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I'm a writer and director who hails from the vast cornfields of DeKalb, IL. I grew up code-switching between my Mexican working-class family and American Catholic school peers and teachers. Though it felt like a curse at the time, it made me extremely perceptive of cultural and class differences.  A graduate of The Second City's Harold Ramis Film School, I'm passionate about using genre for social commentary. I write stories about unconventional protagonists who are agents of change.  My work contains elements of comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, and surrealism. 


I was selected for the 2023 LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship, through which I wrote and directed the genre-bending short film, Development. It stars Haskiri Velazquez (Saved By The Bell, The Forty-Year-Old Version); Raquel McPeek Rodriguez (NCIS: Los Angeles);  Jeff Lorch (Our Flag Means Death), Leticia Castillo (Jessica Jones, When They See Us) and Sal Lopez (Full Metal Jacket, American Me). Other short films that I've written, directed, and produced have been Official Selections at several national film festivals.

My long-term goal is to write and direct TV and features. I'm also open to collaborate as a writer or director on independent shorts or features.

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