CURRENT + UPCOMING PROJECTS
MALA: NYU Graduate Thesis 20-min Short Film - Post-Production
Written by: Stephen Schuyler + Directed by: Marly Hernandez
Synopsis: Lucinda, a 16-year old Hispanic girl, attempts to navigate the balance between the demand of her work life on a persimmons farm and her progression into womanhood.
With the support of Panavision.
MEMORIA DE OCTAVIA: NYU Graduate 14-min Short Film - Currently being submitted to festivals.
Accepted at Catalina Film Festival
Accepted at Rincon International Film Festival
Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Synopsis: Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Memoria de Octavia, tells the story of a neuroscientist, Octavia, who came to the United States from Mexico under asylum as a child. Using herself as a test subject, she struggles to erase memories of her past. Inspired by the scientific works of neuroscientist Karim Nader and neuroscientist Joseph Ledoux, the film's theme centers on the unreliable and intangible nature of memory. The safest memories are the ones that you don't think about.
LA RECLUSA: NYU Graduate 12-min Short Film
Fall 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award recipient
Director's Choice Award for Best Student Short Film at Rincon International Film Festival.
Synopsis: Mariela Monllor, is a recluse landlord that collects rent through a lavishly decorated rent box in the hallway. After a new tenant, Gabriel, accidentally destroys her rent box, she begins a written exchange that will redefine the boundaries of her world.