No Half Steppin’

When Malik’s single mother confiscates the speaker he uses to dance on the subway, he reinvents himself as the “man of the house” to earn her respect. As he fights a looming eviction from their South Bronx home, the call of his passion for dancing becomes too strong to ignore.

Joel Vargas Joel Vargas
DIRECTOR, SCREENWRITER

Born and raised in public housing in The Bronx, Joel Vargas is a dedicated filmmaker, community activist and advocate of conscientious art. Joel is a former Fulbright Scholar and holds an MA in... more»

Alyssa Villegas Alyssa Villegas
PRODUCER

Alyssa was born and raised in Uptown Chicago, IL. She studied Business Management at Northeastern Illinois University with a minor in Latinx/Latin American Studies. Since she was a teenager, Alyssa... more»

Additional Credits

James Duarte (Unit Production Manager)

Photo Credit: Kevin Lee

Genre: Scripted, Drama