Promising filmmaker

Dear Editor:As a longtime resident of Downey, I am always looking to the good our neighbors do to make our city proud. It is always good to see Dr. Mary Stauffer supporting our young students, and also the Arc Walk event in Downey. And I like to read your support of our young residents serving in our military. I have made a decent career as a horse groomer and part-time assistant horse trainer for the local horse racing tracks. Last week, there was a film contest at the Santa Anita Race Track for a grand prize of $10,000. The winner was interviewed and he said he was from Downey. I can't remember his name [Miguel Mouchess] but I couldn't tell you how proud I was to hear our city of Downey mentioned in front of a crowded race track. It gave me a feeling of excitement to know that a fellow resident could win this festival of films. I hope this young man continues to pursue his dreams of making films as we always hear how hard it is to make it in show business. His winning film featured one of my favorite rockers, Gene Simmons, of the group KISS. It would be nice to read about who this person is. I think with the dreams a lot of our young students in Downey have of making it in the film business, he could be a role model. I will be sharing his story with some of my local business friends and city council members on my morning walk this week in Downtown Downey. Glenn Franco Downey

********** Published: April 25, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 02