separated are disconnected through assumptions and expectations that hurt us and prevent any kind of clear connection. And while we are bombarded with examples that “speak” of tolerance, there are few clear models of it.
How do we fix it?
There are few things that bring people together better than a story. Whether it's sitting around the campfire, gathering in the arena, or coming together in a dark theatre, humans share the collective experience of a tale that reflects their humanity, universality, and potential for growth. "Enough Room" is based on a true story, and by channeling the actual events into a cinematic (and comedic) format, we believe we can bring people together to laugh, reconsider, and spark discussions.
Okay, Let's talk
Our film aims to provide an example of what tolerance actually looks like, particularly when we seek to invite something more from the discussion with the people around us. We believe this gives us permission to respond authentically rather than following the expectations of how the world wants us to behave. This film also shows us tools and gives us the ability to break out of our assumptions and provide a platform for discussion.