"J. Rick Castañeda’s Cement Suitcase is a humorous romp through one man’s stilted life. Voiceover and other techniques continually break the fourth wall, while other stylistic flourishes create an almost whimsical aesthetic. Combined with the professional polish of the entire production, it’s high quality entertainment all around."
- Mark Bell, Film Threat
"If you're in the mood to laugh, feel good and support an indie flimmaker, then Cement Suitcase is a film you won't want to miss."
- Richard Propes, The Independent Critic
"Castaneda’s wit and insights elevate good material to something great. [Cement Suitcase] ...is an emotionally effective comedy that finds new ways to remind us of some of life's simpler but easily forgotten lessons and I'll be damned if it wasn't one of the best I'd seen in quite some years."
- W.D. Conine, Geek New Wave
"This is a fun and clever film with heart and a winning performance from its lead. Cement Suitcase is easily worthy of a taste."
- Aaron Peterson, The Hollywood Outsider
Falling in Love with Wine (Wine Enthusiast, July 2014)
‘Cement Suitcase’ tastefully wines and dines its audience in cheeky fashion (Sound On Sight, June 2014)
Can a Cement Suitcase make the Yakima Valley go Sideways? (Wine Industry Network, April 2014)
11 Keys to Filming In a Small Town (Movie Maker Magazine, April 2014)
Cement Suitcase Available on VOD (TheIndependentCritic.com, March 2014)
Cement Suitcase Film Review (FilmThreat.com, March 2014)
Cement Suitcase Review (TheMovieBuff.net, March 2014)
Cement Suitcase Movie Review (TheHollywoodOutsider.com, March 2014)
Cement Suitcase Review (FilmRacket.com, February 2014)
Cement Suitcase: A Breakthrough Indie Comedy (MyFilmHabit.com, February 2014)
Cement Suitcase Film Review (1 More Film Blog, February 2014)
Cement Suitcase Premiere in Yakima (Yakima Magazine, February 2014)
Rick Castañeda's Ten Tips to Indie Filmmaking (CreativeCOW.net, February 2014)
Granger Native’s Feature Debut Premieres Friday — And It’s Good (Yakima Herald, February 2014)
W.D.'S Review Of Cement Suitcase (GeekNewWave.com, October 2013)
Todd E. Lyons interviews Rick Castañeda (94.5 KATS Radio, January 2014)
Director Visits Local School (KIMA Action News CBS Affiliate, February 2014)
Film Set in Yakima Valley Winning Awards (Yakima Herald, October 2013)
Movie Shot in Yakima Valley Wins Film Festival Award (Yakima Herald, June 2013)