Actress Erika Garces is slated to star in the upcoming film "The Hudson Case," as well as key roles in the films "Distortion" and "Elevate."
Online PR News – 13-August-2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Ecuadorian actress Erika Garces, who was recently awarded at the Audience Awards for her performance in the film “City of Dreams,” stars in the upcoming film “The Hudson Case.”
Directed by Mark Logan (“Sweet 6teen,” “Nothing Gets Simpler,” “Solitary,” “Rats”), “The Hudson Case,” which wrapped filming earlier this year, is scheduled to premiere in the U.S. at the Action on Film Festival this September.
“The Hudson Case” follows Garces in the starring role of Sergeant Laura Lodge, the youngest woman to climb the ranks and become a CID special agent. In the film, Sgt. Lodge and Captain Thomas Hudson are deeply immersed in a complex murder case that results in them both getting shot.
When Garces' character Sgt. Lodge gets out of the hospital and finds out that Captain Hudson, who she was also secretly in love with, is dead, she is shocked to find that the new captain closed the case on Hudson’s murder and the previous one they were investigating. Believing that corruption in the department is what led both cases to be closed, Sgt. Lodge makes it her mission to get the Hudson case reopened.
About playing Sgt. Lodge, Garces explains, “My challenge with this character was the physical preparation. I had to maintain a lot of discipline with watching what I ate and being consistent with my work-outs. Also, whenever there were emotional scenes in front of a superior, there was a fine line that I had to keep in mind because we are expected as special agents and sergeants to have an unbreakable strength, where you can’t get heated up and start crying in front of your captain.”
In “The Hudson Case” Garces stars alongside Danette Wilson from “The Young and the Restless,” “Criminal Minds” and “Vegas.”
Garces, who was featured in an episode of the Primetime Emmy Award winning series “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC in May, also takes on a key role of a Spanish reporter in the upcoming dramatic crime film “Distortion” from Gotham Award nominated director Mayon Denton (“Clandestine Dynasty,” “The Legend of Death”).
Earlier this year Garces gave a riveting performance in the starring role of Audrey Johnson in the action-packed comedy film “City of Dreams,” which was the Winner of the Audience Awards Women’s Film Challenge, and was chosen as an Official Selection of the Nova Film Festival, Action on Film Festival and BAFICI in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Audrey, a young woman whose wealthy husband has little respect for her, packs her bags and flees to New York City with a vision of making her dreams come true. While things seem to be going smoothly for her at first, she gets a rude surprise one night when she steps out of her hotel bathroom to find Tom, a car salesman moonlighting as a hit man hired by Audrey’s husband, standing awkwardly in the room.
The comedy comes into play when Tom, played by Akende Munalula (“Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” with Tyler Perry, and Starz!’s “Counterpart” with J.K. Simmons), tries to take Audrey down, but she’s a lot more than her husband’s little princess and this girl isn’t going down without a fight.
On a deeper level, Tom and Audrey have something in common that has led them to the place we find them within the story. Garces explains, “These two characters represent that longing for wanting to break the monotony of their habit-led lives and search for their true passion and follow it, out of their comfort zone.”
Akende Munalula, Garces’ co-star in the film, says “[Erika's] dedication to character and storytelling is like I've never seen before. She truly immerses herself into her character and is always going deeper. I learned so much from watching her work.”
In addition to the films “The Hudson Case” and “Distortion” Garces also takes on the lead role of Maria in the upcoming film “Elevate” directed by multi-award winning director Angela Matemotja (“Drunk Book,” “The Untimely Encounter”).