Lewiston native Anthony “David” Velarde had an on-screen appearance at this month’s Cannes Film Festival in France.
Velarde has a small role in a fight scene in the independent film “Cold Sun” made by Alaska filmmaker Isaac Medeiros. Set in the 1920s, the film follows a prostitute, an excommunicated priest, two escaped convicts and a movie director who meet in the California desert in a twisted tale of obsession, greed and betrayal. The movie was shot in Simi Valley, Calif., in July of 2015, Velarde said.
Velarde is a 1998 graduate of Lewiston High School and 2008 graduate of the University of Idaho where he discovered acting classes. Other credits include “Grimm” and “Portlandia.” He lives in Portland.
Over more than 15 years as a journalist, Jennifer K. Bauer has interviewed sword swallowers, saddle makers and even Arnold Schwarzenegger. She writes about the arts, culture, books, food, drink and music for Inland 360, a weekly entertainment magazine covering north Idaho and eastern Washington that circulates in the Lewiston Tribune and Moscow-Pullman Daily News. She welcomes tips and story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 848-2263.