Martín Solá and Michelle Liu Coughlin’s Short Film, MAY I TAKE IT YOUR PLATE, Garners Awards on the Film Festival Circuit

MSquared Productions’ May I Take It Your Plate, a short film written, directed and starring Martín Solá, and featuring Heather Botts, Lee Zarrett, Ionnis Pazianas, Gilbert D. Sanchez, Jackson Moran, Gary Leimkuhler, Kevin C. Martinez, Susan Molloy, George Pappas and Gary West, has been garnering awards on the film festival circuit.

Martín Solá and Michelle Liu Coughlin.

The film is a humorous yet uncomfortable glimpse into the life of Martín, an actor of color, as he encounters negative stereotyping during an acting audition.

Husband and wife duo, Martín Solá and Michelle Liu Coughlin, have collaborated on many projects (onstage and on screen). May I Take It Your Plate is their fifth film together. Their upcoming projects include a short-form series and a feature film.

On November 13, 2022, Veronica Caicedo, Founder and CEO of the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival awarded honors to May I Take It Your Plate for Live Action Short Film along with presenting Martín Solá a Best Actor Award for his work in the film.

Michelle Liu Coughlin and Martín Solá with International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival Director Xavier Santiago.

On December 4, 2022, Michelangelo Alasa, Founder of the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival awarded Best Latino Film to May I Take It Your Plate along with a Best Actor Award to Martín Solá for his work in the film.

Martín Solá

Martín Solá: an actor, singer, and teacher living in New York City. His passion for those disciplines has led him to balance his career in those three areas for close to 30 years. 2022 was a breakout year for Martín as he portrayed Father Russo on the NETFLIX hit-series ARCHIVE 81. He also made appearances as IAB Captain Jerome Garibaldi on FBI (CBS), and Angél Garcés on LAW AND ORDER SVU (NBC). And in the fall, he appeared in the new Suzan Lori Parks work, PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR at The Public Theater in NYC.

Martín has been an active member of the Tony Award Winning BROADWAY INSPIRATIONAL VOICES since 2019. He also serves as a singing instructor at YALE UNIVERSITY, through the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater since 2021; and he has maintained a private voice studio for over 30 years. He also teaches acting classes with his wife Michelle Liu Coughlin. For more info :

Michelle Liu Coughlin: a multi-faceted AAPI actress, singer, and producer with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Her television and film credits include: FBI (CBS), New Amsterdam (NBC), Madam Secretary (CBS), The OA (NETFLIX), Sand Dollar Cove (HALLMARK). On stage, she has performed in many New York City venues such as City Center, Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre and the York Theatre; she has also performed in several national tours and regional theatres throughout the country. As a producer, her films “2B” and “Over-throne” part of the Asian American Film Labs 72 Hour Shootout won best of the fest awards in 2008 & 2020.

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