This story is based loosely on experiences that writer/director Pamela Chavez had when immigrating from Costa Rica to the US. In this work she pulls from her memories weaving together a story full of difficult and meaningful lessons.
We're an award winning crew who all believe in this story and the impact it may have on young people and their families, especially for those who have immigrated, will immigrate, or who carry the story of immigration as a monument in the history of their family. We hope to use this film as a platform for dialogue regarding the migration narrative in hopes to shift the lens on this incredibly polarizing topic and deeply shared human experience.
Meet Our Award Winning Team!
Pamela M. Chavez, Writer & Director: Pamela is a qwoc freelance illustrator & animator influenced by contemporary issues directly impacting Latinx communities. Her last film, Roses for Wolves, screened at the Queer Latinx Art and Film Festival in 2015.
Emalyn Lopez, Art Direction: Emalyn is a freelance Art Director & Graphic Designer working on branding and marketing collaterals for local companies, nonprofit organizations and musicians in the Bay Area.
Aurora Guerrero, Story Editor: Aurora is a Chicana writer-director with over 12 years film experience. Guerrero wrote and directed Mosquita y Mari, her award winning debut narrative film. Aurora is a Sundance Film Fellow.
Germaine Franco, Score/Composition: Germaine Franco is one of the few Latina women working full-time in Hollywood as a composer and music producer for film, television, and interactive media. Her work is featured in films such as DOPE, Kung Fu Panda 3, Book of Life, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Rio, and many more!
Kumar Butler, Sound Design: Besides freelance sound work and mentoring at an elementary school, Kumar is in a Bay Area band known as The Seshen. He has worked with several Bay Area artists & musicians, including the live Green Day album.
Animation, Illustration: Pamela Chavez, Kat Jia, Dustin Garcia, Maria Jose Esquivel, Nayaki Anandan, Steven Beard, to name a few!
Risks and challenges
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