Carmel Valley Teen Stars in “The Slingers”

Movie Filmed in San Diego with Carmel Valley Teen, Host Red Carpet Premiere

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Jody Taylor | Slingers PosterSan Diego, CA – Like all other holidays, we have a handful of movies to choose from and if we are lucky, at least one that we can bring the entire family to.

This Thanksgiving holiday San Diego families are in for a treat; because after Jennifer Lawrence feeds her hunger and Vince Vaughn is done playing Daddy we get to root for a team of underdogs that stand up to bullies on a kickball field located right here in San Diego in the family sports comedy; The Slingers – The Kickball Movie.

The Slingers introduces Aaron Acosta in the lead role of Bradley, a 13 year who with his sister Brianna, played by Emma Rose Maloney rallies a team of underprivileged kids to take on the world of organized kickball.  The film has a great message, plot, and comedy that is not only suitable for all ages but entertaining for all ages as well.

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Jody Taylor | Aaron SeriousAcosta, who is from Carmel Valley, shines in his first starring role.  His previous most notable acting credit was on stage for the Broadway musical; Chaplin where he played alongside Rob McClure who was nominated for a Tony Award.  Acosta is best known as a musician, recently traveling to Miami to record two singles with Latin Emmy winner, Chino Nunez.  Between his singing ability and his “Aw Shucks” looks, San Diego has a Tween heart-throb on its hands.

The entire cast was assembled primarily from San Diego County kids and talented actors who have been in film and network television shows.  Pia Thrasher who has a long list of film and television credits and Comedian Jody Taylor who was most recently on The Soup Investigates on E!  The film was written and directed by David E. Ruiz who is also from San Diego.

The film premiere will include a VIP Red Carpet event on November 21st at the Ultra Star Cinema in Chula Vista.  The event will combine a meet and greet with cast of the movie as well as additional celebrity guests, including Singer/Songwriter Lorie Moore from The X Factor who provided music for the film.

The Slingers will show two additional nights at this location.  For more information visit their Facebook page.  To arrange for an interview with a cast member contact: Sixty5 Media Group at or call 858-699-0176.


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