• “War fare inevitably breeds corruption”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “I was, despite my Spanish ancestry, an American, heart and soul.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “What a fearful thing this human slaughtering was.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “My career has differed from that of most women.  Some things I have done have shocked persons for whom I have every respect.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “The way to keep a secret, is not to tell it to anybody.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “A woman labors to fight her own way in the world, and yet, she can often do things that a man cannot.”

    Loreta Velazquez


REBEL is a hybrid documentary and dramatic film shot using professional principal actors plus reenactors and living history consultants. You can see more info here about our principal cast members. Special thanks also to the Liberty Greys, a living history troupe in Massachusetts, and to the organizers of the Newmarket yearly reenactments for allowing us to add our actors to their events for some of our filming!


Romi Dias

as Loreta Velazquez

Ms. Dias was seen opposite Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony in the film El Cantante and as the girl gang leader Juanita in the film All Night Bodega. She recently made her debut as Assistant District Attorney Toni Gonzalez on the TV show CASTLE.  She starred as Jocasta in OEDIPUS EL REY at the Magic Theatre and is the star of TREE OF FIRE at the Ari Rosenthal theatre in LA.  Other roles include Conchita in “Anna in the Tropics” at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and at The… Read More

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Isabel Carter

as Young Loreta Janeta Velazquez

Isabel Carter is new to acting, and this was her first dramatic role.  She grew up in Cambridge, MA, and is now a student at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.  She is a writer and a slam poet with the Carleton Slam Poetry Collective, and is a lover of the language arts.  She is fluent in Spanish, has taken beginning Mandarin, and is learning intensive Arabic.

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Beresford Bennett

as Bob the slave

Beresford Bennett is a Connecticut born artist. On stage, he’s performed a variety of characters from the title role in “Julius Caesar,” Treplev in “The Seagull,” to Fick in “Balm in Gilead.” His screen credits include the feature films “Slow Jam King,” “Comeback,” MIRAMAX’s critically acclaimed “Squeeze,” as well as the upcoming “Turntable,” “The Boy in the Box,” and multiple roles on television’s “Law & Order.”

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Will Lebow

as General Jubal A. Early

Over the years LeBow has been one of the most visible and respected actors in the Boston theatre community. Since 1992 Lebow has been a regular at the American Repertory Theatre in Harvard Square, playing plum roles: Marat in “Marat/Sade,” “Full Circle,” which won the Elliot Norton Award, “The Doctor’s Dilemma,” “Shlemiel, the First,” and Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.”



One hour version of REBEL as broadcast on National PBS for personal use.


One hour teacher’s version of REBEL with audio/visual screening license.


75 min. feature Director’s Cut is available for theatrical and community screenings. Contact info@iguanafilms.com.