Born and raised in Puerto Rico, now based in Los Angeles. My love for photography, film and dance started out in my prep years and has long been the thriving force behind my creative process.
With a B.A. in Communication & Film Studies from the University of Puerto Rico, I took part in an exchange program with the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where I spend almost a year studying film theory, doing street photography and dance. In 2007, I moved to Buenos Aires to specialize in Cinematography, enrolling at the Centro de Formación del Sindicato de la Industria Cinematográfica Argentina. Here I discovered a new passion for scriptwriting and began writing my first short films, while taking writing workshops with Argentinean filmmaker, Sabrina Farji, in her scriptwriting LAB. Since 2009, I’ve been actively working in the American film industry with such projects like: The River, White Collar, The Big C, The Rum Diary, The Losers, Fast 5, Pirates of the Caribbean, Runner Runner, Reclaim, Our Brand is Crisis, Startup, Kidding among others.
In 2011, I make my directorial debut with the short film: 15 years and a day, which was officially selected in numerous international film festivals like Cinefiesta International Short Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize. That same year, the renowned distribution company, Shorts International, acquired the short during the Short Film Market at the Cannes Film Festival.
My first documentary, Desmaquilladas, portrays the intimate lives of transgender sex workers in the historic and gentrified barrio of Santurce, Puerto Rico. Still in the postproduction phase, I presented one of the stories as part of the Urban Art Festival, SANTURCE ES LEY, which showcased the 15min short film, Mitchi, at the Puerto Rico Art Museum.
My second fiction short film, Paridad, competes in the 5th edition of the European Film Festival in Puerto Rico, being acquired once again by the same distributor, Shorts International, and obtaining the second prize for Best International Short Film at the Festival de Santo Domingo, Mujeres en Corto (FEMUJER 2017). It also screened at the Woman of World Film Festival in New Jersey that same year.
My first feature film, Daniela, is currently under development. At the same time, I’m also developing and looking to finance a social-political docu-series about the current economical debacle, corruption scheme and humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and the historical events that led to it.